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15th July, 12.00 PM, 3.00 PM Maciej Wota 15th July, 12.00 PM, 3.00 PM Maciej Wota

Maciej Wota

The pianist was born 5 December 1992 in Jarosław (Poland). He started piano playing at the age of four. He is a student of piano playing at The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw with Jerzy Sterczyński and organ playing with Jarosław Malanowicz. He participated in many piano master classes with professors such as: Andrzej Jasiński, Józef Stompel, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, Boris Petrushansky, Rem Urasin, Nikolai Demidenko, Ludmil Angelov, David Dolan, Paolo Giacometti, Andrzej Tatarski and Karol Radziwonowicz. He performed in Poland, Germany, Norway, England, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Hungary, also in Australia and USA. Maciej Wota is a laureate of many national and international piano and organ competitions. The most important of them: First Prize and a special prize for the best performance of Chopin mazurkas in X International Chopin Piano Competition in Antonin (2008),  Second Prize in IV International Chopin Piano Competition in memoriam G. Ferenczy in Budapest and prize for the best performance of Chopin Polonaise (2010), Fifth Prize and Chopin Prize in IX International Competition for Young Pianist Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam in Bydgoszcz (2011), Special prize of Chopin-Gesellschaft Rheinland-Pfalz on X International Chopin Piano Competition in Darmstadt (2013), First Prize in 5th Academic Organ Competition "Romuald Sroczyński in memoriam" (Poznań, 2016). The pianist is also a Semifinalist of 2nd Australian International Chopin Piano Competition (Canberra, 2014) and a Semifinalist of 2nd International "Kurt Bossler" Organ Competition in Freiburg (2016). From 2008 to 2011 he was a scholar of Polish Childrens's Fund.

 

Piano recital

Programme:

Fryderyk Chopin [1810-1849]

  • Polonaise in A major, Op. 40 No. 1
  • Mazurkas, Op. 24
  • Waltz in E flat major, Op. 18
  • Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27 No. 2
  • Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53