Andrzej Wierciński is a convincing, virtuosic and spontaneous pianist who allows his imagination free rein and is a pure delight to hear.
Ruch Muzyczny, October 2020
Born on 21 November 1995 in Warsaw, he began his formal study of music at the age of six. He studied in the piano class of Anna Jastrzębska-Quinn at the Zenon Brzewski Secondary Music School in Warsaw from 2010, and in the class of Prof. Wojciech Świtała at the Academy of Music in Katowice from 2014. In 2020 he completed his postgraduate education at one of Europe’s most prestigious universities, the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, in the class of Prof. Pavel Gililov. He polished his skills in master classes run by such teachers such as Ewa Pobłocka, Janusz Olejniczak, Dmitri Alexeev, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, Andrzej Jasiński, and Sa Chen. In 2012 he participated in the Morningside Music Bridge piano course in Calgary, where he took master classes from André Laplante, Lee Kim-Sing and Krzysztof Jabłoński.
Among his major artistic achievements, special mention must be made of 1st Prize at the National Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2015); 1st Prize at the 6th International Chopin Piano Competition in Budapest (2014); 3rd Prize at the 3rd International Piano Competition “Halina Czerny-Stefańska in memoriam” in Poznań, (2014). He is also finalist and winner of Special Prize for best pianist from Poland at the 10th International Chopin Piano Competition in Darmstadt (2013), won 1st Prize at the 10th International Chopin Piano Competition “Golden Ring” in Slovenia (2014), 1st Prize at the Neapolitan Masters International Piano Competition in Naples (2018), the Golden Medal at the Vienna International Music Competition (2019), 1st Prize at the International Piano Competition Antoine de Saint Exupéry in Saint-Priest, France (2019). In October 2019 the artist won third prize and bronze medal at the Hong Kong International Piano Competition.
Andrzej Wierciński has given concerts in most European countries, Canada, Japan and Indonesia. He collaborated with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. One of the most important concerts in his career was during the Polish Festival at the EXPO in Milan (Auditorium di Milano Fondazione Cariplo), where he performed Fryderyk Chopin’s Piano Concerto in E minor, Op. 11 with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Jacek Kaspszyk. In October 2020 the artist came to prominence during the 24th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Warsaw when he performed the concerto that he holds dear to his heart (Chopin’s Piano Concerto in E minor, Op. 11 with the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra under the baton of Dawid Runtz on 17 October 2020, the 171st anniversary of Chopin’s death) as well as giving a bravura performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 with the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra conducted by Prof. Krzysztof Penderecki’s long-standing student, Maestro Maciej Tworek (during the Festival’s final concert).
Andrzej Wierciński is a recipient of the Sinfonia Varsovia Foundation's Franciszek Wybrańczyk Artistic Scholarship, the Krystian Zimerman Foundation Scholarship, and the Yamaha Music Scholarship.
Andrzej Wierciński is represented by Mrs. Elżbieta Penderecka and the Ludwig van Beethoven Association.
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(Polski) Ruch Muzyczny październik 2020