Masterclasses as one of the most effective and inspiring means of musical development

Information about the workshop

Author: Grzegorz Niemczuk
Date: December 4, 6

Venue: Hunan Normal University Concert Hall, Changsha


  • Introduction;
  • Individual work with the participants chosen for the masterclass, together with the discussion with the public about specific problems of the interpretation;
  • Focus on details of the touch, quality of the sound, colors;
  • Control of pedaling, correct phrasing, rhythm;
  • Understanding the performed piece of music, the inner message of the music;
  • Resolving particular problems of every student;
  • Possible interview (question/answers) with the public.


Grzegorz Niemczuk belongs to the most active Polish classical pianists of the young generation. He has already enjoyed a successful career having performed worldwide over the past 12 years. He has travelled the world and given more than 400 recitals and concerts in 31 different countries on all 6 continents. Admired for his sensitivity, poetry, beautiful sound and passionate virtuosity he became a favorite with audiences and critics alike especially in Europe, Asia and South America. His interpretations of Chopin’s music were placed in 2017 by the National Polish Radio together with those by Martha Argerich, Maurizio Pollini and Adam Harasiewicz.
Mr. Niemczuk graduated with the highest distinction from K. Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. In 2008,2009,2011,2013 he continued his piano studies in New York City, Mannes College (International Keyboard Institute and Festival) where his teachers were such artists as Menahem Pressler (Indiana University), Philippe Entremont, Joaquín Achúcarro (Meadows School of the Arts), David Dubal, Choong-Mo Kang (The Juilliard School), and Yuan Sheng (Central Conservatory of Music – Beijing). Between 2009 and 2012 he stayed under the artistic care of teacher and mentor Jeffrey Swann (New York Steinhardt University).

Grzegorz Niemczuk is the prizewinner of more than 15 piano competitions, notably a winner of the 2013 International Carnegie Hall Concerto Debut Competition in New York City and the 40th National Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2010).

In addition to his performing career he is also a dedicated pedagogue and currently serves on the piano faculty of the Silesian University in Katowice, Poland. His students are winners of international piano competitions in Poland, Italy, Slovakia, Croatia and France. He is already invited to present masterclasses and lectures in many music universities including the Norges Musikkhøgskole in Oslo, University of Agder in Kristiansand (Norway), Sapporo Conservatoire (Japan), Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianopolis or Federal University in Porto Alegre (Brazil), The Nanyang Academy of Art in Singapore, The Edna Manley College of Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica, The Conservatory of Music in Lima, Peru, Universidad Católica in Quito, Ecuador.

Website: www.niemczuk.com

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