Radosław Kurek

Since winning The Bridget Doolan Prize for the best performance of W. A. Mozart’s work at The International Piano Competition in Dublin and the top award at The Johannes Brahms International Competition in Pörtschach (with the cellist Georgiy Lomakov), Radosław Kurek is working intensively to increase his repertoire. He continuously improves his chamber music skills and presents his sensibility to the audience by performing well- thought-out piano recitals with repertoire ranging from classical period to contemporary music of the present day.

His strength as an artist lies in the extraordinary flexibility in co-operation with other musicians, he is highly valued as a partner in chamber music. The result of the meetings with various artists has been recorded with leading music producers such as GENUIN Classics, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ANAGRAM, The Fryderyk Chopin Institute, Soliton, DUX and BeArTon.

As both soloist and chamber musician Radoslaw Kurek has taken part in various music festivals in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. He performed as a soloist with Wroclaw Philharmonic, Pomeranian Philharmonic, Baltic Philharmonic orchestras, Sinfonietta Cracovia and Capella Bydgostiensis appearing in numerous concert halls including Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Cracow Philharmonic Hall, Baltic Philharmonic Hall, Pomeranian Philharmonic Hall, Łódź Philharmonic Hall, Warmian - Masurian Philharmonic Hall, The Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio in Warsaw, Great Theatre – National Opera, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Malmö Live Konsethus, Gamle Logen Concert Hall in Oslo, Augustianum Auditorium in Roma, Festsaal in Vienna and Auditorium al Duomo in Florence.

Radosław Kurek has performed with many numerous conductors as Jacek Kaspszyk, Jose Maria Florencio, Michał Nesterowicz, Kai Bumann and Jakub Chrenowicz. He also partnered renowned artists as Jadwiga Rappe, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Roman Jabłoński, Mariusz Patyra, Anna Maria Staśkiewicz, Marcel Markowski, Jadwiga Kotnowska; he cooperated with Robert Kabara, Wiesław Kwaśny, Bartosz Koziak, Magdalena Bojanowicz – Koziak, Mariusz Godlewski, Lutosławski Quartet and becoming widely known composer-performer Agata Zubel.

Radosław Kurek graduated with distinction from Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, where he studied piano with Prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń (to whom he was assistant in years 2008-2009). Lecturer at Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz since 2009, he currently holds the position of assistant professor, having earned doctorate in musical art in 2014, and postdoctoral degree in 2019.

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