Radosław Sobczak

He was born in 1981 in Pisz. In 2006 he grad­u­at­ed from the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw, piano class of Pro­fes­sor  Edward Wola­nin. He con­tin­ued his music stud­ies under Pro­fes­sor Vic­tor Mac­arov.

He won the 2nd Award at the 1st Euro­pean Piano Com­pe­ti­tion “Hali­na Czerny-Ste­fańs­ka in memo­riam” in Poz­nań (2008). He also won a dis­tinc­tion at the 14th Fry­deryk Chopin Inter­na­tion­al Com­pe­ti­tion in War­saw in 2000, obtain­ing the title of “The Best Pole of the Com­pe­ti­tion” and many addi­tion­al out­side-com­pe­ti­tion awards, such as a Yama­ha piano from the Regi­na Smendzian­ka Foun­da­tion and a schol­ar­ship of the “Cre­scen­dum est Polo­nia” Foun­da­tion.

He has per­formed in many Pol­ish phil­har­mon­ics and par­tic­i­pat­ed in numer­ous fes­ti­vals in Poland and abroad, e.g.: Cho­pin Festi­val “Set­ti­mane Musi­ca li Bres­ciane-Genio e malin­co­nia” in Italy, Piano Festi­val in Kit­zin­gen (Ger­many), Pol­ish Pianism Fes­ti­val in Słup­sk and Fes­ti­val of Pol­ish Music in in Gyor (Hun­gary). In 2002 he gave sev­en recitals in Chi­na as invit­ed by the Shan­ghai Con­cert Hall, he hon­oured with his pres­ence the cel­e­bra­tions of Poland’s EU acces­sion dur­ing the con­cert for the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment mem­bers in Stras­bourg in 2003. In Decem­ber 2007 he was invit­ed to per­form dur­ing a New Year’s Eve gala at the Nation­al Opera in War­saw. He is the first Pol­ish pianist who per­formed in Mus­cat (Oman) invit­ed by the Pol­ish Embassy in Rijad, the con­cert took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in 2010. In 2011 his per­for­mance of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Piano Con­cer­to in B-flat Minor op. 23 with Kore­an Sym­phony Orche­stra in Pusan Art Cen­tre was record­ed onto a CD. He has giv­en con­certs in such coun­tries as: Poland, Ger­many, France, Czech  Repub­lic, Italy, Rus­sia, Switzer­land, Israel, Pales­tine, Sau­di Ara­bia, Aus­tralia, Korea, Chi­na, and the USA. Rado­sław Sob­czak per­formed in many church­es – catholic, evan­gel­i­cal, and pre­sbyterian ones, and in a Jew­ish syn­a­gogue.

He is a mem­ber of the Teodor Lesze­ty­c­ki Music Soci­ety in War­saw. In the peri­od of 2010–2012 he taught at the Chopin-Keimyung Uni­ver­sity in Daegu, Korea. Cur­rent­ly he holds the post of Assis­tant at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw.


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