Łukasz Chrzęszczyk, DMus

Łukasz Chrzęszczyk (fot. Kinga Karpati)

Łukasz Chrzęszczyk –  pianist, soloist and cham­ber musi­cian, assis­tant pro­fes­sor in the Chair of Piano Cham­ber Music at the Fred­er­ic Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw.

He began his musi­cal train­ing at the age of six in his home­town Kielce, at first with Mrs. Elż­bi­eta Sara­ma, lat­er with mgr Andrzej Domin. In 2014 he grad­u­at­ed the FCUM, study­ing piano with prof. Piotr Paleczny and cham­ber music with prof. Maja Nosows­ka. In Feb­ru­ary 2018 he received his PhD degree; his doc­tor­al dis­ser­ta­tion, ded­i­cat­ed to Krzysztof Penderecki’s sonatas for vio­lin and piano earned excel­lent reviews, prais­ing the artist as one of the most promis­ing Pol­ish musi­cians of the young gen­er­a­tion.

He ia a lau­re­ate of numer­ous piano and cham­ber music com­pe­ti­tions. His coop­er­a­tion with vio­lin­ist Mar­ta Kowal­czyk has result­ed  i.a. with the 1st Prize, Prize of the Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Poland and Spe­cial Prize of the Pol­ish Radio at the 1st Com­pe­ti­tion of Duos with Piano in War­saw (2012) and the Grand Prix, 1st Prize in the cat­e­go­ry of vio­lin – piano duets and all spe­cial prizes of the 1st Inter­na­tion­al Lud­wig van Beethoven Cham­ber Music Com­pe­ti­tion in Lusław­ice (2015), he has also been award­ed by com­pe­ti­tions such as Inter­na­tion­al Kiejs­tut Bacewicz Cham­ber Music Com­pe­ti­tion in Łódź (2013), Inter­na­tion­al Johannes Brahms Cham­ber Music Com­pe­ti­tion in Gdańsk (2012), All – Pol­ish Fred­er­ic Chopin Nation­al Institute’s Chopin Com­pe­ti­tion (2011) and oth­ers.

As a soloist as well as as a cham­ber musi­cian, he per­formed in most of Europe’s coun­tries, par­tic­i­pat­ing in events such as Inter­na­tion­al Chopin Fes­ti­val in Duszni­ki – Zdrój, Witold Lutosławs­ki Chain Fes­ti­val at the Witold Lutosławs­ki Stu­dio of the Pol­ish Radio, Krzysztof Pen­derec­ki Fes­ti­val in War­saw, Mon­teleon Fes­ti­val in Leon (Spain), Musi­ca in col­li­na in Lape­dona (Italy). He coop­er­at­ed with some of the finest Pol­ish musi­cians, such as Jakub Jakow­icz, Jakub Hau­fa, Janusz Wawrows­ki, Bar­tosz Kozi­ak, Mag­dale­na Bojanow­icz. In 2014 he made his debut with the Warsaw’s Nation­al Phil­har­mon­ic with Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Con­cer­to; he has also been accom­pa­nied by Witold Lutosławs­ki Pol­ish Youth Orches­tra, Swiss Il mosaico Youth Orches­tra, Świę­tokrzysz­ka Phil­har­mon­ic, Rzes­zows­ka Phil­har­mon­ic. He per­formed under the baton of con­duc­tors such as Michał Klauza, Woj­ciech Rodek, Moni­ka Wolińs­ka, Adri­an Varela, Her­mann Osten­darp. He record­ed for Pol­ish and Span­ish radio; in 2014 as a mem­ber of the Aper­to Trio he record­ed a CD with piano trios by Andrzej Panufnik and Mau­rice Rav­el. In April 2018 he took part in Hol­land Music Ses­sions’ New Mas­ters on Tour, per­form­ing i. a. in the Bratisla­va Phil­har­mon­ic and Het Con­cert­ge­bouw Ams­ter­dam.

As a ped­a­gogue, he con­duct­ed cham­ber music work­shops in Hochschule fur Musik Det­mold and Eesti Muusi­ka-ja Tea­tri­akademia in Tallinn, he also coop­er­ates with Nation­al Fund for Chil­dren as a tutor at the Fund’s year­ly Cham­ber Music Work­shops for the most promis­ing music schools pupils at Pen­derec­ki Cen­ter in Lusław­ice.

Łukasz is a hold­er of schol­ar­ships by the Min­istry of Sci­ence and High­er Edu­ca­tion, Min­istry of  Cul­ture and Nation­al Her­itage, Rec­tor of the FCUM, Société Générale and Theodore Leschetizky Asso­ci­a­tion. In 2013 he received the Min­istry of Cul­ture and Nation­al Her­itage „Mło­da Pol­s­ka” grant, award­ed by the Nation­al Cen­tre of Cul­ture.

last modified: 05/03/2019