Described as “Polish Virtuoso” Krystian Tkaczewski is pursuing his piano career in both USA 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, born in 1980 in Tarnów, Poland, started his musical education at the Paderewski Music School in Tarnów in the class of J. Iwaneczko. He studied at the Chopin College in Warsaw (1995-2000) in the studios of G. Weiss and Dr. Pawel Skrzypek. In 2000 he became a student of Olga Rusina at the Academy of Music in Wroclaw. In 2007 Krystian received a graduate diploma at the The Hartt School, University of Hartford. He has been pursuing Doctor of Musical Arts at the same university at the studio of famous pianist Oxana Yablonskaya.
Krystian took part in many competitions and festivals around the world, including: National Piano Competition inWarsaw, European Piano Teachers Association Piano Competition in Cracow, International Music Competition in Ancona, Italy, Konzerteum Piano Competition in Athens, Greece, European Piano Competition in Bari, Italy, Inter-fest Piano Competition in Bitola, Macedonia (1st prize), Nueva Acropolis Piano Competition in Madrid, International Piano Competitions in Bologna, Morocco, Andorra, Szymanowski International Competition in Lódz, Chopin International Piano Competition, KateKinley Fellowship Competition in Chicago, Connecticut State Music Teachers’ Association Piano Competition in Hartford, CT, Artists International Auditions in New York
(winner), Bradshaw & Buono Piano Competition in New York (1st prize), 5 Towns Piano Competition in New York, 2006 Paranov Competition in Hartford, Chopin Piano Competition in Marienbad, Joyce Dutka Instrumental Competition in New York.
He was invited to take part in various festivals such as the Chopin Festival in Gaming, Austria, Chopin Festival in Antonin, Poland, Festival of Polish Pianists in Slupsk, Chopin Festival in Busko-Zdrój, “Tydzien Talentów” in Tarnów, Musical Floraries in Warsaw, Chopin Forum in Wroclaw, Inter-Fest Bitola in Macedonia, and a concert series at the Paderewski House, and recitals at the
Chopin House in Zelazowa Wola.
In the June 2006 Krystian featured in 50th Anniversary of Society of Polish Artist Musicians gala in Royal Castle in Warsaw as a soloist with Polish Radio Orchestra.
Krystian has performed on three continents and 12 countries countries including Poland, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Morocco, and the US. He perfected his art in collaboration with pianists as: A. Jasinski, R. Smendzianka, B. Hessse-Bukowska, J. Olejniczak, S. Poczekin, F. Gottlieb, P. Checinski, and played with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Radio Orchestra, Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Leopoldinum Orchestra, Connecticut Virtuosi the Tarnów Chamber Orchestra, and the Wroclaw Chamber Orchestra, conducted by E.Cumming, L. Borowicz, Z. Graca, M. Gawronski, K. Górski, and M. Kolaska, A. Mackiewicz. 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 (Młoda Polska) the City of Tarnów Mayor’s Scholarship for 2001-2002, Musical Club of Hartford‘s E.B.Storrs
Scholarship in 2005.
Krystian Tkaczewski is an active member of the Society of Polish Musical Artists (SPAM) since 2004.
Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York cordially invites you to attend the classical music concert of
Friday, April 4, 2008 at 7.30 pm
De Lamar Mansion – the residence of the Consulate General of Poland
233 Madison Ave. at 37th Street
The event is free and open to the public, however all attendees must RSVP to secure admittance.
RSVP by Thursday, April 3, at
646 237 2112, 646 237 2114,
Variations in C major, K. 265
Scherzo in E major, op. 54
Variations in B flat minor, op. 3
Nocturne in C minor, op. 48 no. 1
Mazurkas op. 24
1. G minor
2. C major
3. A flat major
4. B flat minor
Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Brillante, op. 22
Polonaise in A flat major, op. 53 (“Heroic”)
Piano by Steinway & Sons