UiS Faculty of Performing Arts present " Piano recital with teachers from Lodz " featuring the piano department of Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz University of Music Monday 28 November at 7.30 p.m. in Eikenes-salen, Bjergsted.
- K. Szymanowski – 9 Preludes op. 1
- F. Chopin – Nocturne D flat major op. 27 no. 2
- F. Chopin – Nocturne C sharp minor op. posth
- F. Chopin – Nocturne E flat major op. 55 no. 2
- F. Chopin – Barcarolle F sharp major op. 6
- F. Chopin – Etude C minor op. 10 no.12
Wojciech Kubica - piano
About Wojciech Kubica
Wojciech Kubica was born in Cracow in 1980. He began to study piano at the age of 8 in the State Primary Music School in Goleniów in the class of Magdalena Kochan. In 1999 he graduated from the State High School of Music in Szczecin in the class of Mikołaj Szczęsny. In 2004 he became a graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in the class of Prof. Joanna Domańska. In 2005 he graduated with excellent grade from the Master Postgraduate Studies in the class of Prof. Grzegorz Kurzyński at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław.2
He experienced his first performance with the orchestra at the age of 12. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has given concerts in entire Poland (e.g., Wrocław, Szczecin, Wałbrzych, Łódź,Lublin, Olsztyn, Płock, Łomża, Poznań, Cracow, Warsaw, Zakopane) and abroad (Belarus, Belgium, China, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Russia, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine).
He is winner of a number of prizes at national and international competitions, e.g., the 1st prize at the International Piano Competition in Kiev (2003), the 4th prize and a special prize for the performance of César Franck’s sonata at the Val Tidone International Chamber Music Competition in Italy (2004) and the 2nd prize at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz International Chamber Music Competition in Łódź (2013). In September 2004 he performed at the Youth Stage of the Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk. In 2007, at the Dezyderiusz Danczowski Polish Cello Competition, he received a diploma for pianist for a particular contribution to the artistic value of the competition performances.
He has also received similar distinctions at subsequent cello and violin competitions. Since 2008, Wojciech Kubica has also been working as a pianist-chamber musician with the Summer Academy of Music in Żagań and the Music Masterclass in Szamotuły and the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lusławice, working with, e.g., Arto Noras, Michael Flaksman or Markus Nyikos.
He has polished his skills under the direction of such professors as: Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Kevin Kenner, Vladimir Krainev or Vladimir Viardo.
Wojciech Kubica’s rich repertoire includes pieces ranging from Baroque to the contemporary music. In 2003, during his recital in Atma at the Karol Szymanowski Festival in Zakopane, he premiered Kyrie by Jan Wincenty Hawel.
In 2005–2007 he worked with the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice; since 2005 he has been employed at the Academy of Music in Wrocław and since 2008 he has been assistant in the piano class of Prof. Cezary Sanecki at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. In 2014, he received the title of Doctor of Arts of the Academy of Music in Łódź, where he is an active pedagogue, cooperating with the piano class of Prof. Cezary Sanecki.
In 2017 pianist recorded a CD with cellist Stanislaw Firlej including sonatas for piano and cello by Ludwig van Beethoven, for the polish label – DUX.
In 2019 Wojciech Kubica received degree of DSc (habilitation) and leads his own piano class in the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. Currently, from 2020 Wojciech Kubica is dean of Instrumental Performance Faculty at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź.