“Piotr Świtoń has the gift of attracting the attention of the audience. From the first sound, the listener is aware that the artist has something important to convey to him. His playing is a real sound painting.”
– Anna Woźniakowska, “Talents Week” Paderewski Center (Poland)
“Piotr Switon is characterized by analytical mind and quick comprehension. A well-founded and smooth technique allows him the convincing interpretation of large and difficult works.”
– Prof. Peter Rösel, Dresden (Germany)
Piotr Świtoń is considered one of the most interesting and talented Polish pianists. In 2022 he won the 6th International Chopin Piano Competition in Turzno. He received the President of Toruń award and two special awards, incl. concert in the season 2022/2023 with the Toruń Symphony Orchestra. The chairman of the jury was Prof. Andrzej Jasiński – for many years chairman of the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, which years ago prepared Krystian Zimerman himself for the Chopin Competition.
The 38-year-old pianist is a native of Wrocław, and he began his education at the age of seven at the Karol Szymanowski Music School. He was already taking part in piano competitions (he was, among others, the laureate of the Special Prize at the 7th National Prof. Ludwik Stefański Piano Competition in Płock). He graduated the piano studies in Poznań in the class of Prof. Waldemar Andrzejewski, then went to study at the Universität der Künste in Berlin with Prof. Reiner Becker. He also completed Konzertexamen studies at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden with Prof. Peter Rösel – prize winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
He is a laureate of international piano competitions, incl. Roma Piano Competition, Beethoven Hradec Piano Competition. He has performed at the Chopin Festival in Geneva, the New Year’s Festival in Gstaad, the “Week of Talents” Festival, the BRAWO MAESTRO Festival, at the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, the Lower Silesian Philharmonic, at the Chopin Manor in Żelazowa Wola and Antonin, as well as at concert halls in Germany, Switzerland, Spain, in Italy and Japan.
Piotr Świtoń has performed chamber music with world-class artists such as: Anna Maria Staśkiewicz, Tomáš Jamník, Janusz Wawrowski, Rafał Kwiatkowski and the Maccore String Quartet.
He participated in master classes with respected professors and laureates of well-known competitions, such as Dina Yoffe, Eugene Indjic, Andrzej Jasiński, Krzysztof Jabłoński, Martin Hughes, and Ivan Klansky.
For him, pedagogy is a very important part of his professional activity – he gave piano masterclasses in Poland, Germany (Musik und Kunstschule Berlin) and Japan, he worked at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań (2011-2014), there he also started doctoral studies in the class of prof. Alicja Kledzik. Currently he teaches at the Music School Frederic Chopin in Wrocław. His students have been awarded many times at national and international piano competitions.