Mr. Michal Szczepanski, Ph.D. (born in Wroclaw, Poland
in 1974) started his piano studies in 1980 in the 'Karol Szymanowski' State Music School and College in Wroclaw, Poland by the legendary Polish
piano master - Prof. Janina Butor
(by her, for example, studied Mr. Krzysztof Jablonski).
Within period of his school and
college studies Mr. Szczepanski five times won
the Polish State Piano Competition for Piano Youth. As well he was
honored with many artistic scholarships, granted by various Institutions;
among others here were the Frederic
Chopin Society in Warsaw
(in 1991, 1992, 1993) and Franz Liszt Society in Wroclaw
(in 1991, 1995, 1997).
After then Mr. Szczepanski studied the piano by Prof. Wlodzimierz Obidowicz and
graduated with Honors in 1997 from the 'Karol Lipinski' Academy of Music in Wroclaw
(doctorate in 2004). He completed his piano skills at international
master-courses and seminars under such Masters as Prof. Viktor Merzhanow,
Prof. Andrzej Jasinski
and Prof. Ryszard Bakst.
Actually he works at the Piano Chair in Academy
of Music in Wroclaw.
Simultaneously he guides the students of the piano at State College of
Music in the same City.
Szczepanski's students were awarded at many Polish and international piano
competitions - they got more then 30 Prizes, a half of them were the 1st
Prizes! The most recent winners are Mr. Grzegorz Deruba, who won the
International Chopin Piano Competition in Szafarnia, Poland (May, 2005), Mrs.
Natalia Lentas, who won the International Piano Competition in Görlitz,
Germany (December, 2005) and Mr. Piotr Lukaszczyk, who won the
International Piano Competition in Görlitz, Germany (January, 2007).
gives master-classes and acts as member of the Jury at many domestic and
international piano competitions
for the piano youth.
GSM: + 48 601 837 549
Languages: German, Russian and Polish.
In 1995 Mr. Michal Szczepanski was awarded with 3rd Prize at the First
International 'F. Chopin' Piano Competition in Marianske
Lazne (Czech Republic); in 1999 - at the I
International 'F. Liszt' Piano Competition in Wroclaw (Poland); in
2000 he got the II Prize ex aequo and has
been voted as the Public Favorite of the 1st International Piano
Competition in Aigasawa, Japan. In 2001 he got
the 2nd Prize at International 'F. Chopin' Piano Competition in Varna (Bulgaria).
Mr. M. Szczepanski took
part in the various International Music Festivals and actively takes part
in the artistic life giving concerts and recitals - in Germany,
He realized recordings for many broadcast and TV stations in Poland
Since 2002 Mr. Szczepanski
is the Chairman of The Joseph Hofmann Society.