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Bartosz Jakubczak graduated with distinction from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw in Professor Andrzej Chorosiński’s organ class, and in 2003, he completed his post-graduate studies with the highest distinction at the Royal Academy of Music in London in Professor David Titterington’s class (with the Georg Solti’s grant). Bartosz Jakubczak is the winner of multiple awards which he received at The Royal Academy of Music: The Peter le Huray Award, The Whalley Organ Scholarship Award and The Henry W. Richards Prize which he received from Peter Hurford, an outstanding British organist.
He took part in master classes taught by Marie-Claire Alain, James David Christie, Ulrik Spang-Hanssen, Kei Koito, Susan Landale, Jon Laukvik, Ludger Lohmann, Harald Vogel and Wolfgang Zerer. Moreover, he participated in The McGill Summer Organ Academy in Montreal.
In 2002, he received Prix de la Presse during Grand Prix Bach de Lausanne (The Lausanne Bach Competition) in Switzerland. Bartosz Jakubczak also appeared in the same year at The Royal Festival Hall in London, to perform the world premiere of a solo organ piece (dedicated to him) by a British composer — David Gorton — Salve Sancta Facies. He participated in a number of prestigious festivals in the United Kingdom, e.g. The Spanish Baroque Music Festival, The London Handel Festival, The London Bach Festival, Dartington International Summer School, The Spitalfields Festival, The London Organ Forum, The International Organ Festival at St. Albans. Furthermore, as well as concerts in the Czech Republic, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden and Hungary.
Over the course of 2003–2004 academic year, he was a lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music in London within the PIDEM Organ Fellowship. Bartosz Jakubczak is regularly invited to give lectures during national scholarly sessions, e.g. in Krzeszów, Bardo, but also at his Alma Mater, The Academy of Music in Cracow and The Academy of Music in Katowice.
Since 2004, he has worked at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music at the Chair of Organ and Harpsichord, first as an Assistant and now as an Assistant Professor.
He received his Doctoral Degree in Instrumental Studies in 2009 at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, based on his thesis The Gregorian Chant in Selected Organ Works of Charles Tournemire. In 2015 he was awarded with a post-doctoral degree by the Council of the Instrumental Department, Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk.
In February 2015, the Governing Body of the Royal Academy of Music elected Bartosz Jakubczak to be the Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM). The Associateship may only be awarded to past students of the Academy who have distinguished themselves in the music profession and made a significant contribution to it in their particular field.