fot.  Paweł Jaroszewski
fot. Paweł Jaroszewski

 - pianist, composer, music theorist, graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, where he studied piano with Professors Bronisława Kawalla, Edward Wolanin and Krystyna Borucińska (2001), as well as the theory of music (2002). As a hold­er of a two-year Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) scholar­ship, he completed a two-year postgraduate Konzertexamen programme for the piano, supervised by Professor Dr. h. c. Arbo Valdma at the Hochschule für Musik Köln. He also graduated from a two-year postgraduate programme in contemporary chamber music led by Prof. David Smeyers at the Hochs­chule für Musik Köln, where he obtained a Kammermusikexamen diploma. In the years 2006-2008 he pursued doctoral studies at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. He earned his PhD in 2010. From 2007 until 2012 he worked as a lecturer and researcher at the Fryderyk Chopin Uni­versity of Music in Warsaw, and in 2013-2016 was assistant professor at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. Since 2013, he has been working in the Department of Contemporary Music, Jazz and Percussion at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow, where he is assistant professor. In 2019 he obtained habilitation degree.

                He wrote over thirty compositions for diverse sets of instruments. Significant part of his compositional work are pieces for two pianos and for piano four hands, which have been performed in european countries for over a decade. In 2019  his composition for piano four hands was released by PWM edition with its CD recording played by the composer in Sonami Piano Duo ensemble.

                Piotr Kędzierski has collaborated with such composers and performers as Krzysztof Meyer, Zbigniew Bargielski, James Reynolds, Jan Pilch, Johannes Fritsch, Paulo Alvares, Carola Bauckholt, and Elżbieta Sikora. He has at­tended international master classes run by, inter alia, Nicolas Hodges, Paul Gulda, Georg Steinschaden, Bernard Roberts, Mar­tino Tirimo, Adrian Cox, Bracha Eden, Alexander Tamir, Peter Eicher, and Martyn van den Hoek. The pianist has premiered and recorded works for Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Feedback Studio Köln, Deutsche Welle, Funkhaus Europa, TV Polonia, as well as for Polish Radio Two. BIS Polish Radio has recorded a programme devoted to his musical career.

                Piotr Kędzierski is the author of papers of musical topics, i.a. Romanticism Today: Anachronism or Chance (Strasbourg 2007), Über den Zweig der Salonmusik in den Werken von Chopin im Kontext des Klavierstücks (Frankfurt am Main, 2010), Konwencja i rozwój w muzyce (UMFC, 2010), Über humanistische Werte in ausgewählten Werken Alexander Skrjabins (Frankfurt am Main 2012), Aleatoryczne Ludus musicalis w muzyce kameralnej (AM Bydgoszcz 2016), Dekonstrukcja i deformacja w muzyce aleatorycznej - przejaw brzydoty? (ASP Łódź 2016), Język muzyki fortepianowej Skriabina (AM Łódź 2016), Twórczość fortepianowa Grażyny Bacewicz a idiom pianistyczny w muzyce Witolda Lutosławskiego (AM Łódź 2016).

                On the occasion of Poland’s accession to the European Union, Piotr Kędzierski was officially honoured by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Cologne for his “special contribution to the work for the benefit of Poland and Poles in common Europe”. In 2010 he and Justyna Piękoś were appointed Artistic Directors of the International Piano Festival Chopin jenseits aller Grenzen – Marienburger Martineen (May – October 2010) in Co­logne. His contribution to Polish culture outside of the country was officially recognised by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

                Since 2009, he and his wife Justyna Piękoś formed the Sonami Piano Duo, which primarily performs contemporary music in Poland and abroad. The Duo makes recordings of polish contemporary music for two pianos,piano four hands and mixed ensembles, i.a. on Mosaic CD (2019) on which there are compositions that have not been recorded nor released before, and some of them have.