Adam Harasiewicz

Pianist, Musical Artist

1932 –

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Who is Adam Harasiewicz?

Adam Harasiewicz is a Polish classical concert pianist.

Harasiewicz was born in Chodziez, Poland. After studying violin for two months, at the age of 10 he began piano study, and at age 15 he obtained first prize in a contest at Rzeszów. At 18 he entered the Krakow Conservatory where he studied with Zbigniew Drzewiecki.

Harasiewicz studied with Drzewiecki for six years, and became pre-eminent as an interpreter of Chopin, excelling through a combination of superb technique, lyrical imagination, exceptional consistency of stylistic and idiomatic approach, and in playing of a characteristic temperament which identifies him as a true exponent of the Polish Romantic tradition. He won the first prize at the International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in 1955. He then spent some years in Belgium, before settling in Austria. Harasiewicz was a member of the jury at the International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in 1995 and 2010.

He has recorded the complete works of Chopin and also much by Szymanowski.

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Jul 1, 1932
  • Academy of Music in Kraków

on July 23, 2013


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