Mateusz Borowiak
Great Britain, Poland, °1988
 
PIANO 2013 : Third Prize
British-Polish pianist Mateusz Borowiak is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, where he studied with Andrzej Jasinìski. In 2010 he won the Rina Sala Gallo Piano Competition and in 2011 both the Maria Canals Competition and the Yamaha Foundation’s European Competition. He has been awarded the Harriet Cohen Memorial Award (2010) and the Gawon International Music Society Award in Seoul (2014). Mateusz Borowiak has performed in prestigious concert venues in Europe, including the Salle Cortot in Paris, the Wiener Saal Mozarteum, the Barbican Hall and the Wigmore Hall in London, the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, L’Auditori Barcelona, and outside of Europe at the Sejong Arts Center (Seoul), the Beijing National Centre for Performing Arts, the Shanghai Symphony Hall and the Great Shostakovich Hall in St. Petersburg. The orchestras he has played with include the Royal Philharmonic, the London Mozart Players, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Sinfonietta Cracovia and the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, directed by conductors such as Eivind Aadland, Martin André, Andrey Boreyko and Edo de Waart. His first CD, of Louis Pelosi’s Thirteen Preludes and Fugues, came out in 2012 on KASP Records. In 2014 he released Mateusz Borowiak Live at the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2013 and 15 Keyboard Sonatas by Antonio Soler, by Naxos Records.

Teachers

Professor Andrzej Jasinski

Degrees

AGSMD(P) High Hons. (2005)
BA Hons. (Cantab.) (2009)
MA, Diploma (P) High Hons. Katowice Academy of Music (2011)
Video
Final 2013 : Mateusz Borowiak
Semi-final 2013: Mateusz Borowiak - recital
Semi-final 2013: Mateusz Borowiak - concerto
Audio
Programme
Final (01/06/2013)
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata n. 31 in A flat major op. 110
Michel Petrossian In the Wake of Ea
Sergey Rachmaninov Concerto n. 3 in D minor op. 30
Mateusz Borowiak, piano
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Marin Alsop
Semi-final

Récital (18/05/2013)

Johann Sebastian Bach Partita n. 2 in C minor BWV 826
Frederic Rzewski Dream
Maurice Ravel Gaspard de la nuit
Mateusz Borowiak, piano

Concerto (15/05/2013)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 9 in E flat major KV 271
Mateusz Borowiak, piano
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Michael Hofstetter
First round (11/05/2013)
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue n. 16 in G minor BWV 885
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Allegro con spirito (Sonata n. 9 in D major KV 311)
Claude Debussy Etude pour les octaves
Isaac Albeniz Eritana
Béla Bartók Etude op. 18/1
Mateusz Borowiak, piano
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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