Professor Andrzej Dutkiewicz, PhD
He graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, where he studied Piano under Jerzy Lefeld and Regina Smendzianka (1968), as well as Composition (class of Witold Rudziński, 1972). In the period of 1973–1976, as part of the Fulbright Foundation scholarship, he studied Composition (with Samuel Adler) and Piano (with Eugen List) at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York (USA), where he obtained his doctoral degree (Doctor of Musical Arts, 1976). He also participated in the International Competitions of New Music in Darmstadt (Germany) and, in the period of 1976–1997 he taught Piano and Composition at the international summer camp in Interlochen, Michigan (USA).
He has performed and given lectures at over 50 American universities, as well as participated in numerous European music festivals. He won the 2nd Award at the International Competition for Performers of Contemporary Music in Rotterdam (1970). As a composer he has won awards and distinctions at festivals in Poland and abroad. For his artistic activity abroad Professor Andrzej Dutkiewicz was awarded with the diploma of recognition by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (1990), and the Golden Cross of Merit. He has performed in most countries of Europe, Asia, South America, in Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica and the USA.
In the period of 1999–2005 Professor Andrzej Dutkiewicz was Dean of the Department of Piano, Harpsichord and Organ at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music. Until 2012 he was Head of the Interdepartmental Course of New Music. Since 2000 he has been artistic manager of the summer festival and music course called “From Chopin to Górecki” organized by the FCUM in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.