Piano duo masterclass. Piotr Różański ja Grzegorz Mania

11.11.2022 at 10:00

PIOTR RÓŻAŃSKI (The Krzysztof Penderecki Kraków Academy of Music)
GRZEGORZ MANIA (The Feliks Nowowiejski Bydgoszcz Academy of Music)
11 November @10.00-14.00 in B-305

Pianist Piotr Różański graduated from the Kraków Music Academy, where after following his post-doctoral degree in 2019 he was appointed as the assistant professor of piano.

Piotr Różański is a top prize winner of international piano and chamber music competitions, including the 2006 Chopin National Piano Competition, the 2008 YAMAHA Foundation Scholarship Piano Competition, the 2010 Independent International Competition for Musical Individualities, as well as finalist in competitions in the United States, Slovakia and Austria. He has performed throughout Poland, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Switzerland, Finland, Germany, France, Great Britain, Lithuania, Ukraine, Israel and the United States.

Piotr Różański’s CD albums include Schumann & Prokofiew and Mieczysław Weinberg: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (recorded with Maria Sławek), as well as Poland for 4 Hands (recorded with Grzegorz Mania). He has lectured at international conferences in Kraków, Łódź, and Moscow, and authored articles on piano literature in addition to serving as editor of collective publications and a reviewer. Różański’s interests include piano literature discoveries and pioneering performances of piano music for the left hand. He also collaborates with PWM Editions on new music publications, including editing piano works by Roman Ryterband, and a selection of duets for piano four hands.

Pianist Grzegorz Mania graduated with distinction from the Kraków Music Academy and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He also read law at Jagiellonian University, and obtained a PhD for a thesis about music and copyright law. In 2019 he became a full professor at the Kraków Music Academy.

He works extensively as a recitalist, orchestral soloist and a chamber musician, and is a member of the Extra Sounds Ensemble. Maestro Mania recently recorded a CD for Munich’s Solo Musica with works by Corelli, Vivaldi, Schnittke and Kreisler. He appeared in international festivals throughout Poland, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Finland, Austria, Italy, Norway, Iceland, Vietnam, Israel, the United States of America, Cyprus, and the Ukraine and has been a finalist in a number of international solo and chamber competitions from 2002 to the present.

A co-founder and president of the Polish Chamber Musicians’ Association, Mania also co-authored an innovative sight-reading handbook for pianists. PWM Editions recently published Mania’s definitive volume on music and authors’ rights. Currently, Grzegorz Mania divides his time between professorships at the Feliks Nowowiejski’s Music Academy in Bydgoszcz, lecturing copyright at the Kraków and Wroclaw Music Academies and rehearsing chamber music programs all over Poland.