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Piotr Paleczny, Piano Masterclass
Piotr Paleczny is one of the most outstanding Polish pianists and professors, laureate of five international piano competitions. He completed piano studies at the Frederick Chopin Music University in Warsaw in the class of prof. Jan Ekier.
The opportunity of having artistic contact with Arthur Rubinstein and Witold Lutoslawski also had a huge impact on the final development of his artistic personality.
A success achieved at the 8th Frederick Chopin International Piano Competition opened to Piotr Paleczny the doors of many prestigious world concert halls. Receiving, in company of Garrick Ohlsson and Mitsuko Uchida – the Third Prize, the Special Prize for the best performance of a Polonaise and the Witold Małcużyński Prize initiated his career, which the artist has enjoyed constantly until now performing concerts on all continents.
He performed as a soloist with such prominent orchestras as the Chicago Symphony, Concertgebouw, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhaus, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, RAI, Santa Cecilia, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Argentina and Orquesta Nacional de España….
He gave concerts in prestigious concert halls including the Carnegie Hall, the Alice Tully Hall and the UN General Assembly Hall in New York, the Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Berliner Philharmonie, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna, the Royal Festival Hall in London and Festspielhaus in Salzburg.
He has held master classes in New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Fort Worth, Bordeaux, Paris, Seoul, Beijing, Amsterdam, Hamamatsu, Montevideo, Mexico City.
He has gained a great recognition as a juror at the prestigious international piano competitions such as those organized in Warsaw (seven last editions of the Chopin Competitions), Leeds, Moscow (Tchaikovsky), Paris, Tel Aviv, London, Cleveland, Geneve, Toronto, Seoul, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Hamamatsu, Montreal, Santander, Tokyo, Sendai, Taipei, Weimar, Manchester, Los Angeles, Hilton Head, Takamatsu and Shenzhen.
In July 2007, he led the Jury works at the distinguished piano competition in Cleveland, the same he was the first Pole invited to fulfill a function of Jury chairman at the USA international piano competitions.
On 5 November 2001, Piotr Paleczny was invited to be a soloist of the extraordinary Gala Concert to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Warsaw National
Since 1993 he has been Artistic Director of the world’s oldest existing piano festival – the Duszniki International Chopin Piano Festival.
Since 2004 he also is the Artistic Director of the International Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz.
Piotr Paleczny conducts the piano class at the Frederick Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. His students have already won dozens of awards at the international and national piano competitions.
In 2015 the National F.Chopin Institute has released highly awaited the latest CD recorded by Piotr Paleczny – all Chopin recital which became a huge success among critics and the audience.