02.06.2019

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Wojciech Pyrć

Wojciech Pyrć started playing the piano at the age of 6 at the Music School in Tymbark. In years 2003-2008 he was a student in Zenon Brzewski Music School in Warsaw in class of prof. Teresa Manasterska. In years 2008-2013 he was a student at Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw in class of prof. Bronisława Kawalla. In 2013 he graduated with distinction.
He is a laureate of many competitions such as: 2nd Prize on 5th International Piano Competition Maria Herrero in Granada 2015, 5th Prize in National Polish Chopin Competition in Warsaw 2011. He was also a semifinalist of the First International Karol Szymanowski Music Competition in Katowice 2018.
He played concerts in many places in Poland such as: National Philharmonic in Warsaw, Żelazowa Wola – birthplace of Fryderyk Chopin, Concert Hall of Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw, Manor of Fryderyk Chopin during 65th and 67th International Fryderyk Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdrój.
He developed his music skills at music courses where he worked with such artists as Joaquin Achucarro, Dmitrij Alexeev, Edward Auer, Andrzej Jasiński, Choong-Mo Kang, Stefan Kutrzeba, Mariusz Sielski, Michał Szczepański, Piotr Paleczny, Jerome Rose, Dang Thai Son, Tamas Ungar.
In 2017 he released his first album with the piano works of Jan Ekier and Karol Szymanowski (DUX1458).

program

Ballada g-moll op. 23
Walc As-dur op. 42
Etiuda E-dur op. 10 nr 3
Etiuda a-moll op. 25 nr 11
Walc a-moll op. 34 nr 2
Etiuda c-moll op. 10 nr 12
Preludium Des-dur op. 28 nr 15
Polonez fis-moll op. 44

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Jacek Kortus

He graduated from the Music Academy in Poznań – Waldemar Andrzejewski’s piano class.

He is a laureate of many national and international piano competitions, i.a. the International Chopin Piano Competition in Szafarnia (3rd prize, 1999), International Chopin Piano Competition “Chopin for the Youngest” in Antonin (1st prize in 2000 and 2005), Polish Chopin Competition in Żagań (2nd prize in 2001), Ludwik Stefański Polish Piano Competition in Płock (1st prize in 2002), I Władysław Kędra Polish Chopin Competition in Łódź (2nd prize in 2002, the 1st prize was not handed out), International Competitions for Young Pianists “Arthur Rubenstein in Memoriam” in Bydgoszcz (special prize in 2004). In 2003 he was a finalist of the Stefan Seiler International Piano Competition in Kitzingen. In the 2005’s Polish Piano Competition for candidates for the 15th International Chopin Piano Competition he reached the 3rd stage. In the 15th International Chopin Piano Competition in 2010 he reached the 2nd stage.

In 2002 he received a scholarship from the Jolanta and Aleksander Kwaśniewscy Foundation "Help For Young Talents". Twice, in 2002 and 2005, he received a scholarship from the Minister of Culture.

program

Nocturne in C sharp minor op. posth.

Waltz in C sharp minor op. 64 no. 2

Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor op. 66

Etude in C minor op. 10 no. 12

Ballade in F major op. 38

Scherzo in B minor op. 20

Prelude in E minor op. 28 no. 4

Polonaise in A flat major op. 53