1969-1988 - lecturer of the piano and after, a head
(1980-1988) of The State College
of Music in Kielce, Poland
1988 - ... a lecturer of the piano in The Ylä-Satakunnan College
of Music - Parkano, Finland
1969 - ... the guest lecturer in courses and
seminars organized by:
Jeunesses Musicales of Germany, Institute of Musical
Psychology (Academy of Music,
Faculties of the Piano (Academies of Music in Cracov
and Katowice, Poland),
University of Special
Pedagogy (Warsaw, Poland),
The Polish Academy of Sciences, The Silesian University (Katowice/Cieszyn, Poland),
Conservatory of Music (Tampere, Finland),
Colleges of Music in Warsaw, Cracow, Wroclaw, Olsztyn, Rzeszow, Kielce (in
Poland), Suomussalmi (Finland), IME-Bonn and University of Cologne
(Germany), Institute-Chopin (Guadeloupe/France), Academy of Music in
Bratislava (Slovakia), Dvarionas College of Music, Vilna (Lithuania) etc,
My Chopin-seminar in concert hall of the
Conservatoire of Music in Tampere/Finland; Miss Veera Jääskeläinen at the piano.
...the Polish section of European Piano Teachers
Association - in Krynica-Spa (within years 1999 - 2003 I was the artistic
director of these very perspective Polish summer musical courses). Since
2004 I am just independent...
With Prof. Teresa Manasterska, Chairman of
the EPTA-Poland, in Krynica-Spa/Poland, 1998.
...IME-Bonn in co-operation with Hochschule für Musik / Köln and University
of Köln (Germany)...
Visiting Prof. Niemöller's home during 'H.Neuhaus International Seminar' in Köln/Germany.
...Mattheiser Summer Academy (Master
Classes and the International Music Festival in Bad Sobernheim, Germany)...
At the opening of the MSA-1999, in the first row from left: me,
Prof. Klimov, Prof. Brandis,
Prof. Tchaikovskaya, Prof. Ludwig, Prof. Rohde,
Mrs. Christine Frucht, Prof.
...and by many other, musical and pedagogical
institutions and organizations.
1964 - 1969, The State Higher School
of Music (university level)
- in Katowice,
major - piano, under Prof. Stefania Allina and Prof. Józef Stompel. Graduated Master of Art (Magister Artis) in 1969.
1967 - 1969, studies by Prof. Karol Szafranek (the
private student of Egon
Petri), Katowice, Poland.
1970, Franz Liszt Hochschule für Musik - Weimar,
Master course by Prof. Tatiana Nikolaeva.
1973, The State 'P. Tchaikovsky' Moscow Conservatory of Music - Russia;
pedagogical training under Prof. J. I. Milstein and Prof. L. N. Naumov.
1986, Center of Artistic Pedagogy - Warsaw,
Diploma: "The Certified
Specialist in Teaching the Piano ".
1998, The I Ching interpretation course; Centrum för Jungiansk
Apart of that all... – since 4th of May 1946 (approximately): permanent
searching, studying, etc.
My concert repertoire
1. Conducting piano lessons, courses and seminars.
2. Realizing the scientific research in theory of
3. Giving concerts as the guest-soloist, pianist
in the chamber ensembles and accompanist at many musical institutions in
Poland, Hungary, Finland, Germany, France, Sweden, and Romania.
4. Composing music and shaping arrangements in the
piano music area.
5. Writing articles – published in musical and
6. Languages: Polish (native), English, German,
Russian and Finnish – the all in speaking and writing.
Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir; with these musicians (however not only
with them...) I have regularly given concerts in Poland
as well as in other countries since 1970.
interpretation of the Chopin & Neuhaus' Method.
- international promotion of the Chopin & Neuhaus' Method.
- permanent teaching based
on the Chopin & Neuhaus' system.
- organizing the piano seminars and
My personal interests and pedagogic convictions
I am Polish. Still since 1988 with my Dear Wife
LIDIA we are living in quite small, however very beautiful town of Parkano in the Ylä-Satakunta
region of Finland. Our two brave Sons - Janek
(Jan Karol Maksymilian) & Franek (Franciszek Filip Szymon) are started
their mature, self-governing life. They live in Finland, still due to
studies (Filip) and business (Jan) they actually spend quite a much time
– my Wife.
Sons, from the left: Filip &
- I am:
- born at 4th of May 1946 in Kielce / Poland.
- married; a father of two sons.
- Polish national, living in Finland
- nearly "self-made" and the
really happy man.
The night view on Kielce/Poland, the town of my childhood and
- My personal interests
currants in our garden in Parkano... - you're
The piano, the teaching, the Fine Arts as a
whole (incl. the artistic photography), philosophy, psychology, noble
wines, alternative healing methods, Christian spirituality in Prof. J. Tischner's way, TAO, The Nature.
- And pedagogic
That is beyond doubts to me that the Chopin's
Method, which I understood through "The Zone" and that I have put
into my personal practice thanks to the Neuhaus'
magnificent interpretation of it - is the best help the pianists could ever
As I understood for many years, the Chopin's Method
helps to enjoy the full taste of musical potentiality, that has been built
into our nature and that makes stronger our possibility to regard the real
"Swing of Music". As well, it changes the piano teaching and
playing into the truly fascinating inter-action!
Using this Method everybody could achieve the
proper way to real mastery in the piano, surely soon! Of course, the range of
ones personal success depends not only on THE WAY one goes along. It, one
could say – unfortunately – depends as well on ones personal talent and
musical abilities, including ones ability to work truly strongly...
I honestly recommend choosing this way! The
success will be yours; it will come quickly and surely be great!
Thank you for your visit on this page!
Yours sincerely – Stefan