Assistant Professor Bartosz Jakubczak, DMus Hab.

Pho­to B. Wawrzyniewicz

Bar­tosz Jakubczak grad­u­at­ed with dis­tinc­tion from the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw in Pro­fes­sor Andrzej Chorosiński’s organ class, and in 2003, he com­plet­ed his post-grad­u­ate stud­ies with the high­est dis­tinc­tion at the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Music in Lon­don in Pro­fes­sor David Titterington’s class (with the Georg Solti’s grant). Bar­tosz Jakubczak is the win­ner of mul­ti­ple awards which he received at The Roy­al Acad­e­my of Music: The Peter le Huray Award, The Whal­ley Organ Schol­ar­ship Award and The Hen­ry W. Richards Prize which he received from Peter Hur­ford, an out­stand­ing British organ­ist.

He took part in mas­ter class­es taught by Marie-Claire Alain, James David Christie, Ulrik Spang-Hanssen, Kei Koito, Susan Lan­dale, Jon Laukvik, Ludger Lohmann, Har­ald Vogel and Wolf­gang Zer­er. More­over, he par­tic­i­pat­ed in The McGill Sum­mer Organ Acad­e­my in Mon­tre­al.

In 2002, he received Prix de la Presse dur­ing Grand Prix Bach de Lau­sanne (The Lau­sanne Bach Com­pe­ti­tion) in Switzer­land. Bar­tosz Jakubczak also appeared in the same year at The Roy­al Fes­ti­val Hall in Lon­don, to per­form the world pre­miere of a solo organ piece (ded­i­cat­ed to him) by a British com­pos­er — David Gor­ton — Salve Sanc­ta Facies. He par­tic­i­pat­ed in a num­ber of pres­ti­gious fes­ti­vals in the Unit­ed King­dom, e.g. The Span­ish Ba­roque Music Fes­ti­val, The Lon­don Han­del Fes­ti­val, The Lon­don Bach Fes­ti­val, Dart­ing­ton Inter­national Sum­mer School, The Spi­tal­fields Fes­ti­val, The Lon­don Organ Forum, The Inter­na­tion­al Organ Fes­ti­val at St. Albans. Fur­ther­more, as well as con­certs in the Czech Repub­lic, France, Greece, The Nether­lands, Ire­land, Ger­many, Poland, Switzer­land, Swe­den and Hun­gary.

Over the course of 2003–2004 aca­d­e­m­ic year, he was a lec­tur­er at the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Music in Lon­don with­in the PIDEM Organ Fel­low­ship. Bar­tosz Jakubczak is reg­u­lar­ly invit­ed to give lec­tures dur­ing nation­al schol­ar­ly ses­sions, e.g. in Krzeszów, Bar­do, but also at his Alma Mater, The Acad­e­my of Music in Cra­cow and The Acad­e­my of Music in Katow­ice.

Since 2004, he has worked at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music at the Chair of Organ and Harp­si­chord, first as an Assis­tant and now as an Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor.

He received his Doc­tor­al Degree in Instru­men­tal Stud­ies in 2009 at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music, based on his the­sis The Gre­go­ri­an Chant in Select­ed Organ Works of Charles Tourne­mire. In 2015 he was award­ed with a post-doc­tor­al degree by the Coun­cil of the Instru­men­tal Depart­ment, Stanisław Moniuszko Acad­emy of Music in Gdańsk.

In Feb­ru­ary 2015, the Gov­ern­ing Body of the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Music elect­ed Bar­tosz Jakubczak to be the Asso­ciate of the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Music (ARAM). The Asso­ci­ate­ship may only be award­ed to past stu­dents of the Acad­e­my who have dis­tin­guished them­selves in the music pro­fes­sion and made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to it in their par­tic­u­lar field.

last modified: 13/10/2015