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Michał Szymanowski - NOSPR

Michał SzymanowskiPiano

A Polish pianist and conductor, Michał Szymanowski was born in 1988 into a musical family. He graduated with honours from the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, where he studied piano with Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and symphonic and opera conducting under Zygmunt Rychert. He honed his skills with Eldar Nebolsin at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin. At present he works as an assistant lecturer at his alma mater.
He has won top awards in a number of national and international music competitions, including Darmstadt International Chopin Piano Competition (2017), MozARTe International Piano Competition Aachen (2016), Asia-Pacific International Chopin Competition in Daegu (2015), International Juliusz Zarębski Music Competition in Warsaw (2012), Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe in Katowice (2011), International Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (2010), International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz (2007). In 2015 he was the highest placed quarter-finalist in the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.
Michał Szymanowski has performed in many concerts across Europe and throughout the world, including the Palace of Nations, the Paul VI Audience Hall, Belvedere Palace, numerous philharmonic halls as well as major festivals in Poland and abroad, among them Oficina de Música de Curitiba, Chopiniana in Buenos Aires, Festival Europeo de Jóvenes Solistas in Caracas, Festival Pianistico di Roma, LongLake Festival Lugano, and the Chopin and his Europe Festival in Warsaw, where he brilliantly performed piano concertos by Paderewski, Wieniawski and Stojowski.
He has performed under such eminent conductors as Alfredo Rugeles, Medardo Caisabanda, Juri Gilbo, Jacek Kaspszyk, Antoni Wit, Grzegorz Nowak and Marek Pijarowski.
Apart from solo repertoire, he also frequently performs chamber music. He has released two solo albums featuring compositions by Chopin, Paderewski, Szymanowski and Wieniawski. The recordings were critically acclaimed.


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