Krzysztof Stypulkowski combines his artistic activity as a soloist and chamber musician with teaching at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla y León in Salamanca.
He started his music education at the State Music School in his birth-town of Bialystok with professor Jolanta Wronska. He graduated from the prestigious Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw under the guidance of professor Bronisława Kawalla and Edward Wolanin. He also studied chamber music with Jerzy Marchwinski and piano improvisation with Szabolcs Esztényi.
Krzysztof completed his studies with Claudio Martinez Mehner at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Castilla y León in Salamanca and received Masterclasses from Maria Joäo – Pires, Nicolay Lugansky, Joseph Banowetz, Kalle Randalu, Elsa Kolodin, Jerome Rose and Charles Rosen. He received scholarships of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain MAE – AECI and from the University of North Texas. He is prizeholder of several international piano competitions.
He has performed with Polish and Spanish orchestras Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Sinfonia Viva, Concerto Avenna. He has given recitals at Fryderyk´s Chopin´s birth house in Zelazowa Wola, the Polish Embassy in Madrid, the Cervantes Institute in Warsaw, the Mozart Hall at the Zaragoza Auditorium, and at festivals in Warsaw, Madrid, Seville, Valldemossa (Majorca), Alicante, Valencia, Zamora and Tenerife. He frequently cooperates with opera, zarzuela, drama, classic and Spanish ballet.
His CD Live in Zaragoza, recorded with Spanish cellist Georgina Sánchez Torres, received the 2016 Independent Music Award (MIN) for best classical music album of the year.
“Rich and elegant sound…a compelling pianist”
Luis Alfonso Bes, Heraldo de Aragón
“Krzysztof Stypułkowski gave a masterly performance”
Iñigo Arrúe / P. H. , El Mundo
Live in Zaragoza
Georgina Sánchez Torres – cello
Krzysztof Stypulkowski – piano
This album is a live recording of the concert that took place in the Mozart Hall at the Zaragoza Auditorium. The program includes Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Sonata for cello and piano op.19” followed by pieces by R. Schumann, A. Dvorâk, É. Lalo, C. Saint – Saens, and V. Monti.
Live in Zaragoza won a PIM (Premio de la Musica Independiente) Award for Best Classical Album of the Year.
Live in Zaragoza is available for purchase from Santor Ediciones.