PIOTR PALECZNY - POLAND
Graduate of Music Academy in Warsaw in the class of Prof. Jan Ekier. Prize-winner at the international piano competitions in Sofia, Munich, Warsaw, Bordeaux and Pleven. Has been giving numerous concerts on all the continents. As a soloist he has been appearing with the major European and American orchestras. Apart from his concert activity he has been holding master classes in Bordeaux, Amsterdam, Paris, Mexico City, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Warsaw, Lugano, Taipeih; many times did he sit on the juries of international piano competitions, those of Chopin in Warsaw (1985 and 1990), in Paris, Santander, Palma de Mallorca, Tokyo, Hamamatsu, Taipeih, Cleveland and Prague. He was often soloist of the National Philharmonic touring with it Great Britain, Ireland, China, Hong Kong, Japan, USA, Germany and Switzerland. Recently his compact records have been released in the United States with Szymanowski's "Concerto" Symphony and Paderewski's piano concerto in A minor. In Japan his CD has been released with Chopin's two piano concertos, all the ballades, impromptus, scherzi and the fantasy. From 1993 he has been artistic director of the International Chopin Festival at Duszniki Zdroj.