Andrzej Wierciński was born in Warsaw in 1995 and developed his piano skills at the Zenon
Brzewski General Music School in Warsaw (2010-2014). He graduated with distinction from the
Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the piano class of Professor Wojciech Świtała
(2014-2019) and in 2020 received a postgraduate diploma in piano at the Mozarteum University in
Salzburg under the supervision of Professor Pavel Gililov. From September 2023 Andrzej will be
pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music in London, through a scholarship, with
Professor Norma Fisher.
Andrzej has won 1st Prize in numerous international and national piano competitions, including at
the: Saint-Priest International Piano Competition in France (2019, awarded a recording contract with
the KNS classical label and a concert tour of European countries); First International Music
Competition in Vienna (2019); Masters Neapolitan Piano Competition (Naples, 2018, awarded a
contract with a label from China and concerts in Denmark, China and Italy and the opportunity to
work with the Symphonic Orchestra of Rome); International Chopin Competition “Golden Ring” in
Slovenia (2014); International Chopin Competition in Budapest (2014); and the Polish National
Chopin Competition (2015). He has also been a significant prize winner at other prestigious piano
competitions, such as the: Red Maple Music Competition in Toronto (Grand Prix, 2022); Berlin
International Music Competition (silver medal, 2019); American Ignacy Jan Paderewski International
Piano Competition (Los Angeles, 3rd Prize, 2022); Hong Kong International Piano Competition (3rd
Prize, 2019); International Competition “Halina Czerny-Stefańska in memoriam” (Poznań, 3rd prize,
2014); International Competition in Tbilisi (5th prize and prize for the best performance of a classical
sonata, 2017); and at the Paris International Music Competition (Honorary prize and other awards,
2019). Then, as a semi-finalist of the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in
Warsaw (2021), Andrzej has made a name for himself as a mature artist with an excellent technical
technique that allows him to create sound very freely.
Andrzej has participated in many international piano masterclasses taught by distinguished
pedagogues like Dmitri Alexeev, Akiko Ebi, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, Andrzej Jasiński, Dang Thai
Son, Tomas Ungar, Janusz Olejniczak, Andre Laplante, Krzysztof Jablonski and Danilo Trifonov. He is
the recipient of the YAMAHA Foundation Artistic Scholarship, the Krystian Zimmerman Scholarship
and the F. Wybrańczyk Artistic Scholarship of the Sinfonia Varsovia Foundation.
In recent years Andrzej has given recitals in most European countries as well as in Canada, Indonesia,
and Japan. Last year in January, he performed in Dubai during the EXPO, where he gave 23 piano
recitals for audiences from around the world. He has collaborated with KAWAI and Japan Arts, which
invited him to Asia on several tours. In 2015, Andrzej accompanied the President of Poland Bronisław
Komorowski on his visit to Japan and performed a Chopin recital in Tokyo in the presence of Princess
Masako Owada. In the United Kingdom Andrzej has played at Hatchlands Park in the Cobbe
Collection series of piano recitals on historic pianos (last recital on the 1845 Erard used by Thalberg),
as well as in several recorded and Live Streamed recitals at St Mary’s Perivale, and also at Ruislip.
This year he performed Chopin’s F-minor Piano Concerto in Darmstadt with the Deutsche
Philharmonie Merck Orchestra and in 2022 Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto in the Warsaw
National Philharmonic Hall with the Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra.
Andrzej released his first CD in 2015 with the Fryderyk Chopin National Institute in Poland (playing
solo piano works by Scarlatti, Schumann and Chopin).