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.


Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. posth

Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2

Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 66

Étude in C minor, Op. 10, No. 12, "The Revolutionary Étude"

Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 34, No. 1

Prelude in E minor, Op. 28, No. 4

Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38

Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53


Joanna Ławrynowicz

She comes from a family with multigenerational musical traditions. She graduated with distinction from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw – professor Teresa Manasterska’s class. She has continued her post-graduate education under professor Halina Czerny-Stefańska.

She has received many prestigious awards at both Polish and international piano competitions. She’s been performing extensively from many years, both as a soloist and chamber musician all around the world, she has also recorded a great amount of albums.

The pianist is also a pedagogue and holds the position of a professor at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and the Zenon Brzewski Secondary Music School in Warsaw. Her pupils regularly receive outstanding prizes both in Poland and abroad.


Nocturne in B major, Op. 32, No. 1

Grande valse brillante in E-flat major, Op. 18

Mazurkas, Op. 17
in E minor, No. 2
in A minor, No. 4

Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op. 44

Polonaise in B-flat major Op. posth

Polonaise in G-sharp minor Op. posth

Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat major, Op. 22