London-based Polish pianist Lucas Krupinski 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 international piano competitions in Hannover (Chopin Geselschaft - 2015), Aachen (ClaviCologne - 2016) and Goerlitz (MeetingPoint Music Messiaen - 2020). As a semi-finalist, he ranked among the best twenty pianists at the 17th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw (2015).
His debut album Espressione was released in 2017 and includes compositions by Haydn, Chopin and Scriabin, inspired by his musical travels to Italy. The CD 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 and has since received invitations to play with the Chicago Philharmonic and the Buffalo Philharmonic. In the same season, he went on tour with the Santander Orchestra and the legendary Lawrence Foster. During the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Lucas performed at a special recital in PyeongChang. He has recently performed at the Wigmore Hall in London (2021), Teatro La Fenice in Venice, La Verdi in Milano, Royal Albert Hall in London and Merkin Hall in New York, and has performed recitals in Paris, Beijing, Tokyo and Sydney, to name but a few locations.
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. In 2016, he was honoured with a Commemorative Medal from the Frederic Chopin University of Music in recognition of his artistic achievements. He received a prestigious DAAD scholarship for his postgraduate studies in Germany. From 2021, he is being supported by the Royal Philharmonic Society Enterprise Fund in association with Harriet’s Trust.
Lucas was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1992. He previously studied at the Zenon Brzewski School of Music with Professor Joanna Ławrynowicz, 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 Music, Drama and Media (2017-2018) and with Professor Dmitri Alexeev at the Royal College of Music in London (2018-2019).
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