Bartosz Jakubczak


Bartosz Jakubczak graduated with honours from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw in the organ class of Professor Andrzej Chorosiński, and in 2003 he finished with the highest honours his post-graduate studies (The Georg Solti Scholarship) at the Royal Academy of Music in London, in the class of Professor David Titterington. He is the awardee of many prizes granted by this Academy, including The Peter Le Huray, The Whalley Organ Scholarship Award and the special award, given by the eminent English organist Peter Hurford. He participated in masterclasses led by Marie-Claire Alain, Ulrik Spang-Hanssen, Kei Koito, Susan Landale, Jon Laukvik, Ludger Lohmann, Harald Vogel and Wolfgang Zerer. He also took part in The McGill Summer Organ Academy in Montreal. In 2002 he received the Prix de la Presse Prize at the Concours Bach de Lausanne in Switzerland. In the same year, he performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London, performing the world premiere of the solo organ piece Salve Sancta Facies dedicated to him by English composer David Gorton. He participated in many prestigious festivals in the United Kingdom, including The Spanish Baroque Music Festival, The London Handel Festival, The London Bach Festival, The Dartington International Summer School, The Spitalfields Festival, The London Organ Forum, The International Organ Festival at St Albans, as well as concerts in the Czech Republic, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden and Hungary. In the academic years 2003/2004 he lectured at the Royal Academy of Music in London within The Pidem Organ Fellowship. Bartosz Jakubczak is regularly invited to lecture during national scientific sessions, including those organized by the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw or the Academy of Music in Kraków, Poznań and Katowice.
Since 2004, he has been working at the Instrumental Department at the FCUM, currently at the position of the University Professor. He received the PhD degree in music performance in 2009 based on the dissertation: The Gregorian Chant in selected organ works by Charles Tournemire. In 2015, by the decision of the Senate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Bartosz Jakubczak received the honorary title of The Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM). Membership in the Academy is granted only to those graduates of the University who are outstanding in their profession and have made a significant contribution to the field they are dealing with. In the same year he received a postdoctoral degree.