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Concert pianist Lucas Krupinski (Polish: Łukasz Krupiński) is the winner of the 7th San Marino International Piano Competition and all of its contest prizes - the Audience Award, the Music Critics’ Award and the Orchestra Award. 


Lucas was a finalist at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano, and has won first prizes at international piano competitions in Hannover (Chopin Geselschaft), Aachen (ClaviCologne), Goerlitz (MeetingPoint Music Messiaen 2020) and Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe. As a semi-finalist, he ranked among the best twenty pianists at the 17th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw.


His debut album Espressione was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards 2018 alongside albums by Krystian Zimerman and Evgeny Kissin, and received excellent press reviews in Pizzicato magazine, MDR Kultur, Radio Luxembourg, Radio France and Gramophone. His recordings have been featured on numerous international radio stations, including BBC Radio 3, WQXR in New York, ABC Australia, Polish Radio 2 and CBC Music in Canada.


Lucas gave his debut recital at Carnegie Hall / Isaac Stern Auditorium in 2018. During the same season, he performed a special recital in PyeongChang at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. He has recently performed in London at the Wigmore Hall (2021 & 2022) and the Royal Albert Hall, in Paris at Salle Cortot, as well as in Teatro La Fenice in Venice, La Verdi in Milano, Merkin Hall in New York. His recent philharmonic appearances in his homeland include Warsaw Philharmonic (2023), NOSPR Great Hall in Katowice (2022) and Cracow Philharmonic (2023).

Lucas has performed with leading orchestras, including Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, Orchestra of the Americas, Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu National Philharmonic Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, NOSPR Symphonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2024). He has appeared with world-renowned conductors, including Lawrence Foster, Daniel Raiskin, Antoni Wit, Jacek Kaspszyk, Jean-Luc Tingaud, Hobart Earle, Sergey Smbatyan and Robert Trevino amongst others.

Since 2023, he has been a member of the Penderecki Trio, alongside violinist Leticia Moreno and cellist Claudio Bohorquez.


In addition to being twice laureate of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prize for remarkable artistic accomplishments, Lucas has also received the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship and the Krystian Zimerman Foundation Scholarship. He was honoured with a Commemorative Medal from the Frederic Chopin University of Music in recognition of his artistic achievements. 


Lucas was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1992. He graduated from the OSM Zenon Brzewski Music School, where he studied with Professor Joanna Ławrynowicz. He completed his studies at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw with “Magna cum Laude” distinction under the supervision of Professor Alicja Paleta-Bugaj and Dr Konrad Skolarski. He continued his studies with Professor Arie Vardi at Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media (2017-2018) and with Professor Dmitri Alexeev at the Royal College of Music in London (2018-2019).


Lucas Krupinski is a Steinway Artist, represented by Ludwig van Beethoven Association and Madam Elzbieta Penderecki.

© Lucas Krupinski 2024

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