Piotr Sałajczyk (Polonia)
Piotr Sałajczyk – pianist, chamber musician, teacher. Critics count him among the best Polish performers of his generation. Winner of a Fryderyk phonographic award and an Orfeusz award for “outstanding performances of Polish music”.
The year 2017 saw the release of his four-disc album with the complete piano works of Juliusz Zarębski. A year later he decided to record the complete works of Władysław Żeleński for piano (including the Piano Concerto accompanied by the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra).
The person and oeuvre of Karol Szymanowski is the focus of his attention; he became vice-president of the Karol Szymanowski Society in Zakopane in 2018.
Piotr Sałajczyk has performed with the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR), Sinfonietta Cracovia, in festivals in Poland and abroad: Warsaw Autumn, Beijing Modern Music Festival, Musica Polonica Nova, Budapest Spring, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Musique et Neige, and many others. His albums released by DUX, CD Accord, Haenssler, CPO and Naxos have won awards such as Pizzicato Supersonic or 5 de Diapason.
Piotr Sałajczyk teaches piano at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, from which he graduated after studying piano with Prof. Józef Stompel. He continued his studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Prof. Pavel Gililov. He is also a pianist of the Sommerakademie Salzburg.