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1st July, 12.00 PM, 3.00 PM Aleksander Chodacki 1st July, 12.00 PM, 3.00 PM Aleksander Chodacki

Aleksander Chodacki

Having begun his training in piano performance at age 9, Aleksander Chodacki completed a master's degree in the studio of Wojciech Świtała at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in 2015. He also studied for a year under Jan Gottlieb Jiracek von Arnim at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna as part of the ERASMUS program. Presently, the pianist is a doctoral student at his alma mater, in the studio of Zbigniew Raubo; since 2015, has also been employed by said Academy. During master classes, he has trained under, among others, Andrzej Jasiński, Józef Stompel, Lee Kum Sing, Jan Jiracek von Arnim, Anna Malikova, Dina Yoffe, Eugen Indjic, Kevin Kenner, Dang Thai Son, Tobias Koch and Janusz Olejniczak. Chodacki has won prizes at many national and international piano competitions. In 2006, he received an honorable mention at the 3rd Halina Czerny-Stefańska Polish-German Piano Tournament, taking place in Żagań, as well as at the 6th Ignacy Jan Paderewski National Piano Competition in Piotrków Trybunalski. In 2007, the artist took 2nd place at the 15th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Szafarnia; and then, in 2009, 3rd place at the 9th Silesian Piano Competition and 2nd place at the National Chamber Ensemble Auditions (together with his trio). In 2013, he won 1st Prize at the competition organized by the International Piano Academy and Festival Wiener Neustadt 2013, as well as 4th Prize at the Fryderyk Chopin National Piano Competition in Warsaw. In 2014, Aleksander Chodacki became a recipient of the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship; and in 2015, won 3rd Prize at the 2nd Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition and took part in the Concert of the Year 2015 in Gdańsk. He has performed at many concerts in Poland and abroad, both solo and as a chamber musician, as well as with orchestral accompaniment.

 

Piano recital

Programme:

Fryderyk Chopin [1810-1849]

  • Mazurkas, Op. 33
  • Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
  • Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op. 39
  • Polonaise-Fantasy in A flat major, Op. 61