Krzysztof Malek

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Krzysztof Malek
Born Stalowa Wola, Poland
Occupation Concert Pianist

Krzysztof Malek is a Polish born concert pianist originally from Stalowa Wola, Poland, currently residing in Sydney, Australia. He is best known for his performances of music of the romantic period especially Chopin and Liszt.[1][2]


Krzysztof Malek is a Polish pianist currently residing in Sydney, Australia. He has graduated with highest distinction for extraordinary artistic achievements from a special talents school- Z. Brzewski State Music High School in Warsaw. He had studied with Teresa Manasterska at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, on full scholarship with Professor Victor Makarov (student of Regina Horowitz, sister of Vladimir Horowitz) in Sydney and Lee Kum-Sing (student of Julius Katchen and Magda Tagliaferro) at the Vancouver Academy of Music.[3]

Krzysztof is a prizewinner at a number of national and international competitions. At an early age of 10 he won his first national contest which was soon followed by his debut with an orchestra. In 1997 he was a prizewinner at the National Paderewski Competition, in 1999 he received the Second Prize at the International Chopin Competition in Vilnius and in 2001 he won the First Prize at the International Bacewicz Competition in Lodz. In 2007 he was awarded First Prize and Gold Medal at the Chopin competition in Sydney.[3]

Concert touring[edit]

Since his successes in piano competitions Krzysztof continues to travel and perform around the world. So far music has taken him to nearly twenty countries in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. He has made a number of archive recordings for radio and television in several countries and has also played the main role of Frederic in a film about Chopin.[3]

In recognition of his achievements he was awarded a prestigious prize-scholarship by the Polish Ministry of Culture. In 2008 Krzysztof received a Distinguished Talent Permanent Residency of Australia.[3]


  1. ^ "Krzysztof Malek: Chopin Recital by Polish pianist" (PDF). As part of the celebrations of The Year of Frédéric Chopin. Consulate General of the Republic of Poland. December 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2011. Including photograph
  2. ^ "Resonate 2011: Krzysztof Malek - Total Chopin". AroundYou, Sydney. The Art Gallery of New South Wales. May 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d "Krzysztof Malek Official Website and Biography". AroundYou, Sydney. Krzysztof Malek. May 2011. Retrieved September 2, 2011.

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