Piotr Orzechowski

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Piotr Orzechowski
Pianohooligan
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Background information
Birth name Piotr Orzechowski
Also known as Pianohooligan
Born (1990-12-31) 31 December 1990 (age 26)
Kraków, Poland
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Piano
Labels Universal Music Poland, Decca Classics
Website www.pianohooligan.com

Piotr Orzechowski (born 31 December 1990, Kraków), also known by his stage name Pianohooligan, is a Polish jazz pianist and composer. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music Valencia.

Biography[edit]

A winner of the two best known competitions in Europe – "Montreux Jazz Piano Competition" and "Jazz Hoeilaart".[1][2] Finalist and winner of the most renowned Polish jazz competitions like "Jazz Juniors", "Jazz nad Odrą", "Krokus Jazz". Four times awarded scholarship by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for the most talented students.

In November 2012, Piotr Orzechowski's debut solo album with arrangements and works inspired by the œuvre of Krzysztof Penderecki was released on the Decca Classics / Universal Music Poland label. This is the first instrumental album from Poland recorded on prestigious London label Decca.

He has worked with such artists and groups as Philip Glass, Krzysztof Penderecki, Adrian Utley from Portishead, Randy Brecker, John Blackwell, Michał Urbaniak, Perico Sambeat, Yoron Israel, Victor Mendoza, Skalpel, Motion Trio, Jacek Kochan, Paweł Mykietyn, Sławek Jaskułke, Dorota Miśkiewicz, Adam Bałdych, Vladislav Sendecki and others.

Discography[edit]

Experiment: Penderecki (November 2012)[edit]

Track listing:

  1. Capriccio per oboe
  2. Polymorphia
  3. Stabat Mater
  4. Lacrimosa
  5. Larghetto
  6. Sinfonietta per archi – Allegro Molto
  7. Sinfonietta per archi – Vivace
  8. Aria
  9. Sonorist Variation I
  10. Sonorist Variation II
  11. Sonorist Variation III
  12. Sonorist Variation IV
  13. Sonorist Variation V
  14. Aria da capo

Hopasa with High Definition Quartet (August 2013)[edit]

Track listing:

  1. Intro
  2. Estampida (Orzechowski)
  3. Ana Maria (Shorter)
  4. Alan's Birthday (Orzechowski)
  5. Chciałam (Orzechowski)
  6. Hopasa (Orzechowski)

Bach Rewrite with Marcin Masecki and Capella Cracoviensis (October 2013)[edit]

Track listing:

  1. [without tempo indication]
  2. Largo
  3. Presto
  4. [without tempo indication]
  5. Sicilliano
  6. Allegro
  7. [without tempo indication]
  8. Andante
  9. Allegro assai

Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo in F minor BWV 1056 (J.S. Bach) played by Orzechowski

Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo in E major BWV 1053 (J.S. Bach) played by Masecki

Concerto for 2 harpsichords, strings & continuo in C minor BWV 1062 (J.S. Bach) played by Orzechowski & Masecki

15 Studies for the Oberek (November 2014)[edit]

Track listing:

  1. Study 1
  2. Study 2
  3. Study 3
  4. Study 4
  5. Study 5
  6. Study 6
  7. Study 7
  8. Study 8
  9. Study 9
  10. Study 10
  11. Study 11
  12. Study 12
  13. Study 13
  14. Study 14
  15. Study 15

Bukoliki with High Definition Quartet (September 2015)[edit]

Track listing:

  1. I
  2. II
  3. III
  4. IV
  5. V

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ jazz.blogspot.com (2011). "polish-jazz: Piotr Orzechowski wins at Montreux...". polish-jazz.blogspot.com. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Tamarkin, Jeff (2011). "Jazz Articles: Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition Won by 20-Year-Old Pole — By Jeff Tamarkin — Jazz Articles". jazztimes.com. Retrieved 23 October 2011.