PAWEŁ KOWALSKI pianist
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PAWEŁ KOWALSKI pianist
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PAWEŁ KOWALSKI pianist
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PAWEŁ KOWALSKI pianist
PAWEŁ KOWALSKI pianist
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BIO

Paweł Kowalski is one of the most versatile Polish musicians performing over forty pieces for piano and orchestra, recitals, chamber music, film music and jazz. 

Pawel is one of Poland’s most versatile musicians playing over forty works for piano and orchestra, diverse recital programmes, major works of chamber music and jazz. He studied piano in Cologne, Warsaw and Vancouver on a personal grant from Witold Lutosławski.

Pawel Kowalski performed on five continents including at the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Tonhalle in Zurich, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Royal Conservatory in Brussels, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Palau de la Musica in Valencia, George Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest, Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn,

The pianist took part in the BBC Polish Season in London, Europalia International Arts Festival in Brussels, Carinthischer Sommer           
Klavierfestival Ruhr, the Budapest Spring Festival, Warsaw Autumn, International Chopin Festivals in Warsaw, Duszniki, Antonin, Marianske Lazne and Gaming and many others. 
 Duszniki Zdrój, Antonin, Marianske Lazne and Gaming, Mozart Festivals in Warsaw and Gdańsk, Warsaw Autumn, Musica Polonica Nova in Wrocław, Music Festival in Łańcut, Silesian Quartet and its guests and others.

 He has made CD recordings with works by Chopin, Beethoven, Brahms, Zarębski and Panufnik as well as recordings for radio and television around Europe. He was invited to the jury of six international piano competitions and gained enormous popularity by working as TV -expert during the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 2015 and 2021.

In recent seasons Pawel played recitals at the Palau de la musica catalana in Barcelona, the Luxembourg Philharmonic, at the Chopin au Gardin Festival in Paris, at the Chopin Festival in Geneva, at the Konex Festival in Buenos Aires, concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, Gershwin and Lutosławski with the Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus, Ravel with Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, Chopin with the Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in blue with Warsaw Philharmonic, the Piano Concerto by Wojciech Kilar with the Polish National Radio Symphony, Szymanowski’s Symphonie concertante at the inauguration of the National Piano Festival as well as Prometheus – Poem of Fire and the Piano Concerto by Alexander Scriabin. 

Paweł Kowalski was awarded the Silver Medal for Merit to Culture - Gloria Artis.

‘In Mr. Kowalski I found a very fine performer of my Concerto. He is a very talented pianist and a highly intelligent musician.’  Witold Lutosławski

“I’m strongly impressed by his playing which is characterized by great musicality, sensitivity and perfect technique”  Andrzej Panufnik

I was tremendously impressed and moved by this wonderful pianist and wonderful musician, by his command of the keyboard, his deep insight into the music and his gifts of profound understanding and communication. This marvellous pianist has fulfilled his human and musical potential and his memory is such that he has a very large repertoire at his command.’  Yehudi Menuhin

Repertoire

Piano Concerto no.1 in E minor, op.11

Piano Concerto no.2 in F minor, op.21

Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise in E flat major, op.22

Fantasy on Polish Airs in A Major, op.13

Rondo a la Krakowiak in F major, op.14

Allegro de concert in A major, op.46 ( transcription by Jean Louis Nicode)

Piano Quintet in G minor, op.34

Piano Concerto in A minor, op.17

Polish Fantasy in G sharp minor, op.19

Symphonie concertante, op.60

Piano Concerto

Variations on a Theme by Paganini for Piano and Orchestra

Piano Concerto

Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra op.40

Piano Concerto no.1 Concertino for Piano and Orchestra

Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra

Warsaw Concerto

 Piano Concerto no.1 in D minor, BWV 1052

Piano Concerto no.5 in F minor, BWV 1056

Piano Concerto no.7 in G minor, BWV 1058

Piano Concerto no.9 in E flat major, K.271

Concerto for Two Pianos no.10 in E flat major, K.365

Piano Concerto No.12 in A major, K.414

Piano Concerto no.13 in C major, K.415

Piano Concerto no.14 in E flat major, K.449

Piano Concerto no.16 in D major, K.451

Piano Concerto no.19 in F major, K.459

Piano Concerto no.20 in D minor, K.466

Piano Concerto no.21 in C major, K.467

Piano Concerto no.23 in A major, K.488

Piano Concerto no.24 in C minor, K.491

Piano Concerto no.25 in C major, K.503

Piano Concerto no.26 in D major, K.537

Piano Concerto no.27 in B major, K.595

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73

Triple Concerto in C major, Op. 56

Fantasy in C minor for piano, orchestra and choir, Op. 80

Piano Concerto no.1 in D minor, op.15

Piano Quintet in F minor, op.34

Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54

 Piano Concerto no.2 in G minor, op.22

Concerto for Piano, Violin and String Quartet in D major, op.21

Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, op.20

Prometheus - The Poem of Fire, op.60

Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor, op.18

Piano Concerto no.4 in G minor, op.40

 Piano Concerto in G major

Piano Concerto in F major

Rhapsody in Blue

Piano Concerto

Eclogue for Piano and String Orchestra, op.10

Piano Concerto

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in D minor

 Piano Concerto no.2 in F major, op.102

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Kilar

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