Piotr Alexewicz

Piotr Alexewicz

Born in 2000, Piotr Alexewicz has studied at The Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, under the guidance of Prof. Paweł Zawadzki. He is currently continuing his studies under Prof. Konstantin Scherbakov at the Zurcher Hochschule der Kunste in Zurich. He reached the semi-finals of the XVIII International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, during which he was awarded the Prof. Zbigniew Drzewiecki Prize.

A laureate of the 1st Prize, Piotr Alexewicz triumphed twice in the 48th and 50th National Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competitions. His remarkable achievements in piano competitions have gained international recognition. He boasts accolades from various competitions, including the Grand Prix, Audience Award, and Musicdeco Prize at the 3rd International Ville de Gagny Piano Competition in Paris, as well as the 2nd Prize at the Jeunesses International Music Competition Dinu Lipatti in Bucharest.

In 2019, his debut phonographic album, featuring works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Ravel, was released by the Fryderyk Chopin National Institute (NIFC CD 704). Following an invitation for further collaboration from the Fryderyk Chopin National Institute, the Wrocław pianist, together with the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra under the baton of Howard Shelley, recorded all of Fryderyk Chopin's non-concerto compositions for piano and orchestra (NIFC CD 201). In the current year, the artist recorded the complete set of 26 Preludes by Fryderyk Chopin, as well as Sonata in B-flat minor, Op. 35. The album is set to be released in 2024.

In 2021, Piotr Alexewicz was awarded the 1st Prize at the Parliament of the Students of the Republic of Poland Competition in the category of "Cultural Activity in the Academic Environment." He also became a scholarship recipient of the prestigious German foundation "Hans und Eugenia Jutting - Stiftung Stendal." In June 2021, he received the first-ever "Young Promoter of Poland" award from the First Lady of the Republic of Poland, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, for his exceptional contributions to promoting Polish culture. In December 2021, he was honored with the Wrocław Artistic Award "for musical sensitivity and outstanding, profound interpretations – not only of Chopin's – piano music."

From 2018 to 2024, Piotr Alexewicz performed at international festivals including "Chopin and His Europe" in Warsaw, the 73rd, 75th, and 76th International Festival in Duszniki Zdrój, Gdańsk Music Festival, the 36th Festival Chopin a Paris "Hommage a Clara Schumann," "Nohant Festival Chopin," the International Festival "Emanacje" in Lusławice, and the 55th Festival of Polish Pianism in Słupsk. In the current year, the artist made his debut at the Berlin Philharmonic. He had the opportunity to collaborate with conductors such as Marek Pijarowski, Andrzej Boreyko, Tatsuya Shimono, Nicolae Moldoveanu, Howard Shelley, Benjamin Shwartz, Rune Bergmann, Jacek Rogala, Ruben Silva, Daniel Stabrawa, Norton Morozowicz, Thomas Koncz, and Hansjorg Schellenberger. He has performed extensively in Poland and abroad, including Germany, Italy, Romania, the United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Slovakia, Croatia, Switzerland, the USA, Brazil, Cyprus, and Japan. In 2023, Piotr Alexewicz embarked on an impressive three-week concert tour of Japan, performing in the most prominent concert halls in cities such as Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, and Sapporo. Collaborating with the Berliner Symphoniker orchestra and conductor Maestro Hansjörg Schellenberger, he performed Ludwig van Beethoven's Concerto in E-flat major, Op. 73. The artist also delivered solo recitals.