dr Paweł Kubica

Kubica PawełPaweł Kubica graduated with distinction from the Music Academy of Krakow in Janusz Olejniczak’s class in 1996. Prior to this he studied with Jerzy Łukowicz for many years.
He attended various master classes in Poland and abroad working with such virtuosos as Halina Czerny – Stefańska, Andrzej Jasiński, Vlado Perlemuter, Rudolf Buchbinder, Lee Kum Sing, Jean Marc Luisada.
His first significant achievement came in 1989 when he was awarded Second Prize at the Miłosz Magin Piano Competition in Paris. Since that time the pianist has won a range of prizes at competitions in Poland and abroad. He won the Stendal Foundation Piano Competition in Detmold (Germany, 1992) and the Special Prize at the I Tansman International Competition of Musical Personalities in Łódź (1996). In 1998 he won two prizes at the Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition of Contemporary Music in Kraków: First Prize in the category of soloists and Special Prize for the best interpretation of a Polish composition. He participated twice in the Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw (1995, 2000). In 1997 he was awarded a Cracow Council Scholarship for Creative Personalities.
Paweł Kubica has been engaged in a solo artistic activity winning the audience’s attention and critical acclaim in Poland and abroad, e.g. he succesfully performed in England, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Slovakia and Serbia.
He has been invited to participate in notable music events such as Chopin Festival in Nohant (France), International Festival of Contemporary Music “Warsaw Autumn”, Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk, “Chopin in autumn colours” in Antonin, International Days of Cracow Composers, Summer Music Festival “Wawel at dusk”.
As a soloist he has performed symphonic concerts, among others with SWF – Sinfonieorchester, Tomsk Philharmonic Orchestra, The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, The Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cracow Philharmonic Or-chestra, Rzeszów Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, Kalisz Philharmonic Orchestra, under direction of such conductors as Arnold Östman, Wojciech Michniewski, Wojciech Rajski, Michał Klauza, Michał Nesterowicz, Wojciech Czepiel, Paweł Przytocki, Zygmunt Rychert.
As a chamber musician, he has performed among others with The Silesian String Quartet and the cellist Adam Klocek.
Paweł Kubica has for many years been engaged with vocal-piano chamber music many a time working as an accompanist at the vocal master classes of Teresa Żylis – Gara, Ryszard Karczykowski, Helena Łazarska.
The pianist performs a wide-ranging repertoire spanning major music periods. He is a noted interpreter of Fryderyk Chopin’s music. He also devotes himself to contemporary music and has given well-received performances of piano concertos of Krzysztof Penderecki, Woj-ciech Kilar and Henryk Mikołaj Górecki.
Paweł Kubica has recorded a CD with Robert Schumann’ s compositions with SWF-Sinfonieorchester conducted by Arnold Östman. The recording was published by Arte Nova in 1995. In 2011 the “Polish Recordings” company released another album with the participation of Paweł Kubica, entitled “Music and Politics”. It is the record of a gala concert at which the compositions of the President of Croatia Ivo Josipović were performed, in the presence of the composer.
Among many recordings for the radio and television worth mentioning Robert Schumann’ s Piano Concerto in A minor performed with the Polish Radio Orchestra conducted by Wojciech Rajski in 2002 deserves a special attention as well as recorded live Francis Poulenc’ s Piano Concerto performed with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice conducted by Michał Klauza in 2013.