Anna Górecka is a pianist who is particularly interested in the richness and variety of the 20th and 21st century music (from "Gaspard de la nuit" by Ravel to Piano Sonata by Mikołaj Górecki Junior). In her repertoire one can find works by eminent Classics and Romantics (including Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms and many others) together with the most recent works by Zygmunt Krauze or Tomasz Kamieniak. Dialogues between composers representing various periods and styles are the main subject of her interest. She cooperates with many eminent musicians, such as conductors: Reinbert de Leeuw, Juozas Domarkas, Jacek Kaspszyk, Antoni Wit, Agnieszka Duczmal, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Mirosław Błaszczyk, David Lloyd-Jones, Roland Bader, Marek Moś, Stephen Ellery, Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach, Michail Sinkiewicz, Wojciech Michniewski, Marek Pijarowski, Tomasz Bugaj and many others.
Anna Górecka started to follow a path that brought her into an active musical life at an early age. Born in the family of a pianist and a composer (Henryk Mikołaj Górecki) she has been given a chance to contact with live music and eminent artists since the very beginning. At the age of four she started piano lessons piano with professor Wanda Chmielowska, the famous teacher and pianist. Among her further teachers were Bożena Dymek-Lisakowa and Marta Czerewko. In 1991 Górecka graduated with distinction from the Academy of Music in Katowice where she studied in the piano class of professor Andrzej Jasiński (teacher of Krystian Zimeman). In the same year she started two-year studies with prof. Viktor Merzhanov, the legendary Russian pianist and teacher. Masterclasses given by professor Lee Kum Sing were of great significance to her, too. During her studies Górecka was awarded a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and Art and Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. She was a prizewinner at piano competitions in Senigallia, Hamburg and at the 25th Polish Piano Festival.
Her debut in the London Wigmore Hall in 1994 was a pianistic triumph. After her recital one of the reviewers wrote: "Anna Gorecka proved herself an outstanding pianist at her Wigmore Hall debut last night. Gorecka’s talent is more than just a result of having had lessons since the age of four. There is God-given ability here. Her performance of the middle section of Ravel’s masterpiece Gaspard de la nuit, was one of the most moving pieces of piano playing I have ever heard."
In 1998 Górecka started an important and inspiring cooperation with the outstanding Polish violinist Krzysztof Bąkowski. Their album containing compositions by Karol Szymanowski won the title of "The album of the month" awarded by the British monthly music magazine British Classical CD Reviews MusicWeb.
Górecka often takes part in first performances of contemporary works. Some of them were composed specially for her (e.g. piano sonatas by Mikołaj Górecki Junior and Tomasz Kamieniak). She has participated several times in the famous "International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn". A special place in Górecka's repertoire is reserved for the compositions by her father, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki.
Anna Górecka performs in the most important concert halls: Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Osaka Festival Hall, Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, Besendorfer Hall in Vienna, Berlin Philharmony, Colston Hall in Bristol, Hermitage Theatre, National Philharmony in Warsaw, National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice etc.
She has recorded over ten cd’s. The album recorded for DUX containing Concerto op. 40 by Górecki (DUX 0924) has been nominated to the Polish CD award "Fryderyk" for 2013.
Anna Górecka is a juror at national and international piano competitions. She also gives masterclasses for young pianists. She's been a regular guest at the summer piano workshop organised by the University of Music in Warsaw. Górecka is a professor of the Academy of Music in Katowice. She teaches also in the high school in Katowice. Her students have won over 30 awards in the Polish and international piano competitions.