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Grzegorz Skrobiński

chamber music

He graduated from the K. Szymanowski Complex of State Music Schools in Warsaw and the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He studied under Professor Elżbieta Tarnawska, Professor Katarzyna Jankowska-Borzykowska and Professor Andrzej Bauer.

He has won awards at many competitions (Wrocław 2003 — 1st award, Konin 1999 — 2nd award, Łódź 2007 — 3rd award, Warsaw 1999 — distinction, Łódź 2010 — distinction, Łódź 2009 — 3rd award – with the singer Joanna Freszel, Kielce 2007 — 1st award – with the singer Hubert Stolarski, and the award for the best chamber pianist of the competition). He won the scholarship of the Queen of Belgium (2003). He has given concerts on Poland’s major stages: National Philharmonic, A. Rubinstein Philharmonic in Łódź, Wrocław Philharmonic, Fryderyk Chopin Society, Royal Castle, Royal Baths, Academies of Music in Łódź, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Poznań, Palace in Antonin, Palace in Kąśna Dolna (‘Bravo Maestro’ Festival, whose quest artists were e.g.: K. Jakowicz, S. Kamasa, P. Pławner, or K. Radziwonowicz).

He has also performed abroad, e.g. in: Austria, Belgium, Italy,  Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Tunisia and others. He has collaborated with such world renowned teachers as: Boris Berman, Dang Thai Son, Dominique Merlet, Viera Nossina, Ewa Pobłocka, Andrzej Tatarski, Jerzy Marchwiński, Kazimierz Michalik, Erik Tawaststjerna, Oxana Yablonskaya, Hiroko Nakamura, Jacques Rouvier, Sergei Babayan, John O’Connor, Kevin Kenner and many more. In 2003 he played with the world famous quartet called Talich String Quartet performing Quintet by A. Dvorak. In the same year he also participated in a chamber music festival in Waterloo whose participants were e.g.: Mischa Maisky, Julian Rachlin, Pinchas Zukermann, Roby Lakatos, or Vitaly Samoshko. He has performed under the baton of such conductors as: Ruben Silva (Concerto no.2 by S. Rachmaninov), Szymon Kawalla (Concerto for Three Pianos in C Major by J.S. Bach), Jan Miłosz Zarzycki (Triple Concerto in C Major op. 56 by L. van Beethoven) and Ernst Kovacic (Concertino for piano trio and orchestra).

On 2 March 2007 he performed at a jubilee concert of Władysław Bartoszewski performing (among others) Sonata no. 2 in B‑flat Minor op. 36 by S. Rachmaninov. In 2008 he was invited to a festival at the Music Academy in Hamamatsu (Japan).

He has performed with such musicians as: Jakub Jakowicz, Bartłomiej Nizioł, Szymon Krzeszowiec, Agata Szymczewska, Piotr Janosik, and also Urszula Kryger, Lutosławski Quartet, Bartosz Bryła, Piotr Reichert, Lidia Grzanka-Urbaniak, or Sebastian Wypych.

Despite his young age he is quite successful as a teacher. His students win awards at international and all-Poland competitions and auditions. He has given lectures at many courses, workshops and master classes in Poland: in Łańcut, Kołobrzeg, Zakopane, Piła, Książ,  Żagań, Suwałki and many more.

In 2010 he performed with an actor Krzysztof Kolberger in ‘Good Evening, Monsieur Chopin’, which took place as part of the festival ‘Two Theatres — Sopot 2010’. Grzegorz Skrobiński played selected pieces by Fryderyk Chopin to poems presented by Krzysztof Kolberger.

Since 2010 Grzegorz Skrobiński has been Assistant at the Chair of Piano Chamber Music.