Jacek Kortus

Polish classical pianist Jacek Kortus is a graduate of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, in Professor Waldemar Andrzejewski's piano class. He is currently working at this university as an assistant in the piano department. In 2003 he was a finalist of the International Stefan Seiler Piano Competition in Kitzingen (Germany), and in 2004 he was awarded a special prize at the 6th Arthur Rubinstein In memoriam International Competition for Young Pianists in Bydgoszcz. In 2005 he was a prize-winning finalist at the 15th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. He was nominated for the Polityka's Passports. In 2008, Jacek Kortus's first solo album with works by Fryderyk Chopin and Ferenc Liszt was released, recorded for the Muza Polskie Nagrania label, which was nominated for the Fryderyk Award in 2009. On the other hand, 2015 saw the release of his album of songs by Polish composers, recorded together with the outstanding Polish tenor, Tomasz Zagórski. In 2011, the artist received a scholarship from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for outstanding artistic achievements, and in 2017 he was awarded an honorary badge of Merit for Polish Culture by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

About Jacek Kortus

Polish classical pianist Jacek Kortus is a graduate of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, in Professor Waldemar Andrzejewski's piano class. He is currently working at this university as an assistant in the piano department. In 2003 he was a finalist of the International Stefan Seiler Piano Competition in Kitzingen (Germany), and in 2004 he was awarded a special prize at the 6th Arthur Rubinstein In memoriam International Competition for Young Pianists in Bydgoszcz. In 2005 he was a prize-winning finalist at the 15th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. He was nominated for the Polityka's Passports. In 2008, Jacek Kortus's first solo album with works by Fryderyk Chopin and Ferenc Liszt was released, recorded for the Muza Polskie Nagrania label, which was nominated for the Fryderyk Award in 2009. On the other hand, 2015 saw the release of his album of songs by Polish composers, recorded together with the outstanding Polish tenor, Tomasz Zagórski. In 2011, the artist received a scholarship from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for outstanding artistic achievements, and in 2017 he was awarded an honorary badge of Merit for Polish Culture by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

Genres: Classical

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