Prof. Krzysztof Jablonski

Professor

Class Type
Piano & Keyboard
Email
krzysztofj@cuhk.edu.cn
Biography

Prof. Krzysztof Jablonski, is currently serving as Academic Leader and Head of Piano & Keyboard at the School of Music, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Laureate of the 1985 F. Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland, as well as numerous top prizes at international piano competitions in Milan, Palm Beach, Monza, Dublin, New York, Calgary, and Gold Medal at the A. Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv.

For the past 37 years, Jablonski has been active performing solo and chamber music, as well as with orchestras in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Israel, and the Middle East and performed in prestigious concert halls, including appearances on the Master Concert Series at Berliner Philharmonie. Played well over 2000 concerts, recorded more than 20 CDs and many for radio and TV, including live broadcasts to 23 countries of EBU (European Broadcasting Union). Performed for ballet spectacles at the National Opera in Warsaw, Marinsky Theatre, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, and Alberta Ballet in Canada, for a crowd of 12.000 at the Jay Pritzker Auditorium in Chicago, and appeared in the Master’s Concert Series at the Berliner Philharmonie. In 2010 opened Wiener Opernball broadcasted live across Europe by ORF2 Television. A frequent guest of many festivals, concert series, and orchestras, he performed under the baton of such Maestros as Boreyko, Gergiev, Penderecki, Semkow, Kaspszyk, Maksymiuk, Wit, Krenz, Tania Miller, Pijarowski, Nowak, Bergmann, Brueggen, Bothe, Tezuka, Shimono, to name just a few, with prominent ensembles such as Orchestra of the 18th Century, Berner Symphonie-Orchester, China Radio Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Victoria Symphony, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Duesseldorfer Symphoniker, Hamburger Symphoniker, Jenaer Philharmonie, Festival Orchestra of the Grand Teton Music Festival, Helsinki Philharmonic, Lahti Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Kyushu Symphony, Kirishima Festival Orchestra, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Polish National Radio Symphony in Katowice. He played with J. Perron, I. Perron, T. Tsutsumi, A. Noras, K. A. Kulka, R. Diaz, D. Stabrawa, O. Kam, T. Strahl, T. Chooi, and Teng Li. He was a member of "The Warsaw Piano Quintet," founded by W. Szpilman in 1962.

The F. Chopin National Institute invited Jablonski to record complete Chopin’s works on modern and period pianos; he says it is a once-in-a-lifetime project (approx. 40 CDs). Two CDs (Etudes) were released.

He started teaching early and says there was a moment he felt an urge to share knowledge and experience with the younger generation, feeling grateful to his Masters, Janina Butor and Prof. Andrzej Jasiński, with whom he studied and whose art of teaching he wanted to carry over. He completed his doctorate in 1997. Achieved the title of Professor in 2006, becoming one of the youngest titular Professors in Poland. The President of Poland handed the nomination. Jablonski taught at the K. Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where he held a tenured professor position for 13 years, and Mount Royal University in Calgary, where he also joined the faculty of the Morningside Music Bridge program for which he teaches more than 20 years.

Jury member of international competitions such as the F. Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, Chairman of the Jury of the Canadian Chopin Piano Competition in Toronto. He also adjudicated Chopin competitions in Miami and Foshan, China.