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Andrzej Jasinski

Andrzej Jasinski

Born in 1936, Andrzej Jasinski studied in Music Conservatory in Katowice under prof. W. Markiewicz, where he graduated with honors in 1959, and with prof. M. Tagliaferro in Paris 1960-61.

First price winner at The M. Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona in 1960, A. Jasinski made in 1961 his debut with The Radio And Television Orchestra RAI under C. Zecchi. in Turin, Italy. Since then he has been giving concerts in Poland, other countries in Europe and many times in former Soviet Union. He performed also in Japan and South America. The National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra has made with him several archive recordings.

Feeling a pedagogic vocation A. Jasinski in 1961 has been engaged in teaching at The Music Academy in Katowice where since 1973 for 23 years has headed its Piano Department. He has educated many concert pianist to mention Krystian Zimerman as well as long lineage of pedagogues, teaching in Poland and abroad.

Pedagogy being his primary dedication, A. Jasinski taught from 1979 to 1982 also at The “Hochschule fur Musik” in Stuttgart and currently holds many piano interpretation courses all over the world, among others at famous Summer Music Academy “Mozarteum“ in Salzburg, Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola, Italy, “Wiener Meisterkurse” in Vienna. For his artistic and pedagogic achievements, Minister of Arts and Culture in Poland has awarded him with special prizes, in 2002 with the prestigious distinction the “Medal of National Education”.

Since 1975 A. Jasinski has served on the Jury of many important international piano competitions, among others: Queen Elisabeth, M. Longue, A. Rubinstein, P. Tchaikovsky, Leeds, Dublin, F. Busoni, van Cliburn and F. Chopin in Warsaw, where in 2000 and 2005 he was chairman of the Jury.