Kocyan Performs in LA

Wojciech Kocyan interpreting Paderewski during the 2007 Paderewski Celebration at USC. [Photography by Doug Spice, property of the Polish Music Center USC]

On Saturday, October 21 Polish pianist and Loyola Marymount University faculty member Wojciech Kocyan gave a Faculty Piano Recital. He was joined on the stage of LMU’s Murphy Recital Hall by special guest artist Yoshika Masuda – cello.

Wojciech Kocyan was born in Poland. From age six to eighteen he studied with Krystyna Moszynska. He also studied with two of the world’s most esteemed piano pedagogues:  Andrzej Jasinski in Poland, where he received his Masters Degree and with John Perry at the USC Thornton School of Music, where he received a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree. He is a laureate of several international piano competitions, including F.Busoni and Viotti, as well as a special prizes winner of the XI International Chopin Competition and a First Prize winner of the Paderewski Piano Competition.  He performed on all continents participating in music festivals such as Musica Antiqua Europae Orientalis, Capri Festival, Bydgoszcz International Music Festival, H.M.Gorecki Festival, Beethovenfest,  Paderewski Festival, Liszt Festival in Vienna, San Francisco Liszt Festival and the Chopin Festival in Paris. He was honored to be the final gala concert soloist of the Festival of Polish Pianism, and performed the Paderewski Piano Concerto with Maestro Jerzy Maksymiuk at the opening concert of the Fourth International Paderewski Piano Competition.. He has recorded for Polish Television, Radio and Film and his performances were broadcast in Europe, United States and Australia.  His solo and chamber music recordings can also be found on DUX label.

Saturday, October 21st, 2017; 8 p.m.
LMU- Murphy Recital Hall
1955 Ignatian Cir, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Info: cal.lmu.edu

 [Sources: press release, facebook.com]