Krzysztof Książek

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Krzysztof Książek
Native name Krzysztof Książek
Birth name Krzysztof Książek
Born (1992-08-05) August 5, 1992 (age 25)
Kraków, Poland
Genres Classical music
Occupations Musician, Pianist
Instruments Piano
Years active (2001 - present)
Website http://krzysztofksiążek.com

Krzysztof Książek (born 5 August 1992) is a Polish classical pianist. He was born in Krakow, Poland. He is a winner of highest prizes at national and international piano competitions. His nomation is Polityka Passport Award for Classical Music. Since 2005, he has trained with Stefan Wojtas, first at music secondary school, now as a student of the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. He has won prizes in Polish and international competitions, including the Ricard Vines in Leida, Spain, the Lviv international competitions in Ukraine, the "Città di Avezzano" in Italy (2011, First Prize) and the Polish Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2011, Third Prize; 2015, Second Prize ex aequo), XV International Pianist Ricard Vines (Lleida, Spain 2009), The International Chopin Piano Competition (Lviv, Ukraine 2010), VI Concorso Internazionale Pianistico "Citta di Avezzano" (Avezzano, He participated in the 67th International Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdrój, the 18th International Festival of Young Winners of Silesian Music Contests, 5th National Promotion Festival "August Talents" He is a scholarship recipient of the "Sapere Auso" Malopolska Foundation, the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the Pro Musica Bona Foundation.

On his preliminary round he was admitted as ex-aequo winner of the 2nd Prize on the 2015 Polish National Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.[1] He was stopped in the third stage of the XVII International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015. Although Krzysztof Książek was not qualified for the finals of the Chopin Competition, Andrzej Sułek believes that his name may return to the competition in those days.

CD[change | change source]

In November 2016 a CD with Fryderyk Chopin’s Concerto in E minor, Op. 11, performed by Krzysztof Książek with the Santander Orchestra under the baton of José Maria Florêncio was released. In the autumn of this year, Krzysztof Książek's solo album will be released with Fryderyk Chopin’s works. Krzysztof Książek is represented by the Ludwig van Beethoven Association.

Chopin Competition 2015[change | change source]

Stage 1[change | change source]

  • Songs:

Nocturne in F sharp minor, Opus 48 No. 2

Etude in E minor, Opus 25 No. 5

Etude in F major, Opus 10 No. 8

Scherzo in B minor, Opus 20

  • Results: Get into stage 2

Stage 2[change | change source]

  • Songs:

Mazurka in A flat major Op. 7 No. 4

Polonaise in F sharp minor Op. 44

Mazurka in B flat major Op. 7 No. 1

Waltz in A flat major Op. 42

Mazurka in A minor Op. 7 No. 2

  • Results: Get into stage 3.

Stage 3[change | change source]

  • Songs:

Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 45

Rondo in E flat major Op. 16

Mazurka in C sharp minor Op. 50 No. 3

Mazurka in G major Op. 50 No. 1

Sonata in B minor Op. 58:

Allego maestoso

Scherzo, Molto vivace

Finale, Presto non tanto

  • Results: Stopped at stage 3.

Although Krzysztof Książek was not qualified for the finals of the Chopin Competition, but Andrzej Sułek believes that his name may return to the Chopin Competition in one more time.

He has one more opportunity to return the XVIII Chopin Competition in 2020.

Awards[change | change source]

Sources[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. he was admitted as ex-aequo winner of the 2nd Prize on the 2015 Polish National Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw

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