Oresta Cybrwisky of Ukrainian-American descent, began to study piano with her father at the age of five. Thus begun, those studies led her to many prizes at music competitions and to a Bachelor of Music degree in piano from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland. Even while she was studying, her broad range of concert activity included accompanying singers and instrumentalists. Ms. Cybriwsky spent four years working for and being inspired by Gregg Smith and his endeavors in American music. Now Ms. Cybriwsky lives in Munich and appears as a concert pianist, accompanies singers and plays chamber music.