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Andrzej Tatarski

Andrzej Tatarski

Andrzej Tatarski

*10 XI 1944 Więcbork

Andrzej Tatarski graduated with honours the Academy of Music in Poznań, when he was taught by Olga Iliwicka.Then he went to Paris and studied with professor Vlado Perlemuter.

He performs as a soloist and chamber musician. He has performed in Europe, America and Asia, in such countries as USA, Japan, Korea, Jamaica, Cuba, France, Great Britain, Germany, the countries of the former USRR, in Italy, Austria, Belgium, Slovenia,Switzerland, Turkey.

He has participated in music festivals, such as the Festival of Spring in Poznań, the Warsaw Autumn, the Days of Cracovian Composers, the Karol Szymanowski Music Days in Zakopane, the Wratislavia Cantans, the Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk, the Musica Polonica Nova Polish Contemporary Music Festival in Wrocław, the International Chopin Festival in Duszniki. The pianist is invited to Chopin recitals in Żelazowa Wola and Royal Baths Park in Warsaw.

Tatarski has given many first performances of pieces by contemporary Polish composers.

Except Polish music from XIX and XX century (especially works of Karol Szymanowski), the pianist is interested in French music, above all in compositions of Olivier Messiaen. He is the first Polish pianist to have performed Olivier Messiaen`s cycle "Catalogue d`oiseaux. Andrzej Tatarski has made numerous recordings for Polish and foreign radio stations, for film and television as well as on various labels. He has made the first ever recording of piano works by Henryk and Józef Wieniawski, Raul Koczalski and Ignacy Fredmann (for Selene) and Karol Szymanowski (for Dux). He has made recordings with such prominent Polish musicians as Bartosz Bryla, Michal Grabarczyk, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Joanna Domanska, Joanna Kozlowska, Stefania Toczyska, Bartlomiej Niziol, Piotr Plawner and "Wieniawski" Quartet, as well as the Japanese violinist Asa Konishi. He has sat on the juries of many national and international piano and chamber music competitions, and given master classes. Andrzej Tatarski teaches piano at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan.


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