dr hab. Piotr Kędzierski
Piotr Kędzierski graduated from the Frederic Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw majoring in both Piano and Music Theory. 2001 he completed his piano studies under Prof. Bronisława Kawalla, Prof. Edward Wolanin and Prof. Krystyna Borucińska with honors. In 2002 he received two-year scholarship from DAAD (German Academic Exchange) and in 2004, he graduated from the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne under Prof. dr h.c. Arbo Valdma. In 2005, after two-years studying contemporary chamber music at the above mentioned Hochschule, he obtained Chamber Music Diploma (Kammermusikexamen). 2006-2008 he completed two-year doctor studies and in 2010 he obtained doctor degree in humanities. 2007-2012 he worked at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Currently he is assistant professor at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Music Academy in Lodz (Department of Composition, Music Theory, Eurhythmics and Music Education, Chair of Music Theory) and assistant at the Music Academy in Cracow (Instrumental Department, Chair of Contemporary Music, Jazz and Percussion).
As the winner of the main prize in Bronisław Huberman Concert Series 2002 in Austria as well as a holder of Peter Gell Award in England, Piotr Kędzierski has performed in both solo and chamber music ensembles all around Europe, including festivals in Dartington, Bayreuth, Bonn and Warsaw. Modern music takes a central place in Piotr’s musical activities as evidenced by the numerous world premiers and recordings he has given for West-German Radio Station WDR, Feedback Studio Köln, University of Wisconsin, Deutsche Welle, TV Polonia, Funkhaus Europa, Radio Multi-Kulti and Polish Radio Programme II. The polish radio station BIS has produced a broadcast about him.
He has been cooperating with the following composers and performers: Paulo Alvares, Carola Bauckholt, Peter Maxwell Davies, Peter Degenhardt, Johannes Fritsch, Reinhard Goebbels, Krzysztof Meyer, Jan Pilch, James Reynolds, Ashot Sarkissjan, Elżbieta Sikora, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Stanisław Welanyk. He took part in international master classes run by Adrian Cox, Bracha Eden, Peter Eicher, Paul Gulda, Nicolas Hodges, Martyn van den Hoek, Georg Steinschaden, Bernard Ringeissen, Bernard Roberts, Alexander Tamir, Martino Tirimo.
One of Piotr Kędzierski’s priorities in his work is to care for Polish culture and its uniqueness in Europe. He has been deeply engaged in German-Polish cultural life, and nurtures the artistic contact between Germans and Polish people. In 2004 he was invited to the German-Polish Meeting in Kreisau to take part in the conference proceedings, as well as the Youth Artist’s Festival in Bayreuth. In 2005, on the occasion of the entrance of Poland into the European Union, he was honored by the Polish Consulate General in Cologne for his efforts to popularize Polish culture in Europe. In 2010, together with Justyna Maria Piękoś, he was artistic director of the International Piano Festival Chopin jenseits aller Grenzen in Cologne. He received gratitude letter from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Bogdan Zdrojewski, for propagation of Frederic Chopin’s music in the world. Piotr Kędzierski is member of Theodore Leszetycki Association in Warsaw.