Piotr Różański – piano left handF Bridge
from Three Improvisations for the Left Hand, H 134
1. At Dawn
Océanides (étude for the left hand)F Mompou
Prelude No 6 for the left handR Saxton
Chacony for the left handP Kędzierski
Prelude* and Contour for the left hand
* world premiere
Piotr Różański graduated from the Academy of Music in Kraków, majoring in piano (in the class of Ewa Bukojemska and Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń) and chamber music. Following his Doctor of Arts degree in 2014 and a post-doctoral degree in 2019, Piotr Różański was appointed Assistant Professor of Piano at the Academy of Music in Kraków and is on the faculty of the Chopin Music School in Kraków.
Piotr Różański is a top prize winner of international piano and chamber music competitions, including the 2006 Chopin National Piano Competition, the 2008 YAMAHA Foundation Scholarship Piano Competition, the 2010 Independent International Competition for Musical Individualities, as well as semi-finalist in competitions in the United States, Slovakia and Austria. He has performed throughout Poland, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Switzerland, Finland, Germany, France, Great Britain, Lithuania, Ukraine, Israel and the United States. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with many outstanding artists and performed at such noted festivals as Winners and Masters, Chopin and his Europe, The Łódź Philharmonic Premiere, Wawel at Dusk, Summer Music, Mozartiana, Music in Old Kraków, Emanations, Young Musicians’ Festival, International Chopin Piano Festival in Duszniki Zdrój, and the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival.
Piotr Różański’s CD albums include Schumann & Prokofiew and Mieczysław Weinberg: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (recorded with Maria Sławek), as well as Poland for 4 Hands (recorded with Grzegorz Mania). He has lectured at international conferences in Kraków, Łódź, Gdańsk, Olsztyn, Tallin, Moscow, Guimarães and authored articles on piano literature in addition to serving as editor of collective publications and a reviewer for scientific journals: Contexts of Music Education and The Jagiellonian University Young Musicologists Quarterly. Różański’s interests include piano literature discoveries and pioneering performances of piano music for the left hand. He also collaborates with PWM Editions on new music publications, including editing piano works by Roman Ryterband, and a selection of duets for piano four hands.
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