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BIO

WOJCIECH WALECZEK

Wojciech Waleczek is recognized internationally as a pianist with uncompromisingly high standards in performance. Artist, born in 1980, has been pursuing a robust concert career playing symphonic concerts as well as solo and chamber recitals in the European Union, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Russia, Kazachstan, Jordan, Palestine, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Argentina, Canada and the USA.

He has appeared as a soloist with the orchestras of the following philharmonics: Kalisz, Karlovy Vary, Kielce, Koszalin, Lublin, d, Opole, Pomeranian, Rzeszw, Toru, Szczecin, Wrocaw, Zabrze, Sinfonia Iuventus, Polish Chamber Philharmonic Sopot, Capella Bydgostiensis, Beethoven Academy Orchestra in Cracow, Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw, Elblg Chamber Orchestra, Kaposvar Symphony Orchestra, National Chamber Orchestra of Moldova and Amman Symphony Orchestra. He co-operated with many conductors, including: M. J. Baszczyk, . Borowicz, K. Bumann, G. Chmura, S. Chrzanowski, M. Diadiura, M. Dworzyski, Chang Joon-Gun, M. Gawroski, Cz. Grabowski, I. Hobson, G. Kerenyi, V. Kiradijev, J. Kosek, M. Lebel, M. Nesterowicz, M. Metelska, O. Palymsky, D. Pavilionis, M. Pijarowski, P. Przytocki, W. Rajski, J. Rogala, Z. Rychert, J. Salwarowski, M. Smolij, R. Silva, M. U. Sidiq, M. Sugar, P. Veneri, T. Wojciechowski, M. Wolniewski, J. M. Zarzycki, M. towski.

In 2014 new Waleczek`s album recorded together with violinist Voytek Proniewicz containing works by Franz Liszt for violin and piano was released by Naxos.

His numerous achievements include:

- The 3rd prize, Arthur Rubinstein Prize founded by Aniela Rubinstein and a special prize of the Kociuszko Foundation in New York at The 2nd International Competition for Young Pianists "Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam" in Bydgoszcz, Poland (1996),

- The 1st prize and the prize for the best performance of a concerto at the 4th F. Liszt National Piano Competition in Wrocaw, Poland (1997),

- The 3rd prize at the 7th F. Liszt International Piano Competition "Premio Mario Zanfi" in Parma, Italy (2000),

- The 2nd prize at the Young Musicians` Festival in Gdansk, Poland (2002),

- The 3rd prize at the 6th International Piano Seiler Competition in Palermo, Italy (2005),

- The 3rd prize at the 3rd F. Liszt International Piano Competition in Wrocaw, Poland (2005).

Wojciech Waleczek has graduated with a distinction from the Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland in a piano class of Prof. Zbigniew Raubo in 2003. He continued his studies with Prof. Lee Kum-Sing in the Vancouver Academy of Music, Canada. In 2014 he received the degree of Doctor of Arts from the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Pianist was awarded by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Poland, by the presidents of Katowice and Gliwice as well as by the Regional Council of the Silesian Province and many other private and public institutions. Beside concert activity he works as an Asistant Professor in the Music Institute of the Silesian University in Katowice.