Krystian Tkaczewski, Poland

Artistic Director:

International Piano Festival “Lato z Chopinem” in Busko -Zdrój   

Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, CT.

Paderewski International Piano Competition in Hartford, CT

Connecticut Chopin Foundation, Inc.

Hailed as “Polish Virtuoso,” Krystian Tkaczewski is pursuing his splendid  piano career in  USA, Asia  and Europe. He had his triumph in having  Carnegie Hall Debut in April 2007. Anthony Aibel (critic of New York Concert Review) wrote among others: Tkaczewski was elegant, showed in-depth knowledge, played with passion, showed power-house technic. Reading  of Rachmaninov and of Prokofiev was excellent. Szymanowski  was exquisitely shaped, showing lovely shadings and contrasts of dynamics.  He showed devotion and natural affinity for music of his homeland.

Krystian Tkaczewski was  born in 1980 in Tarnów, Poland.  In 2000 Krystian became a student of Olga Rusina at the Academy of Music in Wrocław, from which  he graduated in 2004 with a Master of Arts degree.  In 2007 Krystian  received  a graduate diploma. In 2014, Krystian Tkaczewski received Doctor of Musical  Arts degree  from  The Hartt School, University of Hartford in the studio of  professor Oxana Yablonskaya. Krystian was also awarded The Honor Regents Award, for the best graduating doctoral candidate of the Hartt School and prestigious induction to Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society.

 

Krystian has been a laureate of over 20 international piano competitions  in such countries as: Greece (Athens), Italy, Spain (Madrid), Macedonia, Czech Republic and USA (i.e. Iturbi, Artists International, Bradshaw and Buono, 5 Towns, Joyce Dutka, American Protégé, Web Concert Hall).

 

Dr. Krystian Tkaczewski was invited to take part in various festivals such as: Chopin Festival in Marienbad, Paderewski Festival, Chopin Festival in Gaming, Austria, Chopin Festival in Antonin, Poland,  Festival of Polish Pianists in Słupsk, Lato

z Chopinem Festival in Busko-Zdrój, Chopin Forum in Wrocław, Inter-Fest Bitola in Macedonia, El Paso Chopin Festival, Chopin Festival in Budapest and recitals at the Chopin House in Żelazowa Wola. In the June 2006 Krystian featured as a soloist with Polish Radio Orchestra  during 50th Anniversary of Society of Polish Artist Musicians gala in Royal Castle in Warsaw.

 

Dr. Tkaczewski has been frequently invited to adjudicate at  international piano competitions: Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, Golden Key Festival in New Jersey, Debut International Piano Competition in Carnegie Hall, Solhi Al Wadi Piano Competition in Damascus, Rosario Marciano Piano Competition in Vienna, Chopin International Piano Competition in Budapest, Osaka International Music Competition, American  Liszt Piano Competition in Los Angeles , Ragusa-Ibla Piano Competition in Ragusa, International Russian Music Piano Competition  in San Jose, International Piano Competition in Troisdorf, Germany, Princess Lalla Meryem International Piano Competition in Rabat, Western Australia International Piano Competition in Perth.

 

Krystian has concertized on five  continents and 28 countries: USA, Canada, Panama, Mexico, China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia. Vietnam, Syria, Jordan, Azerbaijan,  Morocco, Australia, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Andorra, Hungary and  Macedonia. He featured with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Polish  Radio Orchestra, Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Leopoldinum Orchestra, Connecticut Virtuosi,  Tarnów Chamber Orchestra  and the Wroclaw Chamber Orchestra, conducted by  E. Cumming, Ł. Borowicz, Z.Graca, M. Gawroński, K. Górski, M. Kolaska, A. Mackiewicz. 

 

Krystian is also highly regarded as the clinician, serving as a guest artist to the  Universities and as the  lecturer of many master classes in such countries as: USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, China and Poland. His unique presentation on the interpretation of Chopin’s Mazurkas attracted numerous music institutions  around the world.

 

Recipient of several scholarships and awards including the Chopin scholarship in 1995,  Wroclaw Music Academy Academic Scholarship for 2001-2004, the Polish Minister of Culture Scholarship in 2002,2005, 2007 (Mloda Polska), City of Tarnów President's Scholarship for 2001- 2002, Musical Club of Hartford 's E.B.Storrs Scholarship and Tadeusz  Sendzimir Memorial Fund.  He was awarded for his contribution to  the cultural heritage of the State of Connecticut during Immigrant Day at State Capitol in Hartford in 2012. Krystian received  proclamations for his achievements from Governor of Connecticut,  Secretary of  State of Connecticut, Mayor of Hartford.  Krystian Tkaczewski  received the prestigious Congressional Recognition in honor of   “inspiring pianists throughout the world with the music of Chopin.” by US Congressman John Larson.

 

Krystian Tkaczewski is an active member of the Society of Polish Musical Artists  SPAM since 2004. Krystian is a founder and artistic director of Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford and the  artistic director of Connecticut Chopin Foundation. Krystian Tkaczewski became a new artistic director of International Chopin Festival “Lato z Chopinem” – Barbara Hesse Bukowska in memoriam in 2014, as  nominated by  deceased Barbara Hesse- Bukowska.

 

Dr. Tkaczewski has received the prestigious “Extraordinary Ability in Arts” permanent residency in United States of America  as one of a small percentage of those who have risen to the top in their field of endeavor.

 

 

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