About Tomasz Trzcinski
The Polish pianist Tomasz Trzciński began his musical education with the piano at the age of seven at the school of music in his home town, Szczecin. Already in his parental home he was surrounded by music of all kinds; in particular, his father's fascination for jazz had an effect on him. During his early education he also received interesting impulses through his Russian teacher from Slavonic music. After completing grammar school specialising in music, from 1993 to 1999 he studied composition and musical theory at the Academy of Music, Gdańsk. For several years, he was an active participant of the EuropaChor-Akademie. There he received considerable impulses for his artistic work, not least in the field of contemporary music, and played in major concert halls including the Carnegie Hall New York. From 2000 to 2005, he was a student of the renowned Polish pianist Lidia Grychtołówna and the conductor Joshard Daus at the Rhineland-Palatinate College of Music in Mainz. He studied contemporary music under Manfred Reichert (leader of the “Ensemble 13”). Renowned jazz musicians, such as Vitold Rek and Janusz Stefanski have also played important roles in his education.Tomasz Trzciński is actively engaged in concert work, with the main emphasis on New Music and improvisation, often placing improvised works in the context of classical compositions. A series of concerts with the “Köln Concert” by Jarrett and works by J.S. Bach and D. Shostakovich filled audiences with enthusiasm on account of the exceptional concept and an interpretation of high standard, with great culture of sound, enormous breadth of tonal variation and virtuosity. In September 2004, Tomasz Trzciński was guest with his own improvisations at the anniversary of the Darmstadt broadcasting station “Radio Darmstadt”. In 2005, he gave a guest performance in the Theater an der Adelheidstrasse with the “Köln Concert” by Keith Jarrett and a programme of his own improvisations. In December 2005, he played the Polish premiere of the “Köln Concert” in Szczecin. In addition to his work as a soloist, Tomasz Trzciński is also intensively engaged as an accompanist to singers and chamber musician. Apart from that, he works as a composer and arranger, experiments with recording techniques for the sound of the piano, and handles the most modern composition techniques in the technical studio in just as commanding and virtuoso a manner as his instrument, the piano.