Piotr Paleczny is one of the most outstanding Polish pianists, professor and laureate of five international piano competitions. He completed his piano studies at the Frederick Chopin Music University of Music in Warsaw with Jan Ekier. The opportunity of having artistic contact with Arthur Rubinstein and Witold Lutoslawski also had a huge impact on the final development of his artistic personality.
Paleczny won third prize at The 8th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1970. This opened the doors to many prestigious concert halls in the world. He performed as a soloist with such prominent orchestras as the Warsaw National Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. He performed at distinguished concert halls including the Carnegie Hall, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Berliner Philharmonie, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein and Salzburg Festspielhaus.
His and Prima Vista quartet’s CD, The best of Chopin,
recorded with DUX records was awarded the Frederick ’99 prize by the Polish Phonographic Academy. This CD achieved the status ‘Platinum Disc’.
Since 1993 Paleczny has been Artistic Director of the oldest existing piano festival in the world – the International Chopin Piano Festival in Duszniki Zdroj, where already a number of Liszt Competition Prize winners haver performed. He also is an Artistic Director of the International Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz. Furthermore Piotr Paleczny conducts the piano class at the Frederick Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.