Robert Kwiatkowski / Radosław Kurek MOZART Pearls from Paris
Robert Kwiatkowski – a remarkable Polish chamber music player, the laureate of many important music chamber contests in Austria, France and Poland. He is a great figure of music life in our seaside region. Educated by professor Krystyn a Jurecka and professor Anna Prabucka-Firlej as a violinist and a chamber music player. He has also developed his artistry under the guidance of many Polish and foreign artists like Henry Meyer from „LaSalle Quartet”, Miro String Quartet, Joseph Kalichstein, Sebastian Hamann, Marina Jaszwili, Jadwiga Kaliszewska or Stefan Kamasa. Robert Kwiatkowski is regularly engaged by many different orchestras for example by Beethoven Academy Orchestra and Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile where he performs as a soloist as well as a guest concertmaster. He is present on many prestigious stages conducted by remarkable conductors like Sir Neville Marriner.
Since winning The Bridget Doolan Prize for the best performance of W. A. Mozart’s work at The International Piano Competition in Dublin and the top award at The Johannes Brahms International Competition in Pörtschach (with the cellist Georgiy Lomakov), Radosław Kurek is working intensively to increase his repertoire. He continuously improves his chamber music skills and presents his sensibility to the audience by performing well-thought-out piano recitals with repertoire ranging from classical period to contemporary music of the present day. His strength as an artist lies in the extraordinary flexibility in co-operation with other musicians, he is highly valued as a partner in chamber music. The result of the meetings with various artists has been recorded with leading music producers such as GENUIN Classics, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ANAGRAM, DUX, Soliton and BeArTon. Radosław Kurek graduated with honours from the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, where he studied towards his MA degree in piano under the supervision of Prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń. Following his graduation in 2008, he worked as a teaching assistant at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk. Since 2009, he has been a teaching assistant at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, where in 2014 he was awarded his doctoral degree.