Jacek Kortus – polish pianist, born in 1988, awarded in Poland and abroad, gives concerts in the most important scenes in the world. Lecturer at the Academy of Music I.J. Paderewski in Poznań.
Academy of Music in Poznań, piano class of Waldemar Andrzejewski
Jacek Kortus has performed as a soloist at leading philharmonics in Poland and abroad – incl. in Germany, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Italy, Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, China, Japan, Taiwan, Israel, Palestine, Morocco.
prizes and awards:
-I prize and “Grand Prix” at the 9th International Chopin Competition in Antonin (2005)
-finalist awarded at the 15th International Piano Competition F. Chopin in Warsaw (2005)
-I prize at the Polish National Competition Prof. Ludwik Stefański in Płock (2002),
-II prize (the first was not awarded) at the 1st Polish National Competition On Kędry in Łódź (2002),
-II prize at the Polish National Competition I. J. Paderewski in Piotrków Trybunalski (2000),
-II prize at the National Competition in Żagań (2001),
-III prize at the International Competition in Antonin (2000),
-III prize at the International Competition in Szafarnia (1999),
-II prize at the National Auditions for the 1st degree piano classes in Warsaw,
– distinction at the International Festival in Siedlce (2002),
-V Prize at the National Auditions for Second Degree Piano Classes in Warsaw (2003)
-finalist of the International Piano Competition Stefan Seiler in Kitzingen (2003)
– winner of a special prize at the 6th International Competition for Young Pianists “Arthur Rubinstein In memoriam” in Bydgoszcz (2004)
– scholarship of the Jolanta and Aleksander Kwaśniewski Foundation “Help for Young Talents”
– scholarship from the Minister of Culture (in 2002 and 2005)
– “Medal of Young Art” for outstanding artistic achievements
-“Medal of the Young Positivist Hipolit Cegielski ”for achievements in organic work
-Nomination for the “Polityka Passports” award.
solo album with works by F. Chopin and F. Liszt (2008, “Muza Polskie Nagrania” label) – nomination for the “Fryderyki” award