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Gracjan  Szymczak

Gracjan Szymczak

Gracjan  Szymczak

*27 VI 1986 Wrocław

Born 27 June 1986 in Wrocław. Graduate of the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in his hometown, where he studied piano with Grzegorz Kurzyński and cello. Currently he is studying conducting and pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (piano) at the Wrocław Academy.

Laureate of the Polish National Chopin Competitions in Warsaw. Received second prize (first prize not awarded) in the Miłosz Magin Competition in Łódź, 2007 and, two years later, the Grand Prix and the Press Award in the Miłosz Magin International Piano Competition in Paris. Won a special prize for the best performance of a work by Granados in the Edward Grieg International Piano Competition in Oslo.

Has performed across Poland, including the International Chopin Festival in Duszniki Zdrój, 2008, in Germany, Scotland, France and Italy.


 

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