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Dominik Wizjan (b. 1994) is a Polish pianist. Inspired by his older brother, Dominik began his adventure with piano at the age of 6. As a student of the Feliks Nowowiejski State Secondary Music School in Szczecin, he took part in a range of national and international competitions, including: the VIII National Piano Festival “Chopin Interpretations of Young Pianists” in Konin-Żychlin (honourable mention, 2011), the I Apolinary Szeluto National Piano Festival in Słupce (1st prize, 2011), the XX International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Compettion for Children and Youth in Szafarnia (honourable mention, 2012), and many others.
At the age of 17 (2011), Dominik made his debut with an orchestra in the Mieczyslaw Karlowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin. Shortly after, he was invited for Youth’s Chopin Interpretations festival for the most prominent young pianists. In the same year, Dominik received an award from the President of the City of Szczecin for exceptional artistic achievements. After receiving a prize on the II West Pomeranian Piano Competition (2012), he was honoured to perform with a Polish-German orchestra Pomerania under the baton of Jacek Kraszewski.
After very successful years Dominik came to the conclusion that he ought to continue his piano education abroad. He decided to hone his unquestionable talents at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. During his last year of study in Poland, he has already been enrolled for a Bachelor programme in Amalie Malling’s piano class. In 2015, Dominik received his Bachelor’s degree. In 2018, after extremely fruitful years of collaboration with Marianna Shirinyan, he received the Master’s degree (marked a 12 on a scale of 12). Immediately after graduation, Dominik got enrolled in the prestigious Advanced Postgraduate Diploma, continually, at the feet of Marianna Shirinyan.
During his studies in Denmark, Dominik eagerly participated in competitions. His last achievements include: 1st prize at RDAM Piano Competition in Copenhagen (2017), 1st prize in the V International Piano Competition in San Dona di Piave, Italy (2017) and 3rd prize in the I International Music Festival and Competition in Yerevan, Armenia (2017). As the winner of the V International Piano Competition in San Dona di Piave he was given the opportunity to release his debut album under the KNS Classical label. Following the tradition deeply-rooted in Polish culture, the record is devoted to etudes comprising works by Polish composers only. Beside pieces by Chopin and Szymanowski the CD includes two World premieres composed exclusively for Dominik by the prominent modern Polish composer Krzesimir Dębski.
Dominik is an active participant of various festivals, courses and masterclasses where he had opportunities to work with renowned pianists and professors, such as Kevin Kenner, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron, Alberto Nose, Juhani Lagerspetz, Niklas Sivelov, and many others. He has played recitals in concert halls in Poland, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Italy.
Dominik is mainly enthusiastic about the Romantic and the 20th century works, however, his musical interests include a wide range of repertoire from the Baroque to the contemporary pieces.