Andrzej Pikul, pianist



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At Concerto Competition in memory of Jacob Bistrizky,
Tel Hai Masterclasses, Israel
Concert with the Symphony Orchestra in Tel Aviv
Piotr Kowal
won the second prize

Joanna Sochacka
won the second prize
At 4th International Piano Competition “Ischia” /Italy
and won the second prize
Recital at Carnegie Hall in New York City
at International Competition “Golden Clasical Music Awards”


Biography:

Andrzej Pikul

Graduated from the Academy of Music in Krakow (1980), piano class of Prof. Tadeusz Żmudziński.
Between 1981-83 he studied in the master class of Prof. Paul Badura-Skoda in Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. Within the framework of the master courses, he continued his education under the direction of eminent pianists such as: Regina Smendzianka /Weimar 1975,1979/, Valentina Kamenikova /Weimar 1977/, Alexander Jenner /Vienna 1981/, Guido Agosti /Siena 1982/, Tomas Vasary /Lenk 1982, 1983, Assisi 1988/, Germain Mounier /Paris 1983/, Vlado Perlemuter /Paris 1983/.
Laureate of the Polish Piano Festival in Slupsk (1981), of the International Competition "Fondation Cziffra" Senlis (1983), of the Competition of the European Broadcasting Bratislava '85 (in the duo with the baritone Andrzej Dobber).
Holder of the Honorary Citizenship of the City of La Serena /Chile 1994/.
Many times distinguished with the Prize of the Rector of the Academy of Music in Krakow.
His international artistic career commenced by a success at the "Szene der Jugend" Festival in Salzburg (1982). Since then, A. Pikul gave concerts in most of the European countries /Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine/ and in Brazil, Chile, Columbia, China, Japan and the USA.
He performed in prestigious concert halls and at national and international festivals.
Collaborated with prominent performers, conductors and orchestras.
Gave many premieres of compositions written in the 20th and 21st centuries. Several contemporary composers dedicated their works to him /among them, Krystyna Moszumańska-Nazar - A.P.igram/.
In his portfolio, he has many recordings for the Polish Radio and Television, Österreichische Rundfunk und Fernsehen, Radio Suisse Romande, Radio Brasilia, and CDs.
The music CD "Dux 0320" (K. Szymanowski - 4th Symphony Concertante, A. Tansman - Suite for two pianos and orchestra) received honorable mention "CLASSIC TODAY".

Conducted master courses for pianists in:
Austria            University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Brazil               Universidade de Brasilia
Chile                Universitat de La Serena
China               Szanghaj Face Art, Xiamen Central Conservatory of Music
                       Ningbo Foreig Affairs School
France             Paris CRR
Israel               Haifa University
                       Jerusalem University
                       Tel Hai
Japan               Osaka College of Music, Kobe College etc.
Germany          Hochschule für Musik Leipzig, Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe,
                        Hochschule fur Musik Sttutgart
                        Bayreuth Hochschule fur Musik
Portugal           Universidade de Aveiro
England           London
                       Edinburgh
                       Glasgow (Royal College of Music)
Spain               Conservatorio de La Coruna, Alfaz del Pi
                       Conservatorio de Las Palmas
Italy                Conservatorio di Cosenza

Juror of many national and international piano competitions including:
Agropoli/Salerno /1999/      XXII Concorso Internationale di Esecuzione Pianistica
Andorra /1999/                   V Concours de Piano "Premi Principiat d’Andorra"
Barcelona /2001/                47 Concours International Maria Canals
Osaka /2003/                     Osaka International Competition
Barcelona /2004/                50 Concours International Maria Canals
Osaka /2004/                     Osaka International Competition
Barcelona /2005/                51 Concours International Maria Canals
Barcelona /2006/                52 Concours International Maria Canals
England /2007/                   The Ruislip-Northwood Concerto Competition
Harrow on the Hill
Barcelona /2007/                53 Concours International Maria Canals
Barcelona /2008/                54 Concours International Maria Canals
Barcelona /2010/                56 Concours International Maria Canals
Barcelona /2012/                58 Concours International Maria Canals
Barcelona /2014/                60 Concours International Maria Canals
NINGBO /China /2014/        National Piano Competition
JAEN /Spain /2015/             International Piano Competition
Barcelona /2016/                62 Concours International Maria Canals

Held important functions in the Academy of Music in Krakow:
Deputy Dean of the Instrument Faculty (1993-96)
Dean of the Instrument Faculty (1996-99)
Vice Rector for international co-operation (1999-2002)

Initiator and Artistic Director of the Summer Academy of Music in Krakow (since 1999)

Initiator and Artistic Director of the Prince M.K. Oginski Festival Memorial in Iwonicz Zdroj (2008-2013)

His students and graduates are laureates of national and international music competitions

A. Pikul worked as Visiting Professor in Kobe College (Japan - 2002/2003)

Currently professor at the Chair of Piano of the Academy of Music in Kraków

He was given the sliver Cross of Merit (2005) and gold Cross of Merit (2016)

Received Ray E. and Ruth A. Robinson Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007)

Minister of National Education honor of it with Medal of the Committee of the National Education (2010)

Andrzej Pikul and Marian Sobula have received award of Malopolska Voivodeship "Ars quaerendi" for prominent operations in favor of development and promotion in categories "Master and Student" (2008)

Visiting Professor in Mainz / Germany (2011)

He performed honorable function of the promoter-laudator in procedure for granting the dignity of doctor honoris causa Maestro Paul Badura-Skoda.




Andrzej Pikul, ul.Studencka 1/5, 31-116 Kraków, Polska/Poland, tel +48 12 4220717 e-mail: ampikul@poczta.onet.pl