Koziak, Marcin

KOZIAK, Marcin

BiographyCompetitor Program

Marcin Koziak was born in 1989 in Krakow, Poland. At the age of ten he won his first Poland-wide competition and made his debut with the Krakow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra at the age of eleven.

He is a laureate of international competitions including 1st Prize at the 2nd International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Budapest, 2nd Prize and three additional prizes at the 7th International Competition for Young Pianists in Bydgoszcz (Poland), and 3rd Prize at the 10th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition (United Kingdom). He was a semifinalist of the 16th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw .

Marcin has participated at major festivals and concert cycles including the 30th La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival, La Folle Journée au Japon,  1st ASEM Culture and Arts Festival (Beijing), Rubinstein Piano Festival (Lodz);, La Folle Journée au Varsovie, 10th International Kiev Summer Music Evenings, International Chopin Festival in Duszniki Zdroj, and also at other festivals in Geneva, Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Milan, Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, and Katowice.

He has performed with many orchestras including the Chinese National Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Sinfonietta Cracovia, and the Beethoven Academy Orchestra.

He has performed in the Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing), Art Center of Kobe (Japan), Cadogan Hall (London), Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, Salle Cortot (Paris), Great Hall in Conservatory(Geneva), Verdi Hall (Milan) and in the other concert halls in Japan, China, USA, Russia, Ukraine, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Germany, France, Great Britain, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Romania, Georgia, Estonia, and Hungary.

Mr. Koziak was invited to perform in the Chopin Museum in Warsaw on March 1, 2010, the anniversary of Chopin’s 200th birthday.

Marcin Koziak has completed a Master’s Degree at the Academy of Music in Krakow. He is currently studying at Texas Christian University.

MARCIN KOZIAK  
PRELIMINARY ROUND ONE  
Béla Bartók Sonata (1926)
  Allegro moderato
  Sostenuto e pesante
  Allegro molto
Karol Szymanowski Mazurkas, op. 50, nos. 1-4
Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E Major
PRELIMINARY ROUND TWO  
Franz Josef Haydn Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI:32
  Allegro moderato
  Menuet
  Finale – Presto
Frédéric Chopin Polonaise in A-flat Major, op. 53
Alexander Scriabin Two Poems, op. 69
Sergei Rachmaninoff Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 36
  Allegro agitato
  Non allegro
  Allegro molto
SEMI-FINAL ROUND  
Frédéric Chopin Fantasie in F Minor, op. 49
  Nocturne in F-sharp Major, op. 15, no. 2
  Scherzo in B-flat Minor, op. 31
Claude Debussy from Préludes, Book I
  La fille aux cheveux de lin
  La sérénade interrompue
  La cathédrale engloutie
  La danse de Puck
  Minstrels
Franz Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1
FINAL ROUND  
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, op. 23