• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland



  • 13 May 2011



    The Embassy of the Republic of Poland has a pleasure to inform that on Monday, 26th of May the great Polish jazz composer and pianist, Leszek Możdżer, gived his concert at Erasmus Huis, Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. S-3 in Jakarta.


    leszek_mozdzer  Leszek Możdżer is widely considered to be the greatest revelation of the Polish jazz of the last decade. Born in 1971, he has been playing the piano since the age of five. He has covered every stage of the formal education until graduating from the Gdansk Academy of Music in 1996. He became interested in jazz relatively late - in the last grade - when he was 18. He was introduced into jazz in the band of Emil Kowalski, a clarinet player, but his proper start took place at the first rehearsal with a band called Miłość (Love) back in 1991. One year later, he received an individual award at the International Jazz Competition Jazz Juniors '92 held in Cracow. He was also a member of the Zbigniew Namysłowski Quartet. In the poll organized among Jazz Forum readers Możdżer was voted the Most Promising Musician of the year 1993 and 1994, the Best Jazz Pianist - each year since 1994 till present as well as the Musician of the Year 1995 and 1996. The young pianist has collected numerous music awards, including Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prize for the Polish Culture Promotion abroad September 2007.
    On many occasions Możdżer recorded film music with Zbigniew Preisner he also regularly works with Jan Kaczmarek, Polish composers working in LA, while recording music score. He has been invited to perform jointly with the celebrities of Polish jazz, such as Tomasz Stańko, Janusz Muniak, Michał Urbaniak and Piotr Wojtasik; and has also worked with acclaimed international musicians, including Arthur Blythe, Buster Williams, Billy Harper, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny and Archie Shepp.
    To date, Możdżer has recorded over 100 albums, including 12 released under his own name. Improvisations on the themes by Fryderyk Chopin have further strengthened his position of the artist and ranked him among the most outstanding individualities and virtuosos of the European jazz. He makes also theatrical projects, which are considered remarkable.

    sponsorsMożdżer has toured all European countries, as well as the USA, Central Asia, Brazil, Canada, Urugway and in Chile for the audience of almost 15 000 people.

    "I consider him to be the greatest talent among Polish jazz pianists of recent years", "Personally, I think Leszek is the best Polish pianist." - Zbigniew Preisner

    "Leszek Możdżer, one of the greatest piano virtuosos, could easily be dubbed the Star of the East" - Frankfurter Allgemeine (Germany)


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