Lukasz Kuropaczewski

Saturday, November 9, 2024, at 7:30 PM

Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York City

An established young master, known for the arresting, emotive force of his playing; a champion of new works from his native Poland and beyond

Kuropaczewski performed with such passion and technical perfection that the audience could only fall in love with him.” – Nurnberger Zeitung, Germany

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Lukasz Kuropaczewski, “an amiable bear of a soloist” as the Washington Post portrayed him after one of his performances with the Baltimore Symphony, “is definitely the new megastar of the classical guitar.” (El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico)

Lukasz is in great demand as a recitalist and as soloist with orchestras, and he is invited to perform in numerous venues around the globe each year. Highlights include appearances in London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Warsaw’s National Philharmonic Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Caramoor Music Festival, the Santa Fe Music Festival, Easter Beethoven Festival, Tonhalle Zurich, Heidelberger Fruhling, Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival and New York’s Carnegie Hall.

An avid chamber music collaborator, he performed with the Orion String Quartet, mandolin player Avi Avital, Richard Galliano, Daniel Hope, Stefano Barneschi (concertmaster of Il Giardino Armonico), countertenor Jakub Jozef Orlinski, pianist Alek Debicz or accordionist Maciej Frackiewicz.

Lukasz has inspired many composers to write work for his instrument. He premiered a guitar quintet, “Acequias,” by Marc Neikrug at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and his “Three Pieces for Guitar” at the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, Triptych Sonata by K. Meyer at the Caramoor Festival in New York. He has premiered concertos by Angelo Gilardino, Krzysztof Meyer, Mikolaj Gorecki, and Alexandre Tansman. He made the guitar version of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Viola Concerto and premiered it with Sinfonia Varsovia and conductor Maximiano Valdes. In 2022 he premiered a new Concerto by Marc Neikrug in Marseille, France with the Marseilla Opera Orchestra and Lawrence Foster.

Lukasz Kuropaczewski is currently on the faculty of the Kunst University Graz, Austria and Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland, holding a doctorate degree in performance.

Lukasz Kuropaczewski was decorated with the “Meritorius for Polish Culture” medal in recognition of his distinguished cultural contribution, awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland.