Michal Szczepanski

- teacher and pianist





Mr. Michal Szczepanski, Ph.D. (born in Warsaw, Poland in 1974) started his piano studies in 1980 in the 'Karol Szymanowski' State Music School and College in Wroclaw, Poland by the legendary Polish piano master - Prof. Janina Butor (by her, for example, studied Mr. Krzysztof Jablonski).

Within period of his school and college studies Mr. Szczepanski five times won the Polish State Piano Competition for Piano Youth. As well he was honored with many artistic scholarships, granted by various Institutions; among others here were the Frederic Chopin Society in Warsaw (in 1991, 1992, 1993) and Franz Liszt Society in Wroclaw (in 1991, 1995, 1997).

After then Mr. Szczepanski studied the piano by Prof. Wlodzimierz Obidowicz and graduated with Honors in 1997 from the 'Karol Lipinski'  Academy of Music in Wroclaw (doctorate in 2004). He completed his piano skills at international master-courses and seminars under such Masters as Prof. Viktor Merzhanow, Prof. Andrzej Jasinski and Prof. Ryszard Bakst. Actually he works at the Piano Chair in Academy of Music in Wroclaw. Simultaneously he as well guides the students of the piano coming to him just for help from  abroad.




Mr. Szczepanski gives master-classes and acts as member of the Jury at many domestic and international  piano competitions for the piano youth.




GSM: + 48 601 837 549

Languages: German, Russian and Polish.






In 1995 Mr. Michal Szczepanski was awarded with 3rd Prize at the First International 'F. Chopin' Piano Competition in Marianske Lazne (Czech Republic); in 1999 - at the I International 'F. Liszt' Piano Competition in Wroclaw (Poland); in 2000 he got the II Prize ex aequo and has been voted as the Public Favorite of the 1st International Piano Competition in Aigasawa, Japan. In 2001 he got the 2nd Prize at International 'F. Chopin' Piano Competition in Varna (Bulgaria).

Mr. M. Szczepanski took part in the various International Music Festivals and actively takes part in the artistic life giving concerts and recitals - in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Great Britain, Russia, Finland, Switzerland and USA. He realized recordings for many broadcast and TV stations in Poland and Germany.

Since 2002 Mr. Szczepanski is the Chairman of The Joseph Hofmann Society.


Mr. Michal Szczepanski's students were awarded at many Polish and international piano competitions - they got more then 30 Prizes, a half of them were the 1st Prizes! The most recent winners are Mr. Grzegorz Deruba, who won the International Chopin Piano Competition in Szafarnia, Poland (May, 2005), Mrs. Natalia Lentas, who won the International Piano Competition in Görlitz, Germany (December, 2005) and Mr. Piotr Lukaszczyk, who won the International Piano Competition in Görlitz, Germany (January, 2007).




Actualized: 2011-02-06