Presto Concert Agency invites you to a recital of one of the three candidates for this year’s International Piano Competition Fryderyk Chopin, who will perform for you in the Fryderyk Concert Hall.

Mateusz Krzyżowski, a student of prof. Joanna Ławrynowicz, one of the greatest contemporary pianists in Poland and in the world.

He was born in 1999 in Tychy. He started learning piano when he was 5 under the guidance of Prof. Jarosław Kwas. He continued his education in Feliks Rybicki Music School in Tychy, then he studied in Karol Szymanowski State Secondary School of Music in Katowice. His Professors were Bożena Furmańska, Lubow Nawrocka and Sebastian Nawrocki. Currently, he studies at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the class of Professor Joanna Ławrynowicz-Just.
He has taken part in piano masterclasses, among others in Nohant, Krefeld, Krynica-Zdrój, Lusławice led by such prominent pedagogues as Dang Thai Son, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Wojciech Świtała, Andrzej Tatarski, Janusz Olejniczak, Karol Radziwonowicz, Olga Łazarska. In 2015-2018 he was granted with “Tychy’s Eagles” scholarship in the field of culture and art – the programme led by the President of the city of Tychy. He also receives the Marshal of Silesian Voivodeship’s scholarship and National Fund for Children’s scholarship. Mateusz has won a number of prizes at national and international piano competitions. His latest awards are: 1st prize in the 49th Polish National Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition organized by The Fryderyk Chopin Institute, 2nd prize in the first edition of the Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition in Katowice, 3rd prize in the first edition of the Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music in Rzeszów, 1st prize and the special award from The Fryderyk Chopin Institute in the 6th International Piano Competition in Augustów, 1st prize in the 4th National Chopin Piano Competition in Turzno, Grand Prix in the 4th National Piano Competition in Trzciana, Grand Prix in the International Music Competition “Kaunas Sonorum” in Lithuania, 1st prize in the 7th International Maurycy Moszkowski Piano Competition “per aspera ad astra” in Kielce with the special award for the best presentation of a concerto with orchestra.

Mateusz Krzyżowski has performed in many concert halls in Poland and abroad. He played in: Warsaw, Katowice, Lublin, Kielce, Rzeszów, Żelazowa Wola, Pszczyna, Tychy, in Germany, France, Lithuania, Ukraine, Slovakia, and Hungary and gave recitals on music festivals in Nohant, Duszniki-Zdrój, Słupsk. He played with Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Orchestra of the Philharmony in Lublin, in Rzeszów, Sinfonia Iuventus, Orchestra “Aukso”, Sinfonietta Cracovia.

Piano recital

Fryderyk Chopin 3 Mazurkas Op. 56 No. 1 in B major No. 2 in C major No. 3 in C minor Etude in A minor op. 25 No. 11 Etude in E minor Op. 25 No. 5 Polonaise in A flat major Op. 53 24 Preludes Op. 28