dr hab. Łukasz Kuropaczewski prof. AMP

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Language: Polish / English

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Łukasz Kuropaczewski – “an amiable bear of a soloist” as the Washington Post portrayed him after one of his performances with the Baltimore Symphony, “is definitely the new megastar of the classical guitar.” (El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico)

Lukasz is in great demand as a recitalist and as soloist with orchestras, and he is invited to perform in numerous venues around the globe each year. Highlights include appearances in London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Warsaw’s National Philharmonic Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Caramoor Music Festival, the Santa Fe Music Festival, and New York’s Carnegie Hall.

An avid chamber music collaborator, he frequently performs with the Orion String Quartet, mandolin player Avi Avital, Richard Galliano, Daniel Hope, members of Il Giardino Armonico, members of The Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the San Antonio Symphony.

“Kuropaczewski performed with such passion and technical perfection that the audience could only fall in love with him.”

Nurnberger Zeitung, Germany

education:

– Academy of Music in Wrocław (class of prof. Piotr Zaleski)

– Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA (Maestro Manuel Barrueco class)

experience:

– recitals in Poland, Russia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Germany, France, England, Spain, Iceland, Hungary, Serbia, Kosovo, Greece, Canary Islands, Japan, China, Canada, USA, Mexico and Panama

– performances in the most important concert halls in the world: Royal Festival Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, P. Tchaikovsky in Moscow or Carnegie Hall in New York

– as a chamber musician – incl. with Orion String Quartet (USA), Avim Avital (Israel), Chen Reiss (Israel), Richard Galliano (France)

– as a teacher: master classes at many guitar festivals in Europe and universities in Europe and the Americas

– 2007-2010, lecturer: University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia,

– since 2008: lecturer at the Academy of Music in Poznań (as prof. AMP)

– in 2018 he won a competition for a professorship at the Kunstuniversitat in Graz, Austria, where he is currently working as a professor.

– Polish and world premieres, including A. Tansman (Hommage a de Falla – with the Amadeus Orchestra in 2010 in Łódź, Petit Concerto in 2015 in Poznań), K. Meyer (Concerto – with the Amadeus Orchestra in 2010 in Gniezno and Poznań, Triptych Sonata in 2015 – Caramoor Festival in New York, USA), A. Gilardino (Jerusalem Concerto with A. Avital in 2014 in Gniezno and Poznań), M. Neikrug (Acequias Quintet with Orion String Quartet in 2015 during the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival in Santa Fe, USA), Mikolaj Gorecki (Arioso e Furioso – with the Aukso orchestra in 2014 during the Silesian Guitar Autumn in Tychy)

– In recent artistic seasons, the artist has performed in Poland, Russia, Germany, Belgium, Croatia, USA, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Kosovo, and China.

– the last world premieres: compositions by A. Gilardino (Letters to Fryderyk Sonata) and M. Neikruga (Three Pieces for Guitar), as well as the guitar version of K. Penderecki’s Viola Concerto with the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra under the baton of Maximiano Valdes and with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Santiago, Chile. Together with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop, he performed the famous Concierto de Aranjuez by J. Rodrigo

awards: 

– Medal “Meritorius for Polish Culture” awarded by the  Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

recordings: 

– He recorded five CDs. 

– The last three (“Polish Music”, “Aqua e Vinho” and “Nocturnal”) were nominated for the Fryderyk Award in the following categories: The Most Outstanding Album – Polish Music, The Most Outstanding Album – Chamber Music, The Most Outstanding Album – Solo Recital.