Lucas Krupinski, guest piano

October 31, 2018 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Lukasz Krupiński - winner of the 7th International Piano Competition in San Marino and the winner of all contest prizes: the Audience Award, the Music Critics Award, and the Orchestra Award (2016). Finalist of the International Competition of Ferruccio Busoni in Bolzano (2017) and the winner of International Piano Competitions in Aachen (2016) and Hannover (2015).

In October 2015, as a semi-finalist, Krupiński found himself in the prestigious group of the best 20 pianists of the 17th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition.

His debut album Espressione was released in January 2017. The CD was inspired by his musical travels to Italy with works of Haydn, Chopin, and Scriabin and received excellent reviews by Gramophone, Pizzicato Magazine, MDR Kultur, Radio Luxembourg, Radio France. The CD was nominated for International Classical Music Awards.

Krupiński has given numerous concerts in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Belgium, France, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, China, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and the USA.

He's a two-time laureate of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prize for remarkable artistic accomplishments (2013, 2014) and received the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship (2015) and Krystian Zimerman Foundation Scholarship (2015). In 2016, he was honored with a Commemorative Medal of Frederic Chopin University of Music in recognition of artistic achievements.

The pianist also has won numerous prestigious prizes and awards at international piano competitions, including the Stanislaw Moniuszko International Competition of Slavic Music in Minsk, Belarus, 2011 (First Prize and Special Award), the 2nd Chopin Siberian International Piano Competition in Tomsk, 2013 (Grand Prix and two Special Awards), Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship Competition 2014 (First Prize), the 46th Polish National F. Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, 2015 (Second Prize).

Born in 1992 in Warsaw, Poland, he began piano lessons at the age of 5. He graduated with distinction "magna cum laude" from Frederick Chopin University of Music in Warsaw under the supervision of Professor Alicja Paleta-Bugaj and Dr. Konrad Skolarski. He has been a student of Professor Arie Vardi at Hannover University of Musik, Drama and Media.

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