Professor Jerzy Sterczyński, DMus Hab.

Born in 1957. Began to learn the piano when he was six. Fin­ished Music High School in Biel­sko-Biała, stud­ied at the Katow­ice Acad­e­my of Music in Pro­fes­sor Andrzej Jasiński’s class and grad­u­at­ed with hon­ours in 1981. He then con­tin­ued his train­ing in Lon­don with John Bing­ham.

He won the first prize at the Young Per­form­ers prize at the Pol­ish Piano Fes­ti­val in Słup­sk and the sec­ond prize at the Inter­na­tion­al Music Com­pe­ti­tion in Saragos­sa (1983). He is a very active con­cert per­former. He has played in Aus­tria, Bul­gar­ia, Chi­na, Czech Repub­lic, France, Spain, South Korea, Kuwait, Ger­many, Por­tu­gal and Italy. He has tak­en part in the Chopin Fes­ti­val in Duszni­ki and also in fes­ti­vals in Lock­en­haus and La Chaise-Dieu.

Record­ings occu­py a spe­cial place in his artis­tic work. Jerzy Ster­czyńs­ki has record­ed 13 com­pact discs with all Chopin’s noc­turnes, waltzes and polon­ais­es as well as his Sonata No. 2 and sev­er­al small pieces. He has also record­ed solo works by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Reger and Szy­manows­ki, and Chopin’s, Less­l’s and Dobrzyński’s con­cer­tos. His lat­est record, released in 2005, con­tains Józef Wieni­awski’s solo and cel­lo sonatas.

Jerzy Ster­czyńs­ki has been a pro­fes­sor at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw since 1989. He was dean of the Depart­ment of Piano, Harp­si­cord and Organ in 2005–2008. He was re-elect­ed for term 2008–2012.

last modified: 05/05/2015