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prof. Grzegorz KurzyńskiGRZEGORZ KURZYŃSKI - is a graduate of the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław (Poland), under the tutelage of Professor Włodzimierz Obidowicz. He has also earned degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels where he studied under Professor Jean Claude Vanden-Eynden, and the prestigious Juilliard School of Music in New York, where he studied under Professor Joseph Kalichstein and Professor Abbey Simon.

He was awarded fellowships by Belgium’s Ministry of Culture as well as The Barbara Piasecka-Johnson Foundation in the United States, and also received a scholarship from the outstanding American pianist Malcolm Frager. He has done concert tours in Poland, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, the Ukraine, Luxemburg, the United States, the Czech Republic, Austria, Australia, Latvia, Korea and Italy. He has been recorded many times on radio, television and for CDs. He has been and continues to be a juror for many national and international piano competitions. Numerous master courses in Poland, Netherlands, Latvia, Romania, Germany, Serbia, Israel, Iceland. publications and lectures in Poland and around Europe about European Qualification Framework, Learning Outcomes, Model of Academic Advancement, Shared Dublin Descriptors and Bologna Process.

He has been teaching piano since 1972 at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław and the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań (Poland). Rector of the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław (2002-2008). Presently, he is the head of the piano chair of the Academy of Music in Wrocław. Council member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) and member of the AEC Accreditation and Quality Enhancement Committee.