London-based Polish pianist Lucas Krupinski is the winner of the 7th International Piano Competition in San Marino and all of the contest prizes - the Audience Award, the Music Critics Award and the Orchestra Award in 2016.
A finalist of the International Competition of Ferruccio Busoni in Bolzano in 2017 and the winner of International Piano Competitions in Aachen (2016) and Hannover (2015). As a semi-finalist, Lucas found himself amongst the best 20 pianists of the 17th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition, Warsaw in 2015.
In 2017 his debut album Espressione was released, including compositions by Haydn, Chopin and Scriabin, inspired by his musical travels to Italy. The CD has been nominated for the International Classical Music Awards 2018 alongside Krystian Zimerman and Evgeny Kissin and received excellent press reviews in Pizzicato Magazine, MDR Kultur, Radio Luxembourg, Radio France and Gramophone.
In 2018 Lucas held his debut recital at Carnegie Hall / Isaac Stern Auditorium and has since received invitations to play with Chicago Philharmonic and Buffalo Philharmonic. In the same year, he had a tournee with Santander Orchestra and legendary Lawrence Foster. During the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Lucas performed during a special recital in PyeongChang. He has recently performed in Royal Albert Hall in London, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, La Verdi in Milano, Merkin Hall in New York with recitals in Paris, Tokyo and Sydney, to name a few.
Twice Lucas has been a laureate of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prize for remarkable artistic accomplishments (2013, 2014), The Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship (2015) and The Krystian Zimerman Foundation Scholarship (2015). In 2016 he was honoured with a Commemorative Medal of the Frederic Chopin University of Music in recognition of his artistic achievements. In 2017/2018 he received a prestigious DAAD scholarship for the postgraduate studies in Germany.
Born in Warsaw in 1992. Lucas previously studied at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where he graduated with a “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 Musik, Drama and Media (2017-2018) and with Professor Dmitri Alexeev at the Royal College of Music in London (2018-2019).
Lucas Krupinski is represented by Ludwig van Beethoven Association and Madam Elzbieta Penderecki.