dr Mateusz Kurcab

fot. Konrad Mika

Mateusz Kurcab – pianist, chamber musician, teacher. In 2016 graduated summa cum laude from the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Cracow, where he studied in a piano class of Prof. Mariusz Sielski. In 2019, he earned his PhD in Art, presenting a thesis titled “Nocturne in the piano works of Gabriel Fauré. Performance issues in the context of changes of the composer’s style”.

Currently, he is an academic lecturer in the Piano Department of the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków and a piano teacher in the Bronisław Rutkowski Music School of the First and Second Degree in Cracow. At the same time, he is an active concert performer as a soloist and chamber musician, co-creating numerous chamber formations. He organizes artistic events and scientific conferences promoting piano music, also the works of Cracow composers.
He is a prize winner of national and international piano competitions. He received several times a scholarship in the field of music for his achievements. He is a winner of the Ars Quaerendi Award for outstanding achievements in the field of culture in Małopolska. He performed heretofore in many prestigious concert halls in Poland, such as The National Fryderyk Chopin Institute and the Great Theatre—National Opera in Warsaw, and abroad in Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, France and Italy. Concerts with his participation were performed during numerous festivals, such as Junge Kunstler in der Philharmonie in Bad Reichnhall, The International Festival of Kraków Composers, La Folle Journee de Varsovie in Warsaw, The Witold Lutoslawski Festival in Cracow, International Piano Duet Festival “Duettissimo”, “Emanacje” Music Festival, and Estivales en Puisaye in France.

He is the author of books and articles for the AMKP Publishing company (including about the work of Gabriel Fauré and the Cracow composer Ewa Synowiec). He was an editor of the piano works of Witold Maliszewski and Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński in the “Eufonium” publishing company.

He developed his soloist and chamber skills during a scholarship program in the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. He also participated in master classes conducted by experienced pianists, such as Paul Badura-Skoda, Konstanze Eickhorst, Bruno Canino, Győrgy Nádor, Jonathan Aner, Manfred Aust, Roberto Russo.