Ewa Demarczyk, a singer performing in Krakow’s “Piwnica pod Baranami”, has passed away. In January next year, she would be 80 years old.
“Piwnica Pod Baranami” informed about Demarczyk’s death in social media. “The greatest has passed away. Farewell, Eve” – the artists wrote.
“For several generations she has presented what is the noblest and most valuable in the song. She did not leave too many recordings, but only the pearls. They will be with us, reminding us of the phenomenon of Ewa Demarczyk.” – wrote the writer and journalist Wacław Krupiński. He also reported that the singer died on Friday in her apartment.
The information about the artist’s death was confirmed by Witold Wnuk, artistic director of the Summer Jazz Festival in Piwnica pod Baranami.
From “Cyrulik” to “Barany”
Ewa Demarczyk was born on January 16, 1941 in Krakow. She graduated from the piano class at the Krakow Secondary Music School, and began her career in 1961 in the student cabaret of the Medical Academy in Krakow called “Cyrulik”. She performed mainly sung poetry.
She is considered one of the most talented and charismatic figures on the Polish music scene. Her expression on stage and the ability to interpret the lyrics sung led her to the stages of Olympia and Carnegie Hall.
Demarczyk made a nationwide sensation in 1963, when she performed at the 1st National Festival of Polish Song in Opole. There she sang the songs of Konieczny, “Taki pejzaż” and “Black angels”. Not much before that, the ravishing “Carousel with Madonnas” was successful at the 1st National Student Song Festival in Krakow.
During her career, she was regularly awarded, among others at the International Song Festival in Sopot, the World Theater Festival in Arezzo and the National Festival of Polish Song in Opole. In 2000, she was also awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Rebirth of Poland, and five years later with the gold medal “For Merit to Culture Gloria Artis”.
For years she was associated with the “Piwnica pod Baranami” cabaret in Krakow.
Main photo source: PAP / CAF