Friday, May 12, 2023 (7:30 PM)
ICE Kraków Congress Centre
ul. Marii Konopnickiej 17, 30-302 Kraków
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All MIRCIM participants are invited to attend a special concert of the award-winning Polish pianist Jakub Kuszlik. Tickets: €10. This event is not financed by INFARMA member companies.
Jakub Kuszlik is the winner of the 4th Prize and The Polish Radio Prize for the best performance of mazurkas in the 18th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland. He also won the 2nd prize in the 10th International Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz, Poland (2016), and was a semi finalist of the Beethoven Competition in Bonn, Germany (2017). In March 2019 he received the 2nd prize in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition in New York, USA, and in June 2019, the 3rd prize in the Top of the World International Piano Competition in Tromso, Norway.
He has played numerous concerts in Poland and abroad, including USA, Japan, Vietnam, Germany, Italy, Greece, Norway, Armenia, Iceland and France. In November 2018 the pianist performed with great success at the Lincoln Center in New York.
In February 2022 the Polish Radio released Kuszlik’s first solo album “Brahms, Chopin” including recordings from his recital in the Concert Studio of the Polish Radio.
In his review of the International Chopin Competition in Gramophone, Jed Distler wrote: I’ve tended to focus on pianists whose particular character traits, talents and quirks (or lack thereof) readily manifest themselves. Consequently, several ‘dark horses’ have nearly escaped my attention, such as Jakub Kuszlik. I rewatched Kuszlik’s second-stage performance and quickly realised just how seriously I had underestimated him. [….] Indeed, Kuszlik is so musical that you only notice his remarkable virtuosity after the fact. He was born to play Chopin.