Dr. Krystian Tkaczewski
Hailed as “Polish Virtuoso,” Krystian Tkaczewski is pursuing his splendid piano career in USA, Asia and Europe. He had his triumph in having Carnegie Hall Debut in April 2007. Krystian Tkaczewski was born in 1980 in Tarnów, Poland. In 2014, Krystian Tkaczewski received Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Hartt School, University of Hartford in the studio of professor Oxana Yablonskaya. Krystian was also awarded The Honor Regents Award, for the best graduating doctoral candidate of the Hartt School and prestigious induction to Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society. Krystian has been a laureate of over 25 international piano competitions .
Dr. Krystian Tkaczewski was invited to take part in various festivals such as: Chopin Festival in Marienbad, Chopin Festival in Gaming, Austria, Chopin Fest in Kosovo, Chopin Festival in Antonin, Poland, Festival of Polish Pianists in Słupsk, Lato z Chopinem Festival in Busko-Zdrój, Chopin Forum in Wrocław, Inter-Fest Bitola in Macedonia, El Paso Chopin Festival, Chopin Festival in Budapest and recitals at the Chopin House in Żelazowa Wola and Royal Lazienki in Warsaw. In the June 2006 Krystian featured as a soloist with Polish Radio Orchestra during 50th Anniversary of Society of Polish Artist Musicians gala in Royal Castle in Warsaw.
Dr. Tkaczewski has been frequently invited to adjudicate at international piano competitions.
Krystian has concertized on five continents and 30 countries. Krystian is also highly regarded as the clinician, serving as a guest artist to the Universities and as the lecturer of many master classes in such countries as: USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, China and Poland. His unique presentation on the interpretation of Chopin’s Mazurkas attracted numerous music institutions around the world.
Krystian Tkaczewski received the prestigious Congressional Recognition in honor of “inspiring pianists throughout the world with the music of Chopin.” by US Congressman John Larson. In 2015, Krystian Tkaczewski received the prestigious title- The Ambassador of Tarnow, for promoting his home town in the world. In 2015 received from Minister of Culture of Poland the Medal Merit to Polish Culture for his activity promoting Polish music. Moreover, He received the silver honorable badge from The Society of Lovers of Busko-Zdroj in July 2015. Krystian Tkaczewski is an active member of the Society of Polish Musical Artists SPAM since 2004.
Krystian is a founder and artistic director of Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford and the artistic director of Connecticut Chopin Foundation. Krystian Tkaczewski became a new artistic director of International Chopin Festival “Lato z Chopinem” – Barbara Hesse Bukowska in memoriam in 2014, as nominated by deceased Barbara Hesse- Bukowska. Krystian has been also a founder and artistic director of Paderewski International Piano Competition to start in November 2016 and Krystian Tkaczewski International Piano Competition in Busko-Zdroj. Also in 2015, Krystian will launch the new festival and masterclasses in his hometown Tarnow – Ambassador of Tarnow, Maestro Krystian Tkaczewski and his guests.
Dr. Tkaczewski has received the prestigious “Extraordinary Ability in Arts” permanent residency in United States of America as one of a small percentage of those who have risen to the top in their field of endeavor.