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Jakub Kuszlik

At age 22, Jakob Kuszlik is a veteran of numerous piano competitions. His most notable achievement was at the International Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz where he won second prize. He also won several special prizes at this competition including the Chopin prize and Paderewski Major Work prize. He has won prizes at other international and national competitions including the X Competition “Artur Rubinstein in Memoriam” in Bydgoszcz (second prize), the 13th Ludwik Stefanski and Halina Czerny – Stefanska Competition in Plock (grand prix), and first prize at both the National Auditions of Piano Students and the Moritz Moszkowski Competition in Kielce.

In 2015 he was the winner of the Young Performers’ Stage as well as a special prize for the best performance of a Karol Szymanowski piece at the 49th Polish Piano Players Festival in Slupsk. He also performed a Chopin Recital in Studio S1 for the Polish National Radio in 2017.

Jakub has performed in Poland and abroad including the United States, Germany, Italy, Greece, Japan, Norway, Vietnam, and Iceland. He has received scholarships from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and The Czarnecki Foundation.

Jakub has a degree from the Wladyslaw Zelenski Music School in Cracow where he studied with Olga Lazarska. He is currently earning a master’s degree as a student of professor Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron at Feliks Nowowiejski Music Academy in Bydgoszcz. He has worked with Arie Vardi, Dang Thai Son, Támas Ungár, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Dmitri Alexeev, Kevin Kenner, Bernd Goetzke, Bruno Canino, Stepan Simonian, and Waldemar Andrzejewski.