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Jakub Kuszlik - laureate of the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, winning the 4th Prize ex aequo and the Polish Radio Prize for best mazurka performance. He is also a laureate of the second prize X International Ignacy Jan Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (2016), semi-finalist of the Beethoven  Competition in Bonn (2017), winner of many laurels in piano competitions.  He is an exceptionally talented graduate of Prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń's piano class at the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz. . 

Born 23rd December 1996 in Bochnia, he is the winner of many laurels in piano competitions, among others: National Piano Competition in Konin (3rd place, 2010), International Piano Competition  in Zgorzelec (2nd place, 2011), H. Czerny- Stefańska Piano Tournament in Żagań (1st place, 2012), International Piano Competition EPTA in Cracow (2nd place, 2012) and the International
M. Moszkowski Competition in Kielce (1st place, 2013), 2nd prize at the 10th "Artur Rubinstein in memoriam" Competition in Bydgoszcz (2014), Grand Prix and 1st prize at the 13th Ludwik Stefański and Halina Czerny-Stefańska Competition in Płock (2014), IPiUM "SILESIA" Young Stage Award of the 49th Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk (2015). Jakub Kuszlik is also a scholarship holder of the Czarnecki Foundation and the Mayor of Bydgoszcz.
He has given concerts in Poland and abroad, among others USA, Japan, Vietnam, Germany, Italy, Greece, Norway and Iceland.
In November 2018, the pianist performed with great success at Lincoln Center in New York. In March 2019, Jakub Kuszlik won 2nd prize at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition in New York, and in June 2019, he won 3rd prize at the Top of the World International Piano Competition in Tromso, Norway.


 

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