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Łukasz Krupiński

Łukasz Krupiński – winner of the 7th International Piano Competition in San Marino, and the winner of all contest prizes: the Audience Award, the Music Critics Award, and the Orchestra Award (September 2016).  Finalist of the International Competition of Ferruccio Busoni in Bolzano (2017) and the winner of International Piano Competitions in Aachen (2016) and Hannover (2015). In October 2015 Łukasz found himself in the prestigious group of the best 20 pianists of the 17th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition.



His debut album Espressione was released in January 2017. CD was inspired by his musical travels to Italy with works of Haydn, Chopin and Scriabin and receives excellent reviews at Pizzicato Magazine, MDR Kultur, Radio Luxembourg, Radio France.

Łukasz Krupiński has given numerous concerts in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Belgium, France, Norway, Germany, Spain, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, China, South Korea, Australia and the USA.

Two-time laureate of the "Pro Polonia" Foundation Award (2013, 2014), the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prize for remarkable artistic accomplishments (2013, 2014), the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship (2015) and Krystian Zimerman Foundation Scholarship (2015). In 2016 he was honoured with a Commemorative Medal of Frederic Chopin University of Music in recognition of artistic achievements.

The pianist has won also numerous prestigious prizes and awards at international piano competitions, including the Stanislaw Moniuszko International Competition of Slavic Music in Minsk, Belarus, 2011 (First Prize and Special Award), the 2nd Chopin Siberian International Piano Competition in Tomsk, 2013 (Grand Prix and two Special Awards), Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship Competition 2014 (First Prize), the 46th Polish National F. Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, 2015 (Second Prize), the 15th International Piano Competition 2015 of Chopin-Gesellschaft Hannover (First Prize), the ClaviCologne International Piano Competition 2016 in Aachen (I Prize).

Born in 1992 in Warsaw, Poland. Graduate of the Frederick Chopin University of Music in Warsaw under the supervision of Professor Alicja Paleta-Bugaj and Dr. Konrad Skolarski. Currently he has been a student of Professor Arie Vardi at Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media.

Łukasz Krupiński is represented by Ludwig van Beethoven Association







Łukasz Krupiński



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Krzysztof Książek

Krzysztof Książek was a semi-finalist and recipient of two special prizes at the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw as well as the 3rd Prize and the special prize for the best performance of Mazurkas at the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments.

Krzysztof Książek was a semi-finalist and recipient of two special prizes at the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw as well as the 3rd Prize and the special prize for the best performance of Mazurkas at the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments.

He has won some of the most prestigious prizes in competitions, including 1st Prize, the Grand Prix, and a special prize at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Lviv (2010); 2nd Prize and a special prize for the performance of a Paderewski piece at the 2nd American Paderewski Piano Competition in Los Angeles (2013); a special prize for the best Pole qualifying for the semi-finals or finals of the competition at the 9th International Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (2013); 1st Prize and a special prize at the Polish National Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2013); 2nd Prize at the Polish National Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2015); 3rd Prize at the Concours International de Piano de l’Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc (Rabat and Casablanca, 2016); 1st Prize at the 4th International Piano Competition Halina Czerny-Stefańska in memoriam (Poznań, 2017).

On 17 March 2018, he appeared as a soloist with Collegium 1704 conducted by Václav Luks during the “Chopin’s Warsaw Piano” concert featuring a replica of a Buchholtz piano. He has performed in Japan, China, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, the Republic of South Africa, the United States, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Hungary. He holds scholarships from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Pro Musica Bona Foundation, and the Young Poland programme. During 2005–2011, he was supported by the Polish Children’s Fund. In March 2014, he received a Krystian Zimerman scholarship.

Książek’s interests also include chamber music, which he has studied under the tutelage of Professor Kaja Danczowska, Justyna Danczowska, Sławomir Cierpik, and Professor Maria Szwajger-Kułakowska. As part of the Książek Piano Duo he performs with his wife Agnieszka Zahaczewska-Książek, and their recent successes include first prize in the 2nd Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music (2021). Krzysztof Książek performs also with the singer and composer Agata Zubel.

The artist recorded two albums with Fryderyk Chopin’s music released on the DUX label, and another by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute as part of the Real Chopin series (a recording of works by Chopin and Kurpinski on a Buchholtz replica from ca. 1825). The “Apparition” CD with songs of 20th-century composers, recorded with Agata Zubel, was awarded FRYDERYK 2020 in the Album of the Year Solo Recital category (CD Accord). In December 2020, the debut album of Krzysztof Książek and Agnieszka Zahaczewska-Książek with recordings of Suites for two pianos by Anton Arensky and Sergei Rachmaninov was released.

He began his musical education at the age of nine in the piano class of Grażyna Hesko-Kołodzińska at the Stanisław Wiechowicz State Primary School of Music in Kraków. From 2005, he studied with Professor Stefan Wojtas, first as a student of the Fryderyk Chopin State Secondary School of Music in Kraków and later at the Academies of Music in Kraków and Bydgoszcz. He continues his postgraduate education in the class of Professor Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.

Krzysztof Książek is represented by the Ludwig van Beethoven Association.






Santander Orchestra 2016

Krzysztof Książek, José Maria Florêncio, Santander Orchestra


Chopin Piano Works

Krzysztof Książek


Chopin. Koncert fortepianowy f-moll, Mazurki, Ballada/Kurpiński. Fuga i Koda B-dur

Krzysztof Książek



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Christoph Eschenbach

Christoph Eschenbach is in demand as a distinguished guestconductor with the finest orchestras and opera houses throughoutthe world (Vienna, Berlin, Paris, London, New York, Boston, Chicago,Los Angeles, Milan, Roma, Munich, Dresden, Leipzig, Madrid, Tokyo,Shanghai, etc.).Maestro Eschenbach is currently chief conductor designedof the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin and in June 2017 he receivedthe title of Conductor Laureate of the National Symphony Orchestraafter having served seven years as its music director (2010–2017).He was also music director of the Orchestre de Paris (2000–2010),the Philadelphia Orchestra (2003–2008), the NDR Symphony Orchestra(1998–2004) and the Houston Symphony (1988–1999).He is regularly invited to perform at prestigious music festivals includingSalzburg, Prague, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau,Saint Petersburg, and Granada.A prolific recording artist over five decades, Eschenbach has animpressive discography as both a conductor and a pianist on a numberof prominent labels. His recordings include works ranging from Bachto music of our time and reflect his commitment not just to canonicalworks but to the music of the late-20th and early-21st-century as well.In 2014 he received a Grammy Award for his Hindemith CD with violinistMidori and the NDR Symphony Orchestra.Christoph Eschenbach was mentored by George Szell and Herbertvon Karajan, and it is very important to him to pass on musicalknowledge and experience, dedicating time each season to run masterclasses and orchestra academies for young performers such as theSchleswig-Holstein Academy Orchestra, Kronberg Academy, ManhattanSchool of Music, Accademia della Scala.His many honours include the French distinctions of Légion d’Honneur,Officier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite and Commandeur dans l’Ordredes Arts et des Lettres. He also carries the Commander’s Cross of theGerman Order of Merit and received the Leonard Bernstein Awardfrom the Pacific Music Festival.In 2015 Maestro Eschenbach received the prestigious Ernst von SiemensMusic Award in honour of his lifetime dedication to music.


“Chamber music is a meeting of players, … it is building a relationship” – says Agnieszka Zahaczewska-Książek in her commentary for the album. The first CD of the Książek Piano Duo came out almost eight years after their debut, but it was well worth the wait. Almost every sound shows good ensemble playing and perfect […]

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