Graduate of Professor Józef Stompel's piano class at the Academy of Music in Katowice.
In the years 1991-1996, he perfected his performing skills under Karl-Heinz Kämmerling,
André Dumortier and Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden. Prizewinner of the International Marguerite
Long and Jacques Thibaud Piano Competition in Paris and Montreal. He was the best
Polish contestant of the 12th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, where he was granted the
prize for the best performance of polonaise and a number of non-statutory prizes.
Soloist and chamber musician, he has performed in various venues across Europe, North
and South America. He has collaborated with most Polish symphony orchestras, the Aukso
Orchestra, the Silesian Quartet, the Camerata Quartet, Royal String Quartet, as well
as violinists Szymon Krzeszowiec and Piotr Pławner, and soprano Ewa Iżykowska. He
has made about a dozen of recordings for such labels as Polskie
DUX, Sony Music Polska, IMC and Chandos, featuring works of Bacewicz, Brahms, Chopin,
Debussy, Liszt, Schumann, Szymanowski and Zarębski. In the years 2000 and 2005, his
recordings were granted the Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin, and in 2002, 2019
and 2019 - the Fryderyk Polish Music Award.
Since 1998, he has been engaged in teaching. In the years 2008-2012, he served as
Deputy Dean for Academic and Teaching Affairs at the Karl Szymanowski Academy of Music
in Katowice. In the years 2012-2016, he headed the Piano Department at the same school.
Currently, he is also a professor at the Piano Department of the Fryderyk Chopin University
of Music in Warsaw.
Juror of international piano competitions, including the Marguerite Long and Jacques
Thibaud Competitions in Paris, F. Chopin Competition in Warsaw, V. Horowitz Competition
in Kiev, A. Rubinstein Competition in Beijing, and I. J. Paderewski Competition in
Bydgoszcz. He regularly offers piano workshops at home and abroad. Originator and
main organizer, (until 2017), of the International Piano Masterclasses in Katowice.
In 2014, he was appointed member of the Programme Board of the F. Chopin National