I am Mon Mon. I play the piano.
There is a pure beauty in absolute music. There is a limitless potential to unlock where the sound meets the image…
To see the sound and to hear the image. You can call it synaesthesia. I am all about it.
Please find below my renditions of some piano works of great composers from over the centuries. Feel free to listen and write to me if this music inspires you to make any of your ideas happen.
Mon Mon Piano II Record Library is meant to be used for: films, videos, documentaries, animations, advertisements, theatre music, live music, dance performances, sound/movement projects, exhibitions, visualisations, interactive instalations and other.
Don’t worry about the royalties. I’m a music advisor for media. I clear the rights.
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon Mon plays Bach
Prelude in C major, BWV 846
Prelude in G minor, BWV 861
Mon Mon plays Debussy
La fille aux cheveux de lin
Étude XI pour les arpèges composés
Le petit berger
Mon Mon plays Satie
Gymnopédies, 1. Lent et douloureux
Mon Mon plays Mozart
Fantasia in C minor, K. 475
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, KV 457, 1. Allegro molto
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, KV 457, 2. Adagio
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, KV 457, 3. Allegro assai
Mon Mon plays Prokofiev
Visions Fugitives, 5. Molto giocoso
Visions Fugitives, 6. Con eleganza
Visions Fugitives, 7. Pittoresco (Arpa)
Visions Fugitives, 8. Comodo
Visions Fugitives, 10. Ridicolosamente
In every fleeting vision I see worlds, Filled with the fickle play of rainbows
Mon Mon plays Mompou
Canción y Danza No. 1
Canción y Danza No. 2
Canción y Danza No. 3
Mon Mon plays Schnittke
Piano Quintet, I. Moderato
Piano Quintet, II. In Tempo di Valse
Piano Quintet, III. Andante
Piano Quintet, IV. Lento
Piano Quintet, V. Moderato Pastorale
I was born in 1986 in the Mazovia region in Poland. I started to play the piano as a child.
I was developing my piano skills through taking part in international piano workshops and concerts (among others in Warsaw, Rycerka Górna, S. Rachmaninov Kaliningrad Regional College of Music). In May 2005 I performed for the first time with an orchestra (it was Edward Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor with the orchestra under direction of Piotr Wajrak in Feliks Nowowiejski Warmia-Mazuria Philharmonic in Olsztyn).
In 2005 I started my studies at the Feliks Nowowiejski Music Academy in Bydgoszcz. In that time I developed a fascination with chamber music. Marcin Sikorski Ph.D., a great musician and performer, was my teacher at this faculty. He led me through five years of deeply absorbing and satisfying studies on a vast repertoire of da camera music. I performed: Sonata in G minor of C. Debussy, Sonata D minor of K. Szymanowski (violin, piano), together with my sister, Beata Godyla, a violinist; C. Franck’s Piano Quintet in F minor and Alfred Schnittke’s Piano Quintet, recorded in the Philharmonic Concert Hall in Bydgoszcz with excellent acoustic conditions.
A separate, yet equally important episode in my studies was the voice and piano repertoire (R. Schumann, F. Schubert and K. Szymanowski, just to mention the few). It contributed a great deal to my understanding and sense of „sharing music”.
I also participated as a pianist in performances of contemporary music: in cooperation with Związek Kompozytorów Polskich and in the Concert Hall in Bydgoszcz with Paweł Szymański’s Quasi una Sinfonietta, under the direction of Wojciech Michniewski.
Being a movie enthusiast I decided to devote my MA thesis to relationship and dynamics between the sound and image (piano and film). My thesis was review by Piotr Skrzypczak, Ph.D. from the Chair of Culture Studies at the Audiovisual Institute at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.
I obtained my degree in piano specialization in May 2011. My two leading professors were among the winners of the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw: Jerzy Godziszewski in 1960 and Ewa Pobłocka in 1980. Their artistic personalities greatly contributed to my development as a pianist.
Since my graduation in 2011 I have been living and working in Warsaw. After travelling to South America I started to work in Warsaw in a company offering music consultancy for the media. My duties as a music advisor involved selecting appropriate music, clearing the rights as well as negotiating with publishers and the master rights holders.
From February 2013 until June 2014 almost every Sunday I was performing at midday concerts at the Poetry Salon in Stanisławowski Theatre in the Old Orangery in Royal Park Łazienki Krolewskie in Warsaw. (It was an unforgettable pleasure for me as a musician to be on stage among other artists in such a special place, with its amazing architecture [dating from late 18th century] and good acoustic conditions.)
I teach the piano. I also teach the piano at artistic camps for children and teenagers. I enjoy being close with people who have the courage and passion to make their ideas happen. I try to make Mon Mon Piano happen.
This story would be incomplete if I did not add at the very end that I am a castellano speaking deeply passionate tango dancer and lover of the Latin-American culture.
Poetry Salon, Royal Park Łazienki Krolewskie, Warsaw
Soema Montenegro, Jorge Sottile & Mosaic, Warsaw
Years 2008 – 2012, Bydgoszcz