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15 - 23 October 2023

Piotr Kowal (Poland)

 19 October 2022 (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. Aula Akademii Muzycznej im. K. Pendereckiego „Florianka” Programme: Ludwig van Beethoven, Karol Szymanowski, Franciszek Brzeziński more
 20 October 2022 (Thursday) at 5 p.m. GORLICE – Zespół Państwowych Szkół Muzycznych Programme: Ludwig van Beethoven, Karol Szymanowski, Franciszek Brzeziński more

Graduate of the Academy of Music in Kraków in the piano class of Professor Andrzej Pikul (diploma with distinction). In 2018 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Arts, his doctoral thesis concerned the interpretation of works by Ludwig van Beethoven and included a recording of the sonatas op. 81a, Op. 106 Hammerklavier and Op. 111.

In 2014 the pianist developed his skills in the piano class of Prof. Konstanze Eickhorst during his studies at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck and in 2021 in the postgraduate studies at the Accademia del Ridotto in the class of Prof. Aquiles delle Vigne. He has participated in numerous masterclasses with Paul Badura-Skoda, Dmitri Bashkirov, Dina Yoffe, Anna Malikova, Elza Kolodin and Evgeni Koroliov, among others.

He is a laureate and finalist of numerous international piano competitions, receiving, among others, 2nd place at the Concerto CompetitioAdd a translation in Englishn during International Tel-Hai Masterclasses in Israel, 1st place at the Tadeusz Żmudziński International Piano Competition in Kraków, 1st place at the Singapore Classical Piano Competition 2020, 2nd place at the Klavierwettbewerb Gloria Artis in Vienna and 1st place at the university’s “Gram with Orchestra” competition.

He is actively involved in concert activity performing as a soloist and chamber musician during, among others, the Music in Old Kraków Festival, the International Piano Festival of the Royal City of Kraków, as well as at the Wrocław Philharmonic, the Cracow Philharmonic, the Częstochowa Philharmonic, and the Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw. Since 2015, he has been employed as a piano teacher at the Primary and Secondary B. Rutkowski School of Music in Krakow, where he has been the head of the piano section since 2019. Since 2016 – assistant at the Piano Department of the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow.

He conducts pedagogical activities during the International Musical Interpretation Courses in Nowy Sącz. His pupils and students win prizes at national and international piano competitions. Artistic Director of the International Piano Competition “Chopin Plus”.