Hello, I am Stefan

May I introduce myself...?

 

 

 

 

 

  Professional experience

1969-1988 - lecturer of the piano and after, a head (1980-1988) of The State College of Music in Kielce, Poland (conservatory level)

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, Warsaw, Poland), 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, etc, 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. Schneberger.

...and by many other, musical and pedagogical institutions and organizations.

 

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  Education

1964 - 1969, The State Higher School of Music (university level) - in Katowice, Poland; 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, Germany; 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, Poland. Diploma: "The Certified Specialist in Teaching the Piano ".

1998,
The I Ching interpretation course; Centrum för Jungiansk Psykologi, Stockholm (Sweden).

Apart of that all... – since 4th of May 1946 (approximately): permanent searching, studying, etc.

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  Professional skills

1. Conducting piano lessons, courses and seminars.

2. Realizing the scientific research in theory of the piano.

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 pedagogical magazines.

6. Languages: Polish (native), English, German, Russian and Finnish – the all in speaking and writing.

 

The Kielce 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.

 

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 Current projects

- theoretic 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 master-courses.

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  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 abroad...

 

Lidia – my Wife.

 

Our Sons,  from the left: Filip & Jan

- I am:

- born at 4th of May 1946 in Kielce / Poland.

- married; a father of two sons.

- Polish national, living in Finland since 1988.

- nearly "self-made" and the really happy man.

The night view on Kielce/Poland, the town of my childhood and youth.

 

- My personal interests

Red currants in our garden in Parkano... - you're Welcome!

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 convictions

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 get!

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 Kutrzeba

 

Actualized: 2010-04-25