Paweł Zawadzki was born in Wrocław, Poland. In 1994 he started his studies at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław under Professor Grzegorz Kurzyński’s tutelage and graduated with honors in 1999. Currently he is an employee of the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław as a lecturer. In 2004 he completed his doctoral studies and has obtained a degree of Doctor of Arts.
The pianist won the 1st and 2nd Franz Liszt International Piano Competitions in Wrocław (1991, 1993), and was the prize-winner of the 28th Festival of Polish Piano Art in Słupsk, Poland, 1994. In 1995, he belonged to the select group of 5 Polish competitors representing Poland at the 13th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. He also won 4th prize at the Eduard Flips 6th International Piano Competition in Rotterdam.
Paweł Zawadzki leads a brisk and active artistic life, giving many concerts every year. The artist has been invited to the majority of the most important music centers in Poland. He has performed in philharmonic concert halls in piano recitals and symphonic concerts under the direction of distinguished leaders of the conducting art: Tadeusz Strugała, Jacek Kaspszyk, Marek Pijarowski, Giancarlo de Lorenzo, Kai Baumann, Massimiliano Caldi, Lee Hong-Jin, Mieczysław Gawroński, Wojciech Rodek.
He has given concerts in Germany, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Turkey, Finland, Denmark, Scotland, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Belarus and South Korea. Paweł Zawadzki performed in a prestigious concert hall in Helsinki (the Church in Skała) at the solemn event of the joining of Poland to the European Union, presenting F. Chopin’s Piano Concerto no. 2 in F Minor. In 2005, he performed S. Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto in D Minor op. 30 at the EuroSilesia International Festival in Wrocław under the honorary auspices of Kurt Masur. In 2010, the artist rendered both F. Chopin piano concertos (the recent version of chamber music works for string orchestra by Jan Lewtak) during the F. Chopin Birthday Anniversary celebrated at the Wrocław Philharmonic (the 2nd performance of the chamber version after Rafał Blechacz).
In 2001, Paweł Zawadzki received a prestigious scholarship as the best young Polish pianist, acknowledged by the Japanese foundation J.E.S.C. This scholarship is awarded every 4 years to only one pianist in the country. In addition, the artist was repeatedly honored with the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship. Paweł Zawadzki has done many music recordings for radio and television. He has released CDs with F. Chopin and F. Liszt music (Selene- CD-s 9502.25, CD-s 0204.71). Paweł Zawadzki is a member of the jury at piano competitions, leads methodology seminars for teachers, and teaches gifted students, undergraduates and graduates, during piano workshops.

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