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Stanisław Leszczyński

Stanisław Leszczyński

Stanisław Leszczyński

Stanislaw Leszczynski, a music theoretician specializing in the analysis of interpretation (graduate of the Academy of Music in Warsaw), critic, journalist, manager and pedagogue. He was head of the classical music section of Polskie Nagrania record company in 1979-1981, the National Philharmonic's programme consultant in 1988-1991, director of Polish Radio Music Recordings in 1991-1994, and co-founder of the S1 Studio (now the Witold Lutosławski Studio) - a new and prestigious music centre of Warsaw.

He was the initiator, editor and publisher of records with Polish music (including such composers as Jarzębski, Dobrzyński, Chopin, Moniuszko, Szymanowski, Penderecki, Lutosławski and artists such as Arthur Rubinstein, Martha Argerich, Fou Ts'ong, Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Marilyn Horne, the 18th Century Orchestra and others). He was awarded Passport No. 1 by "Polityka" weekly for promoting Polish music in a series of outstanding music recordings. He was the editor of the Chopin Competition's record chronicle four times. He has been a professor at the Academy of Music in Warsaw since 1984.

On the 1st of October 1998 h was appointed deputy artistic director of the Grand Theatre - National Opera. Since March 2004 he is Deputy Director for Musical Education, Recordings and Concerts at the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw.

Creator and artistic director of the Chopin and His Europe International Music Festival, for which he received the Cyprian Kamil Norwid Prize, awarded by the Mazowieckie Provincial Government, in 2015, and the CD series The Real Chopin. He has been invited to juries of several international music competition i.a. in Belgrade, Luxemburg, Geneva and Amsterdam. He was a consultant of the 16th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. Awarded with "Gloria Artis" silver medal for his services for culture, he received also a Special Prize of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for his extraordinary contribution to the organisation of the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth.


 

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