Pianists 2017

Marina Belashuk FotoDr. Marina Belashuk was born in Grodno, Belarus. Upon graduating from Music school, she entered Gnesins Musical College in Moscow. Then she continued her piano studies at the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music in Moscow (professor Zvereva) and has post graduating studies in the Academy. Dr. Marina Belashuk is a prize-winner of a number International Competitions as a solo pianist and as accompanist. Now she is a docent of the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music. In the last season Marina became the diplomant of the Competitions as the accompanist three times. It were "Valentina Levko" International Competition (October 2008, Moscow), Alexandr Dargomyzsky All-russian Competition (December 2008, Thula), Rübezahl International opern singing Competition (July 2009, Jelenja Gora, Poland). At the last season Marina went on tour in Finland, Poland, Belarus, German and Russia. Marina has acted as the soloist and as the accompanist in ensemble withbaritone Dmitry Grinikh and polish flutist Edita Fil. In July 2011 in the 8th time Marina has taken part in work of a master-class of the well-known polish singer Jadwiga Rappe.

Michal Landowski

Michał Landowski - pianist, chamber musician, graduated from the Academy of Art in Szczecin in the piano class of prof. Dr Hab. Boguslaw Rottermund (the 1st degree studies). He is a laureate of many national and international piano competitions like in Suwalki, Vienna and Italy, where last year he won the first prize in the solo category and the second prize in the chamber ensembles category at the VIII European Music Competition in Philadelphia. As a pianist-accompanist, he also received an honorable mention at the III International Contest of Instrumentalists in Łobza. Michał Landowski performed recitals at many festivals like, the 18th Festival “Music in Sandomierz”, the festival "Master and student" in Wilanów, the Polish Piano Festival in Slupsk and twice at the festival “Chopin Evenings” in Okòlnik of Warsaw. The artist cooperates permanently with the Choir of the University of Szczecin. He performed with excellent musicians such as Wojciech Mrozek, the Philharmonic Orchestra in Ròwno, as well as the soloists of the Opera at the Castle in Szczecin and the Wroclaw Opera. Michał Landowski received twice Artistic Scholarship of Szczecin City and Rector’s Scholarship of Academy of Art in Szczecin. He is also a laureate of the 13th edition of Szczecin Scholarships.

figielHe graduated from the Academy of Arts at the Faculty of Instrumental Music in Szczecin. He studied in the piano class of prof. Waldemar Wojtala. He also graduated from I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music at the Faculty of Music Education in Poznań and further he graduated in the class of choral conducting of prof. Ryszard Handke. He perfected his skills on the piano courses conducted by prof. Maja Nosowska, prof. Waldemar Andrzejewski, prof. Andrzej Tartarski and prof. Grzegorz Kurzyński. Since 2011, Krzysztof Figiel has been a lecturer at the Academy of Art in Szczecin. He cooperates with the Polish Theatre and Opera at the Castle in Szczecin. In 2015, he completed his artistic internship at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the field of piano chamber music under supervision of prof. Maja Nosowska. In October 2014, he won the second prize at the XXIV International Piano Competition in Rome in the category of piano duets. In December 2016, he recorded a CD with the music of Raul Koczalski for Acte Préalable. It is the world premiere of the composer's works. As a pianist-chamber musician, he participates in national master classes conducted by famous singers as Ewa Podleś, Jadwiga Rappe, Piotr Miciński, Katarzyna Dondalska etc. He leads a lively concert activity cooperating with singers, instrumentalists, vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as with Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of M. Karłowicz in Szczecin. He teaches piano at the National School of Music of Witold Lutosławski (I° and II° degree) in Stargard Szczeciński.


hinzThomas Hinz studied piano and accompaniment of song in the Music Academy of Robert Schumann in DÜsseldorf in the class of prof. Szczepañska, prof. Schenk and prof. de Bruyn. After graduating, he received many job offers as a coach and accompanist of songs. To complement the knowledge and experience he participated in master classes led by such notables as Thomas Quasthoff, Eberhard Felts, and Klaus Hellwig. He also performed in Salvador and Brazil between 2005 and 2008. In 2006 he was accompanist at the Song Contest in Bad Kissingen. He is currently employed at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Rostock.

DiegoCrovettiMaestroDiego Crovetti, pianist and conductor, was born in Milano, Italy. After having studied piano in M?nchen (Germany) and Milano, havig graduated at Conservatorio Verdi he mastered in the field of opera and orchestral conducting. He studied also musicology and literature at Milano State University. As a pianist he accompanied many vocal concerts and opera shows all around Italy and Europe (Germany, Austria, France, Swiss, Spain) and Asia (China, Korea, Japan), playing with such singers as Barbara Frittoli, Katia Ricciarelli, Jose' Cura, Giuseppe Giacomini, Giacomo Aragall, Salvatore Licitra etc. In 1997-2001 he worked as an opera-coach at Graz Opera House (Austria) and he was also an assistant of such conductors as Ulf Schirmer, Gunter Neuhold, Anton Guadagno and Maestro Riccardo Chailly at the Milano Verdi Symphony Orchestra. He was also a guest of other theaters like Tokyo National Theatre, Teatro alla Scala (for "West Side Story"), Teatro Sociale di Como. He teaches an opera interpretation for singers and orchestral and chorus conducting at Accademia Donizetti in Masate (Milano) and he holds many masterclasses in Italy, Austria, Japan, China, Korea. He is invited as a Jury at many important singing competitions such as "Aslico" in Como, "Tagliavini" in Deutschlandsberg (Austria), "Viotti" in Vercelli, "Zandonai" (2010 special edition at Shanghai Expo), "Bellini" in Caltanissetta. He made his debut as a conductor with "Philarmonia Mediterranea Orchestra" at the 1st Calabria Opera Festival in Cosenza (Italy). In 2002-2006 he conducted many vocal concerts tours in Swiss, Germany, Austria, appearing also in important concert-halls such as Frankfurt "Alte Oper", Muenchen "Herkulessaal", Zuerich "Tonhalle". In 2002 he had his opera debut with "AIDA" of Verdi at Heidelberg Arena (Germany). He followed many opera productions in Italy, Germany, Austria, Belgium f.e. "Aida", "Nabucco", "La Traviata", "Die Zauberflöte", "Die Czardasfürstin". In 2004 he conducted "Tosca" at Busan Opera House (Korea) with Seoul Philarmonic Orchestra and in 2006 he made his USA debut with "Pagliacci" and "Lucia di Lamermoor" at Grand Opera Theatre in Wichita, Kansas. In the same year he conducted "Tosca" in Como and "Carmen" in Milano. In 2007 after "Macbeth" of Verdi in Spain (Madrid, Zaragoza, Toledo) and "Barbiere di Siviglia" in Latina, he conducted "Aida" at the important Avenches Arena Opera Festival. In 2008-2011 he prepared various productions as "Tosca" and "Aida" at the Cheliabinsk Opera Festival (Russia), "Carmen" and "Traviata" at Busan Opera House, "Cavalleria Rusticana", "Barbiere di Siviglia", "Elisir d'amore", "Rigoletto" in Milano and in Sicily, "Traviata" at Daegu Opera House (live broadcast by MBC TV) and Seoul Arts Center (Korea) where he will be back next year. His next production will be "Il Trovatore" at Rho Auditorium Milano and in december 2011 he will debut with Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana at Teatro Politeama in Palermo. In 2009 he recorded a CD of "Cavalleria Rusticana" of Mascagni with the Italian Philharmonic Orchestra.