Biography

Łukasz Mikołajczyk

Łukasz Mikołajczyk is standing out as one of the most important pianists of his generation in Poland. His sense of time, harmonic perception and sonority of the sound are immensely sophisticated and elaborated.

Originally from Siemianowice Slaskie in Poland, Łukasz Mikołajczyk studied in Katowice at Karol Szymanowski State Music School in piano class of Professor Anna Górecka. His progress was accelerated by studies at Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in the class of Professor Zbigniew Raubo, where he graduated master degree in 2017.

During career he has achieved numerous awards on national and international piano competitions. In 2008, he won the first prize and the Special Award of Elżbieta Stefańska for the best performance of a piece by Johann Sebastian Bach at the 10th Ludwik Stefański and Halina Czerny-Stefańska Piano Competition in Płock. Two years later he received second price in the 16th Polish Piano Competition in Konin and he was awarded the third prize at the International Podkarpacki Chopin Competition held in Rzeszów. He achieved 3rd place twice (2013, 2015) in the Fryderyk Chopin Polish Piano Competition in Warsaw. In October 2015 he came to the second round of International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw and this achievement can be considered as promotion to the top 30 best young pianists in the world.

His first solo recording, which features the Piano Concerto in F minor op. 21 by Fryderyk Chopin, was released in November 2013 by Piotr Kler Foundation. This album commemorated the 40th establishment anniversary of the Kler Company. A second album, recorded live at the Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio S1 in Warsaw, contains an unique live performance of Fryderyk Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto. In December 2015, he recorded his first solo album which features Fryderyk Chopin solo works.

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Łukasz Mikołajczyk has been awarded many scholarships, such as those sponsored by the Mayor of Katowice, the Marshal of Silesian Province and the Prime Minister. Currently, he is a stipendist of Piotr Kler Foundation. His expressive insight and mature musicianship provided him support also from world-famous artists. In 2014 he reached a scholarship founded by Krystian Zimerman for most talented young pianists.

 

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