prof. dr hab.

Piotr Reichert

Department: Department of Instrumental Studies

Chair: Chair of Piano and String Chamber Music

Speciality: Viola

Violist, chamber musician, member of the Camerata Quartet, laureate of international chamber music competitions. Since 1992, he is a teacher in Fryderyk Chopin University of Music - currently a professor. His students have repeatedly won awards at international music competitions, incl. ARD in Munich, competitions in Geneva, in Poertschach, in Hradec and many others. He is the vice-president of the Polish Chamber Music Society.

He was born in 1957 in Lublin. He graduated from a music secondary school there, and then, as a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and Arts, he studied at the Music Academy in Sofia. From 1981 to 1988 he was a musician Polish Chamber Orchestra conducted by maestro Jerzy Maksymiuk and the orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia. He has been a co-creator from 1988 until now Camerata Quartet. With this ensemble, in 1980 - 1991 he won a number of awards, such as: Karl Klingler Preis (Munich) - 3rd prize, Tokyo - 3rd prize, Paris - 1st prize. He has recorded 30 albums with chamber music for national and international labels, including: DUX, Koch International, Ricercar, Thorofon. Plates Camerata Quartet they were also nominated for the Fryderyk award many times, and it was received by the band in 1999.

From the beginning of the nineties, he performed with a quartet in many renowned concert halls in Poland and around the world, including: Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Hall, Sibelius Academy Great Hall, Royal Conservatory in Brussels, Sofia Philharmonic, Conservatory in Bern, Centro Cultural in Mexico City, Hermitage Theater Hall in St. Petersburg, Forbidden City Hall in Beijing, National Gallery in London. He also took part in such festivals as: The International Festival in Łańcut, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Festival de Wallonie, Van Flandern Festival, Warsaw Autumn, Festival de Sintra, or Bodensee Festival.

Piotr Reichert taught viola and chamber music courses at the International Music Courses in Łańcut, the Music Academy in Żagań, the Spring Music Academy in Przemyśl, the courses in Janowiec, Puck and Gorlice.

As part of his didactic and research activity, he was a supervisor three times in doctoral dissertations and was a reviewer many times in proceedings for the award of doctoral and postdoctoral degrees and for the title of professor. Since 2012, he has also been a professor at the F. Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz.

For his activities, he was awarded by the Minister of Culture with the distinction of Meritorious Culture Activist (2004) and the bronze medal Meritirious Activist of Culture (2009), and twice the award by the Rector of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music.

His students have repeatedly won top prizes at national and international competitions, including: ARD in Munich - Ryszard Groblewski - 2nd prize, Katarzyna Budnik - 3rd prize, Music Competition in Geneva - R. Groblewski - 1st prize, as well as many times first prizes in Competitions them. J. Brahms in Poertschach, in the competition in Bled, in Hradec, in Sonderhausen, in Poznań ( J. Rakowski) and in Dąbrowa Górnicza ( M. Spisak).

His achievements include awards for recordings: incl. Diapason d’Or (Diapason magazine No. 410/1994, Sforzando (Crescendo monthly No. 14/1995), Pizzicato Supersonic Award (Pizzicato 2009), Record of the Year (1995), Fryderyk Award (1999).


prof. dr hab.

Piotr Reichert