Biography

Lukasz Kwiatkowski was born on 30th April, 1981 in Lodz. He began his piano education under Barbara Ligeza, M.A., and continued under prof. Anna Wesolowska-Firlej. He graduated with distinction from primary and secondary music school in Lodz. In 2005 he graduated from the Academy of Music in Lodz with distinction in the class of piano under Prof. Anna Wesolowska-Firlej. In 2005 he obtained the degree of Master of Arts. In the years 2005-2013 he was an assistant in the piano class of prof. Anna Wesolowska-Firlej at the Academy of Music in Lodz. In 2013 he obtained the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts. Currently he is the assistant professor at the Department of Piano at the Academy of Music in Lodz. In the years 2003-2004 he obtained the scholarship to study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff in the class of piano under dr Michael Schreider. He was scholarship recipient of the Polish Children's Fund, Minister of Arts and Culture (2003-2004), the Academic Scholarship for Outstanding Young Academicians accorded by the Minister of Sciences and Higher Education (2012), and the Prize of Polish Academy of Sciences (2014).

He is author of the books: "Johann Sebastian Bach's Music in the Piano Works of Ferruccio Busoni", published by Polihymnia, Lublin 2013 and "Leopold Godowski and his contribution to the development of pianism at the turn of XIX and XX century", Polihymnia, Lublin, 2018. His CD solo album "Bach Busoni" was released in 2014, edited by DUX in Warsaw and CD solo album with the piano works of Leopold Godowski was released in 2018, also edited by DUX in Warsaw.

He is prizewinner of international and national music competitions in piano and chamber music, and winner of a range of awards, including: I Prize and the Special Prize at the Regional Competition in Lodz, I Prize at the VII National Piano Competition in Konin, I Prize at the National Competition in Warsaw, II Prize at the International Piano Chopin Competition in Szafarnia, II Prize and Special Prize at the International Piano Competition in Kosice, Slovakia, Honorary Distinction at National Chamber Music Competition in Wroclaw, III Prize at the National Competition of French Music in Lodz, duo category, II Prize at the XIV International Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition in Lodz (2001), quintet category, "Grindea Award (from the founder of the European Piano Teachers’ Association) for the Best Promising Musician" in London (2001), IV Prize at the International Music Competition in London (2003), I Prize and a Special Prize, piano trio category (2004) at K. Bacewicz International Chamber Music Competition in Lodz, Winner of the Concerto Trials Finals in Cardiff (2004). As member of the "Duo Subito" with the violinst Ludwika Maja Tomaszewska-Klimek he won awards including: V Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Val Tidone, Italy (2007), II Prize at TIM International Chamber Music Competition in Verona, Italy (2008), Special Prize of the Perrenoud Foundation at the 17th International Music Competition in Vienna (2009).  As member of piano duo with the pianist Kamil Klimek he achieved the Honorary Distinction at the G. and K. Bacewicz’s International Chamber Music Competition in Lodz (2010).

Lukasz Kwiatkowski gave many concerts as soloist and chamber musician, including appearances at the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic in Lodz, Feliks Nowowiejski Philharmonic in Olsztyn, Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin, Zelazowa Wola, Chopin Centre in Szafarnia, Royal Castle in Warsaw, 12th Chopin Confrontations in Antonin, Week of Talents in Tarnow, Studio S-1 in Warsaw, the Collegium Maius at the Jagiellonian Universtiy in Cracow, the fifth Baroque “Festival of Quiet Music” in Torun, in the Mirror Hall of Poznanski Palace in Lodz - a solo recital “in honour of Arthur Rubinstein”, Atma Villa in Zakopane, the Musical Evenings series at the Academy of Music in Lodz, and the Music at the Polytechnic series in Lodz, Primavera Festival in Cerea (Italy), National Philharmonic in Sofia (Bulgaria), in Stuttgart and Weimar (Germany), the Nohant Chopin Festival (France), in Chicago, Columbus (USA), St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London (Great Britain), St. David’s Hall in Cardiff, in Mexico, Bösendorfer Saal in Vienna, a concert tour of Chile with solo piano recitals in Antofagasta, Chillan, Concepcion, Iquique, Santiago de Chile, La Serena, Punta Arenas, Vina del Mar (Palacio Rioja). In 2013, he played a recital at the Semanas Musicales Music Festival in Frutillar (Chile).

He made recordings for the Polish Radio, Radio Lodz, and the Chilean Television.

He participated in many masterclasses at home and abroad led by artists such as: Halina Czerny-Stefańska, Alicja Paleta-Bugaj, Dominique Merlet, Adam Wibrowski, Artur Pizarro, Konstantin Scherbakov, Cyprien Katsaris, Jeffrey Swann, Irina Ossipova, Christopher Elton, Klaus Hellwig. He himself led masterclasses in piano for students at the College of Fine Arts, Ohio (USA, 2007), the Conservatorio de Musica in Santiago (Chile, 2011) and Escuela de Cultura y Difusion Artistica de Claudio Arrau in Chillan (Chile, 2017). He has been pianist and chamber musician at the International Music Masterclasses in Pulawy (2010-2017), where he has collaborated with the artist Dominik Polonski.