GRZEGORZ NIEMCZUK, PIANO
“Mr. Niemczuk’s playing was notable for its fluidity, extremely wide dynamic range — from resounding fortissimos to whisper-soft pianissimos, variety of tone colors, and dazzling virtuosity”. Michael Sherwin, The Epoch Times, New York
Grzegorz Niemczuk has already enjoyed a successful career as a concert pianist having performed internationally over the past 12 years. He has traveled the world and given more than 350 recitals and concerts in 32 different countries on all 6 continents. His career has brought him to many important concert halls in the world: Carnegie Hall in New York, Steinway Hall in New York, Kioi Hall in Tokyo, Yamaha Artist Services in Paris, Teatro Puccini in Milano, Teatro Civico in Vercelli, Busan Cultural Center in Busan, South Korea, Teatro Sergio Cardoso in São Paulo, Capela Santa Maria in Curitiba, Monasterio de Santa Catalina in Arequipa (Peru), Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Lee Foundation Theater and Botanic Gardens in Singapore and many others in cities like Addis-Abeba, Daegu Genève, Lima, Porto Alegre, Florianopolis, Oslo, Napoli, Shanghai, Trieste, Weimar, Sofia, Vilnius, Zanzibar, Warsaw and many others.
Niemczuk's vast repertoire spans more than 150 solo pieces and 28 piano concerti ranging from the Baroque to the contemporary era. His particular specialty is the Romantic period. During the last few seasons Grzegorz Niemczuk made his debuts as a soloist with a few orchestras, including Busan Philharmonic Orchestra (Grieg Piano Concerto), Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra (Ravel Piano concerto for the left hand and Wojciech Kilar 1st Piano Concerto), New York Concerti Sinfonietta (Chopin 2nd Piano Concerto), Polish Philharmonic Sinfonia Baltica (Tchaikovsky 1st Piano Concerto), The Silesian Philharmonics in Katowice (Liszt 2nd Piano Concerto), Tokyo Mozart Virtuoso Orchestra (Mozart Piano Concerto K. 537 "Coronation"), The Symphony Orchestra of Lower Silesia (Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor). He has performed as a soloist under the baton of such conductors as: Paul Hostetter, Mitsuyoshi Oikawa, Jose Flores, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Jerzy Salwarowski, Szymon Bywalec, Jan Wincenty Hawel, Maja Metelska, Dariusz Mikulski, Paweł Przytocki, Monika Wolińska, Bohdan Jarmołowicz.
The season 2015/2016 brought to Mr. Niemczuk’s artistic life many exciting concert tours: Malaysia, Singapore, Tanzania (Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam), Curaçao, Jamaica, Norway, Brazil and Peru. In the year 2017 Grzegorz Niemczuk performs in Poland, Norway, Brazil, Jamaica, Ecuador, Colombia and Japan.
Grzegorz Niemczuk is the winner of many music competitions notably the 2013 International Carnegie Hall Concerto Debut Competition in New York City and 40th National Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2010). He is also the finalist and the winner of Special Prize at the 2016 Busan Maru International Music Festival. Apart from that he also won top prizes in other music competitions in Italy (Trieste, Piove di Sacco), Belgium (Waterloo), New York (IKIF), Bulgaria (Varna) and Poland (Warsaw, Lodz, Konin).
Born in Poland, Niemczuk graduated with the highest distinction from K. Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of renowned Professor Józef Stompel (Prizewinner of Enescu Competition in Bucureşti and International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1960). He continued his piano studies in New York City, Mannes College