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Łukasz Kwiatkowski (Piano)

Born: April 30, 1981 - Lodz, Poland

The Poilish pianist, Łukasz Kwiatkowski, graduated from primary and secondary music school in Lodz with honours. In 2005 he graduated from the Music Academy in Lodz with honours under Professor Anna Wesolowska-Firlej. He obtained a degree of Master of Arts. In 2003-2004 he obtained scholarship enabling him to study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under Dr. Michael Schreider. In the years 2005-2013 he was an assistant in piano class of Professor Anna Wesolowska-Firlej at the Music Academy in Lodz. During the school years he obtained the “National Scholarship for Children” and in 2003 the Annual Fellowship of the Polish Minister of Culture and Art. In 2012 he achieved the "Scholarship for Young Gifted Scholars" from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In 2013 he obtained the Doctoral's degree. Currently he is the assistant professor at the Music Academy in Lodz. He took part in many master-classes in Poland and abroad under the artists: Halina Czerny-Stefańska, Alicja Paleta-Bugaj, Dominique Merlet, Adam Wibrowski, Artur Pizarro, Konstantin Scherbakov, Cyprien Katsaris, Jeffrey Swann, Irina Ossipova, Christopher Elton, Klaus Hellwig.

Łukasz Kwiatkowski is a prize-winner of many competitions: I Prize and the Special Prize at the Regional Comepetition in Lodz (1992); I Prize at the VII National Piano Competition in Konin (1992); I Prize at the National Competition in Warsaw (1993); II Prize at the International Piano Chopin Competition in Szafarnia (1994); II Prize and Special Prize at the International Piano Competition in Kosice, Slovakia (1995); I Prize at Piano Competition in Lodz (1997); I Prize at School Piano Competition in Lodz (1999); Honorary Distinction at National Chamber Music Competition in Wroclaw (1999); III Prize at the National Competition of French Music in Lodz (1999), duo category; II Prize at the XIV International Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition in Lodz (2001), quintet category; Grindea Award (from the founder of the European Piano Teachers’ Association) for the Best Promising Musician in London (2001); IV Prize at the International Music Competition in London (2003); I Prize and a Special Prize, piano trio category (2004) at K. Bacewicz International Chamber Music Competition in Lodz; Winner of the Concerto Trials Finals in Cardiff in 2004. In duet "Duo Subito" with the violinst Ludwika Maja Tomaszewska-Klimek he achieved: V Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Italy, Val Tidone (2007); II Prize at TIM International Chamber Music Competition in Verona, Italy (2008); Special Prize bestowed by Perrenoud Foundation at XVII International Music Competition in Vienna (2009). In piano duo with the pianist Kamil Klimek he achieved: the Honorary Distinction at the G. and K. Bacewicz’s International Chamber Music Competition in Lodz (2010).

Łukasz Kwiatkowski performed many concerts at different venues: Zelazowa Wola, Philharmonic Hall in Lodz, Philharmonic Hall in Sofia (Bulgaria), Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin, at King's Castle in Warsaw, in Antonin at Chopin's Festival, in Tarnow within “Talents’ week”, Villa Atma Zakopane within K. Szymanowski’s year, at Primavera Festival in Italy, Cerea (Verona), Studio S-1 in Warsaw, in Stuttgart and Weimar (Germany), Chopin Festival in Nohant (France), in Chicago, Columbus (USA), St. Martins-in-the-Fields in London (UK), St. David’s Hall in Cardiff, in Mexico, in 2009 a recital “In tribute to Arthur Rubinstein” in Poznanski’s Palace in Lodz, in 2010 he performed solo recitals in Chile: in La Serena, Concepcion, Santiago, recitals at Music Academy in Lodz and within “Music at Politechnika”. In 2013 he gave piano recital at Semanas Musicales in Frutillar (Chile).

Łukasz Kwiatkowski gave master-classes for students at College of Fine Arts in Columbus, USA, in Conservatorio de Musica in Santiago (Chile). He has been the official pianist at International Music Masterclasses in Pulawy and at the International Music Academy in Baloszyce, working with the artists: Dominik Polonski (cello), Robert Kabara (violin), Magdalena Szczepanowska (violin).

Łukasz Kwiatkowski had recordings for radio and television in Poland, Chile and the UK. He is the author of the book: The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach in Ferruccio Busoni's piano works, published by Polihymnia, Lublin 2013. His CD solo album "Bach Busoni" was released in 2014, edited by Dux in Warsaw.

Source: Łukasz Kwiatkowski Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2015)

Łukasz Kwiatkowski: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

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