Krzysztof Wierciński, Poland
Krzysztof Wiercinski was born on February 22, 2003 in Warsaw. He began his musical education at the age of 7, and from the age of 8 he actively participated in piano competitions, winning numerous prizes. He studies at the Fryderyk Chopin University of
Music in Warsaw in the class of Prof. Joanna Ławrynowicz-Just.
His work has resulted in many awards at national and international piano competitions: at the First International Fifth National Chopin Competition in Turzno (1st place and a special award in the form of a concert at Carnegie Hall, 2019), at the Fifth International Chopin Competition in Rzeszów (1st place and an invitation to participate in Music Meetings - Piano Workshops for Laureates of All-Poland Competitions and Distinguished Students of Second Level Music Schools in Gdańsk), at the International Piano Competition "Maurycy Moszkowski". Maurycy Moszkowski "Per aspera ad astra" in Kielce (third prize, 2019, first prize and special prize for the best performance of a concerto, 2021), at the 19th Juliusz Zarębski International Music Competition in Łomianki, Zielonki-Parcela, Warsaw (first prize in category D, 2019). In February 2020, Krzysztof won 2nd prize and a diploma for artistry and inspiration at the 13th International Chopin Competition in Narva, Estonia. In October of the same year, Christopher was awarded an honorable mention at the Jeune Chopin International Piano Competition in Martigny, Switzerland. The end of 2020 brought him 1st
prize at the International Music Competition in Moscow (20.12.), 1st prize and Grand Prix of the 6th International Online Piano Competition in Trzciana (18-20.12.) and the title of finalist of the ATMA National Competition of Musical Individuals in Zakopane (15.12.). In 2021, he wins further successes in the international arena: at the 1st International Online Piano Competition Musical Phenomena (2nd Prize), at the International Piano Competition "Euregio Piano Award" (3rd Prize), at the International Music Competition "ISCART" in Lugano, Switzerland (1st Prize) and 5th Prize at the 12th International Competition of Young
Pianists "Artur Rubinstein in memorian" in Bydgoszcz. Among his most recent successes is receiving Third Prize at the 51st Frederic Chopin National Piano Competition in Warsaw and winning Third Prize at the “Warsaw Grand Prix” International Piano Competition while getting into the “Classic Piano” International Piano Competition in Dubai in 2024.
He has given concerts in various cities in Poland and Europe, including the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, the Krzysztof Penderecki European Music Center in Lusławice, the Pomeranian Philharmonic, the Oskar Kolberg Philharmonic in Kielce, the Tallinn Philharmonic in Estonia, the Polish Embassy in Vienna and the Tyszkiewicz Palace in Zatroczu, Lithuania. He has performed many times at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the Royal Baths Park or Zelazowa Wola.
At the beginning of March 2022, he played 21 Chopin recitals in 7 days at the Polish pavilion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, being also the youngest of the Polish pianists. He studied with such eminent artists and pedagogues as Prof. Wojciech Świtała, Prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, Prof. Dang Thai Son, Prof. Lyudmil Angelov, Prof. Nikolai Demidenko, Prof. Janusz Olejniczak, Prof. Andrzej Jasiński, Prof. Ilya Maximow, Prof. Aleksiej Orłowiecki, Prof. Paweł Zawadzki and Prof. Elżbieta Stefańska.
He was a multiple recipient of scholarships from the National Children's Fund and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.