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Piotr Banasik

Piotr Banasik

Piotr Banasik

After having studied at the Katowice Music Academy in the class of Andrzej Jasiński, he graduated with highest distinction in 2006 and has become  professor Jasiński's academic assistant.  He has participated in numerous master classes, working with such artists as Vera Gornostaeva, Alexei Orlovetsky, Dang Thai Son, Alexis Weissenberg, Arie Vardi and Krystian Zimerman.

Piotr Banasik won numerous awards and honours in competitions and festivals in Poland and abroad, such as:

  • Medal of the International Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona (2002),
  • First Prize in the Young Musicians Festival in Gdańsk (2002),
  • Grand Prix in the "Parnassos" International Piano Competition in  Monterrey, Mexico (2003),
  • First Prize in the National Chopin Piano Artist Scholarship Competition in Warsaw (2003),
  • Second Prize in the National Chopin Competition for the Candidates to the 15th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2005),
  • Extra-statutory prizes in the 15th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2005),
  • Distinction at the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Wrocław (2009),
  • First Prize and special prize in the National Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2012).

He was the scholarship holder of the Polish Ministry of Culture and Arts.

Since 1998 he has given countless recitals and performed as a soloist of symphonic concerts in Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico (e.g. Bellas Artes Palace in Mexico City), South Africa, Switzerland and Ukraine, as well as in many important concert halls in Poland. He has cooperated, as a soloist, with the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw, the Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra "Amadeus", Sinfonietta Cracovia, Forchheimer Kammerorchester (as a soloist and conductor), Guanajuato Symphonic Orchestra, Orchestre National des Pays de La Loire,  Paderewski Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica do Paraná and with many philharmonic orchestras in Poland.


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