Described as “Polish Virtuoso” ( by Kosciuszko Foundation) Krystian Tkaczewski is pursuing his splendid piano career in both USA and Europe. He had his triumph in having Carnegie Hall Debut in April 2007. Anthony Aibel (critic of New York Concert Review) wrote among others :Tkaczewski was elegant ,showed in-depth knowledge ,played with passion , showed power-house technic ,Reading of Rachmaninov and of Prokofiev was excellent, Szymanowski was exquisitely shaped , showing lovely shadings and contrasts of dynamics. He showed devotion and natural affinity for music of his homeland
Krystian Tkaczewski, born in 1980 in Tarnów, Poland. In 2000 Krystian became a student of Olga Rusina at the Academy of Music in Wroclaw from which he graduated in 2004 with a Master of Arts degree. In 2007 Krystian received a graduate diploma at the University of Hartford Hartt School in the class of Oxana Yablonskaya. At present he is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree (ABD) in Hartt School, University of Hartford.
Krystian took part in many competitions and festivals around the world, including
2000 Konzerteum Piano Competition in Athens, Greece (2nd prize) 2001 European Piano Competition in Bari, Italy (Grand Prize), 2001 Inter-fest Piano Competition in Bitola, Macedonia (1st prize) 2002 Delia Steinberg Piano competition in Madrid (2nd Prize) , 2002 International Piano Competition in Bologna (2nd prize), 2006 CSMTA Piano Competition in Hartford, CT (Gold prize),2006 Artists International Auditions in New York - winner, 2006 Bradshaw & Buono Piano Competition in New York - I prize, 2006 5 Towns Piano Competition in New York - Honorable Mention , 2006 Chopin Piano Competition in Marienbad – Finalist , 2007 Joyce Dutka Instrumental Competition in New York (II prize),2009 American Protégé Piano Competition in New York – Ist prize, 2009 Web Concert Hall Piano Competition- honorable mention,2010- Jose Iturbi Music Competition in Los Angeles - Finalist
Krystian Tkaczewski was invited to take part in various festivals such as: Chopin Festival in Marienbad, Paderewski Festival, Chopin Festival in Gaming, Austria, Chopin Festival in Antonin, Poland, Festival of Polish Pianists in Slupsk, Chopin Festival in Busko-Zdrój, Chopin Forum in Wroclaw, El Paso Chopin Festival, Chopin Festival in Budapest, Inter-Fest Bitola in Macedonia, and recitals at the Chopin House in Zelazowa Wola.In the June 2006. Krystian featured in 50th Anniversary of Society of Polish Artist Musicians gala in Royal Castle in Warsaw as a soloist with Polish Radio Orchestra under baton of L.Borowicz.
Mr.Tkaczewski is frequently invited to adjudicate in international piano competitions:
Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, Golden Key Festival in New Jersey, Solhi Al Wadi Piano Competition in Damascus, Rosario Marciano Piano Competition in Vienna, Chopin Piano Competition in Budapest, Osaka International Music Competition, American Liszt Piano Competition in Los Angeles, Ibla Piano Competition in Raguza, Russian Music Piano Competition in San Jose, West Australian Piano Competition in Perth, Australia, Chopin Piano Competition in Latham, Princess Lalla Meryem International Piano Competition in Rabat, Morocco, Debut International Piano Competition in Carnegie Hall, New York.
Krystian has concertized on five continents and 28 countries. He featured with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Radio Orchestra, Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Leopoldinum Orchestra, Connecticut Virtuosi the Tarnów Chamber Orchestra, and the Wroclaw Chamber Orchestra, conducted by E.Cumming,L. Borowicz,Z. Graca , M.Gawronski, K. Górski, and M. Kolaska., A.Mackiewicz.
Krystian Tkaczewski is an active member of the Society of Polish Musical Artists SPAM since 2004. Krystian is a founder and artistic director of Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford and Artistic Director of Connecticut Chopin Foundation. He was awarded with numerous awards in honor of his achievements, including USA Congressional recognition in 2012.