Krzysztof Książek

Krzysztof Książek, born in 1992 in Kraków, wasa semi-finalist and recipient of two special prizesat the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin PianoCompetition in Warsaw. From 2005 he studiedwith Professor Stefan Wojtas, first as a studentof the Fryderyk Chopin State Secondary Schoolof Music in Kraków, and subsequently at the FeliksNowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz,from which he graduated in 2016. He is currentlycontinuing his studies with Professor Arie Vardi atthe Hochschule für Musik, Theater und MedienHannover.Książek has won some of the most prestigiousprizes in Polish and international competitions,including: 1st Prize, the Grand Prix,and a special prize at the International ChopinPiano Competition in Lviv (Ukraine 2010);2nd Prize and a special prize for the performanceof a Paderewski piece at the 2nd AmericanPaderewski Piano Competition in Los Angeles (US,2013); a special prize for the best Pole qualifyingfor the semi-finals or finals of the competitionat the 9th International Paderewski PianoCompetition in Bydgoszcz (2013); 1st Prizeand a special prize at the Polish National FryderykChopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2013);2nd Prize at the Polish National Fryderyk ChopinPiano Competition in Warsaw (2015); 3rd Prize atthe Concours International de Piano de l’OrchestrePhilharmonique du Maroc (Rabat and Casablanca,Morocco 2016); and 1st Prize at the HalinaCzerny-Stefańska in memoriam InternationalPiano Competition (Poznań 2017).In November 2016 a CD was released withFryderyk Chopin’s Concerto in E minor, Op. 11performed by Krzysztof Książek with the SantanderOrchestra under the baton of José Maria Florêncio,and his solo album of Fryderyk Chopin’s works wasreleased in 2017.