Lukasz Byrdy

⎯ Poland
⎯ 29 years old

Łukasz Byrdy is one of the most promising pianists of the younger generation, who during his concert career spanning over 10 years, has performed several hundred times in most European countries, as well as in the USA, Canada, China, and the United Arab Emirates.

Born in Katowice (Poland), he received prizes in over 20 international piano competitions, including: 2nd prize in International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Hannover (Germany, 2019), 3rd prize in 1st Beijing International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists (China, 2016), 3rd prize in International Piano Competition „in memoriam Pietro Iadeluca” in Arsoli – Rome (Italy, 2016), 1st prize in International Malta Music Competition in Mdina (Malta, 2016), 2nd prize in Ischia International Piano Competition (Italy, 2017) and various top prizes in such competitions as „Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam” International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (Poland, 2014), „Halina Czerny-Stefańska in memoriam” International Piano Competition in Poznań (Poland, 2014) and the Annual International Music Competition & Festival IBLA Grand Prize in Ragusa (Italy, 2015) among others. As a member of Paderewski Piano Trio Lukasz has won chamber music competitions in Geneva and Bydgoszcz.

In 2021 he has been chosen as one of 10 Semifinalists of prestigious Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary (Cananda) and in 2015 he has qualified and reached II round of the XVII International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.

The pianist has been frequently invited as a soloist and chamber musician to music festivals in Vilnius (Christopher Festival in the Bernardine Park), Paris („Chopin au jardin” and „Chopin a Paris” at the Orangery in the Bagatelle Park), Aspen (Music Festival and School) and Moscow (Polish-Russian Music Festival). He has performed in Warsaw at the „Chopin and His Europe” festival and the Ignacy Jan Paderewski International Festival, the “Chopin in the Colors of Autumn” festival in Ostrów Wielkopolski, the “Silesian Quartet and its Guests” Chamber Music Festival in Katowice, the International Fryderyk Chopin Festival in Duszniki Zdrój and the Jerzy Waldorff Festival in Radziejowice. The artist has performed in the world’s major music centers, presenting his interpretations on prestigious stages such as Harris Concert Hall in Aspen (USA), Bella Concert Hall and Rozsa Centre in Calgary (Canada), Orangery in the Bagatelle Park in Paris (France), Aula of the Sapienza University in Rome (Italy), Pushkin Museum and Scriabin Museum in Moscow (Russia), concert halls of music conservatories in Beijing and Chengdu (China) and Tianfu Center in Chengdu (China). In Poland he has performed in numerous philharmonic halls, as well as in the Concert Hall of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR) in Katowice, the Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio in Warsaw, the European Music Center in Lusławice, the Holy Cross Church in Warsaw, the Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw, the Birthplace of Fryderyk Chopin in Żelazowa Wola, the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the Royal Theater and the Palace on the Isle in the Royal Łazienki Park in Warsaw.

Łukasz Byrdy graduated from the Universität der Künste in Berlin (prof. Klaus Hellwig’s class) and the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań (prof. Waldemar Andrzejewski and prof. Joanna Marcinkowska class) and is currently a faculty in the piano department of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. He conducts numerous courses and masterclasses in Poland and abroad, collaborating with, among others: Mount Royal University in Calgary, the University of Agder in Kristiansand, the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater in Tallinn and the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu.

Łukasz Byrdy has made numerous recordings for radio and television. His performances have been broadcast by Polish Radio, Polish Television, Lithuanian National Radio and Television, Central Chinese Television CCTV, and Sichuan Radio and Television. In 2017, with support of the Piotr Kler Foundation, his debut album with piano concertos by F. Chopin and W. A. Mozart was released.

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