Piano Recital with Janusz Piotrowicz

Piano Recital with Janusz Piotrowicz

Piano Recital with Janusz Piotrowicz
‘Master Poet of the Piano’

Winner of the Nawrocki Prize for the most poetic interpreter,
International Chopin Piano Competition, Warsaw

‘this was not just a performance, but a meditation, a labour of love’    Standard Ontario
‘magical tonal mastery … a velvet touch’    Il Tempo, Rome
‘runs and roulades soft as pearls ’    Fredericia Dagblad, Denmark

A distinguished international pianist and conductor, Janusz is also
Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Ripon International Festival, now in its 25 th year.


As a schoolboy, Janusz Piotrowicz made his piano concerto début in Windsor
Castle with Rachmaninov 3, and his London recital début with Chopin’s 2nd and 3rd Sonatas and the Brahms Paganini Variations. After winning the Nawrocki Prize for the most poetic interpreter in the 1975 Warsaw International Chopin Piano Competition, he launched his international career, giving up to 300 performances a year, and staging three-part epic recital programmes, which included Chopin’s Four Ballades, Four Scherzi, Twenty-four Preludes and Twenty-seven Etudes, as well as several cycles of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas and Concertos. In 1994 he performed to 5,000 people at the Chopin Memorial in Poland’s capital, on the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.

Piotrowicz is founder and conductor of the Orchestra of the World (L’Orchestre du
Monde). His Royal Albert Hall series has included performances of Bach’s Mass in B minor (with Chorale du Monde), Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Tchaikovsky 5 and Beethoven 5. Other recent highlights include Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique and
Rachmaninov 2 with the Hallé, Mahler 1, Tchaikovsky 4 and Shostakovich 5 with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Brahms 1 and 4, Shostakovich 10 and Sibelius 1 with the Orchestra of Opera North, and the complete Beethoven Symphony Cycle with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.

Janusz Piotrowicz is also founder and artistic director of the Ripon International
Festival of Music and the Arts. In 1986, he established The World Trust, which promotes and supports humanitarian and educational causes across the globe.

Doors open at 2:30pm
Cocktail reception at intermission

Book tickets:


26 Nov 2023


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Royal Academy of Music


Royal Academy of Music
Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5HT