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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.  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 in such countries as: Greece, Italy, Spain, Macedonia, Czech Republic and USA.

 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 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 in Farmington, CT, Krystian Tkaczewski International Piano Competition in Busko-Zdroj, Poland, Future Stars International Piano Competition and Krogulski International Piano Competition and International Festival Ambassador of Tarnow Maestro Krystian Tkaczewski and his Guests. Since 2021, Dr. Tkaczewski has been an Co-founder and Artistic Director of New Age Owls Music Academy in Singapore. 

 Dr. Tkaczewski has been invited to adjudicate in over 70 international piano competitions to mention a few: Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, Singapore Steinway Piano Competition (Singapore), Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition in Monza, Cantu International Piano Competition, Teresa Carreno Master Piano Competition, Debut International Piano Competition in Carnegie Hall, Rosario Marciano Piano Competition in Vienna, Chopin International Piano Competition in Budapest, Osaka International Music Competition, American Liszt Piano Competition in Los Angeles ,  Ragusa-Ibla Piano Competition in Ragusa, , San Jose International Piano Competition, Princess Lalla Meryem International Piano Competition in Rabat, Western Australia International Piano Competition in Perth, International Chopin Competition of Asia, Gershwin International Piano Competition in New York, Campillos International Piano Competition, C. Franck International Piano Competition in Brussels, Hong Kong Youth Music Open Competition, Paderewski International Piano Competition in Farmington, CT, Krystian Tkaczewski International Piano Competition in Busko-Zdroj, Poland, Krogulski International Piano Competition Competition in Tarnow, Future Stars International Piano Competition and Parnassos Piano Competition in Monterrey, Mexico.

Krystian has concertized on five continents and 36 countries: USA, Canada, Panama, Mexico, China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Phillipines, Vietnam, Brunei, Taiwan,  Syria, Jordan, Kosovo, Azerbaijan, Morocco, Australia, Poland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Andorra, Hungary, Hong Kong, Macau and Macedonia.He featured with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Polish Radio Orchestra,  Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Leopoldinum Orchestra, Connecticut Virtuosi, Tarnów Chamber Orchestra.

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 2021 received from Minister of Culture of Poland the Medal Merit to Polish Culture Gloria Artis for his activity promoting Polish music.


Krystian Tkaczewski

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