Kamil Pacholec was born in 1998. At the age of 7, he began studying piano at the Ludomir Różycki State Music School in Kielce in the class of Małgorzata Kowalska. In 2017, he began studies at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of professor Wojciech Świtała. In 2022, he graduated with honors from the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in the class of professor Ewa Pobłocka and began doctoral studies at the University of Miami Frost School of Music in the class of professor Kevin Kenner.
He is a laureate of national and international piano competitions. In 2016, he won the 47th Fryderyk Chopin Polish National Piano Competition in Katowice and received special awards for the best performance of a solo work by Fryderyk Chopin and the best performance of a piano concerto. In 2018, he won the International Piano Competition in Livorno. The same year he was the laureate of the main prize of the Eppan Piano Academy – “The Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize” (Italy) and a semi-finalist of the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments in Warsaw. In 2019, he won the 2nd prize at the 11th I. J. Paderewski International Piano Competition, the award for the best performance of W. A. Mozart’s piano concerto, the award for the best performance of F. Chopin’s works and the Pomeranian Philharmonic award for the best performance of I. J. Paderewski’s works.
In 2021, he received a distinction at the 18th International Piano Competition Frederic Chopin in Warsaw.
He has given recitals at many renowned piano festivals in Poland, France, Italy, Great Britain, Ukraine, Japan and the USA, including the International “Chopin and His Europe” Festival in Warsaw, the International Chopin Festival in Duszniki Zdrój, the “Chopin a Paris” festival, the Chopin festivals in Nohant, London and Tokyo, and the Paderewski Festival in Raleigh. They brought him many enthusiastic reviews, emphasizing “the perfect combination of youthful freshness with perfect technique and a deep understanding of the music he performs”.
He has performed many times in prestigious concert halls: Carnegie Hall (Zankel), the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, the W. Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio, the Grand Theater of the National Opera, the Baltic Philharmonic and the Pomeranian Philharmonic. He has performed with many orchestras, including the National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, the Pomeranian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, the Zielona Góra Philharmonic, and the Świętokrzyska Philharmonic. He has collaborated with conductors such as Andrzej Boreyko, Jose Maria Florencio, Kai Bumann, Jerzy Salwarowski, and Jakub Chrenowicz.
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