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An exquisite pianist, well-educated in Poland and USA. He has been artistically active for many years, performing with many well-known symphonic orchestras and talented conductors. He takes part in many international music festivals.
His artistic voyages lead through all the continents. He is the world’s only pianist whose recordings of Fryderyk Chopin were taken to a space station and were played during the “Endeavour” space mission in February of 2010 – on the 200th anniversary of our brilliant composer’s birthday. Also on the occasion of the Chopin Year, he recorded an album with Chopin’s Miniature masterpieces on a special Bösendorfer piano – “Chopin” model.
The pianist is also a pedagogue and sits at the jury of many international piano competitions. His pedagogical activity was recognised when he was appointed the president of the Polish chapter of the EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association). Karol Radziwonowicz is the president of the International Society for Polish Music, named after Ignacy Jan Paderewski in Warsaw.
Prelude in C sharp minor op. 45
Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor op. 66
Nocturne in B flat minor op. 9 no. 1
Ballade in G minor op. 23
A minor op. 34 no. 2
C sharp minor op. 64 no. 2
Polonaise in A major op. 40 no. 1
Etude in E major op. 10 no. 3
Mazurka in C minor op. 56 no. 3
Introduction and Polonaise in C major for piano and cello op. 3
(version for piano solo)
He started taking piano lessons at the age of 6. In 2009 he has begun studying the piano at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw with Prof. Piotr Paleczny.
He has participated in many Polish and international piano competitions and he is a laureate of i.a. 2nd International Maurycy Moszkowski Piano Competition in Kielce (3rd prize), 17th International Bach Competition in Gorzów Wielkopolski (3rd prize), 6th International EPTA Piano Competition in Krakow (3rd prize and a special prize), 9th Polish Competition of Chamber Piano Music in Toruń (2nd prize together with Grzegorz Nowak).
He has taken part in several master classes with such teachers as Matti Raekkallio, Eugene Indijc, Oleg Meisenberg. He has given concerts in Poland and also abroad in Germany, Ukraine, Italy and Finland and performed during many well known festivals, such as the 64th International Chopin Festival in Duszniki.
He has cooperated with such conductors as Wojciech Rodek, Tomasz Chmiel, Mieczysław Gawroński, Hermann Ostendarp. In his repertoire he has piano concertos by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Weber, Schumann, Chopin, Prokofiew.
Ballade in A flat major op. 47
Mazurkas op. 56
B major no. 1
C major no. 2
C minor no. 3
Polonaise in F sharp minor op. 44
Nocturne in B major op. 62 no. 1
Fantasia in F minor op. 49