On February 18 & 19, 2017, the Chopin for All Free Concert Series will present pianist Krzysztof Ksiazek, the 2015 winner of the National Chopin Competition of Poland.
When & Where:
Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM, Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave, Ft. Lauderdale
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM, Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Drive, Coral Gables
What: Krzysztof Ksiazek, a young, award winning pianist from Poland, in a solo recital, performing the music of Debussy, Schumann and Chopin.
FREE ADMISSION – No Tickets Required
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An awardee of numerous international competitions, pianist Krzysztof Książek enjoys busy career in Poland and abroad. He began learning the piano at the age of nine and since 2005, he has studied with Prof. Stefan Wojtas, at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. He has won prizes in Polish and international competitions, including the Ludwik Stefański and Halina Czerny-Stefańska (Płock, 2008), the Concurs International de Piano Ricard Viñes (Spain, 2009), the Lviv International Chopin Piano Competition (Ukraine, 2010), the ‘Città di Avezzano’ Concorso Internazionale Pianistico (Italy, 2011) and the Polish National Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition (Warsaw, 2011 & 2015).
Mr. Ksiazek has performed in Japan, Russia, Great Britain, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, South Africa, USA, Morocco, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and Hungary. He has appeared at the International Chopin Piano Festival in Duszniki Zdrój, the Silesia International Festival of Young Laureates of Music Competitions in Katowice, and the Premia Festival of the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic in Łódź.
He holds scholarships from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Pro Musica Bona Foundation, and the Young Poland Programme. In the years 2005–2011, he was supported by the Polish Children’s Fund, and later received the Krystian Zimerman Scholarship.
Krzysztof Książek is represented by the Ludwig van Beethoven Association.