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Radosław Sobczak

Radosław Sobczak

Radosław Sobczak

Born in 1981 in Pisz, Radosław Sobczak completed a piano performance degree in the studio of Prof. Edward Wolanin at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw in 2006. He then supplemented his musical studies with Prof. Victor Macarov.

The pianist won 2nd Prize at the 1stEuropean Piano Competition in memory of Halina Czerny-Stefańska in Poznań (2008). He also won an honorable mention at the 14th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw in 2000, receiving the title of ‘Best Polish Competitor', along with many special prizes, among them a Yamaha piano from the Prof. Regina Smendzianka Foundation and a scholarship from the Crescendum est Polonia Foundation.

The artist has performed at many Polish philharmonic halls and taken part in numerous festivals in Poland and abroad, such as the Chopin Festival ‘Settimane Musicali Bresciane - Genio e malinconia' in Italy, Piano Festival in Kitzingen (German), Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk and Polish Music Festival in Győr (Hungary). In 2002, he played seven recitals in China at the invitation of Shanghai Concert Hall, and graced the celebrations of Poland's acceptance to the European Union at a concert for European Parliament members in Strasbourg in 2003. In 2007, he was invited to appear at the New Year's Eve gala at the Polish National Opera in Warsaw.

Sobczak was the first Polish pianist to appear in Muscat (Oman), at the invitation of the Polish Embassy in Riyadh; the concert took place at the Crowne Plaza hotel in 2010. In 2011, his performance of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto in B-flat minor op. 23 with the Korean Symphony Orchestra at Pusan Art Centre was recorded on CD. The artist has concertized in such countries as Poland, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, Israel, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Korea, Chiny and the United States. He has appeared many times at Catholic, Protestant and Presbyterian churches, as well as at Jewish synagogues.

Radosław Sobczak is a member of the Theodor Leschetizky Music Society in Warsaw. From 2010 to 2012, he taught at the Chopin-Keimyung University in Daegu, Korea. He presently holds the post of assistant professor at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.


 

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