B i o g r a p h y
Dr. Marcin Parys is a celebrated concert pianist and recording artist renowned for his impressive technique, captivating musicality, and sincere passion for classical music. He has received critical acclaim for his unique interpretations of some of the world's most beloved compositions and for his unparalleled performance skills. His masterful touch, expressive artistry, and exceptional command of the piano captivate audiences everywhere he performs. From New York to Paris to London, Dr. Parys continues to be one of today's most acclaimed solo and collaborative musicians and pianists. Since 2017, he has been teaching as an Adjunct Piano Professor at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas, further cementing his impact on the world of music.
He has performed across Europe, Israel, and North America to enthusiastic audiences, and has been hailed as one of the most talented interpreters of Chopin's works. His exquisite playing has earned him numerous awards and recognition, with performances at some of the world’s most renowned venues including Carnegie Hall, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Felicia Blumenthal Center, and Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park in Chicago. He regularly gives concerts around the globe as a soloist or as part of a chamber ensemble and had appeared with orchestras such as the Southwestern Adventist Orchestra, and Oklahoma City University Orchestra. His discography includes albums of solo piano works by Chopin, and Piano Duo with Yuka Mikata.
Born in Kraków (Poland) in 1984, he started to develop an interest in the piano from an early age and was tutored by great musicians like Jerzy Stępień, Jarosław Iwaneczko, Waldemar Andrzejewski, Amy I-Lin Cheng, Sergio Monteiro, and Adam Wodnicki. He went on to complete his B.A. at the Academy of Music in Poznań before receiving a full scholarship for his M.A. from Oklahoma City University and DMA from University of North Texas.
Since his first performance at the age of 9 he has taken part in over 30 competitions worldwide and has won prestigious awards such as the 2015 IBLA GRAND PRIZE Competition in Ragusa-Ibla, Sicily, Italy, 2013 Isabel Scionti Piano Performance Scholarship in Denton, TX, 2012, 20th International Chopin Piano Competition in Corpus Christi, TX, and 2010 Piano Division at The Naftzger Instrumentalists Competition. His success is also highlighted by his youth achievements including the 2000 National Piano Competition for High School Pianists in Kraków (Poland), 1996 2nd prize winner of International Piano Competition in Koszyce (Slovakia), and 1994 2nd prize winner of The Polish National Piano Competition "Janina Garścia" in Stalowa Wola.
Dr. Parys is an experienced classical musician with a deep appreciation for musical education. Throughout his career, he has attended various master classes and festivals held by world-renowned instructors such as Jerome Lowenthal, Christopher Harding, Rebecca Penneys, Stephen Hough, Tamas Ungar, Jin Zhang, Joseph Kalichstein, John Owings, Jose Feghali, Sylvia Wang, Martin Hughes, Sergey Saragyjan, Maurizio Barboro, Wiera Nosina and Anthony di Bonaventura. With their guidance and encouragement, Parys has flourished as a musician and consistently wows audiences with his stunning performances.