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Adam Piotr Żukiewicz

Adam Piotr Żukiewicz

Assistant Professor of Piano

School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

(970) 351-4909
Frasier 155

Professional/Academic Experience

A native of Poland, Adam Piotr Żukiewicz has performed across Europe, United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Hong Kong and Macau.  He has appeared on TV in Poland and Canada and his performances were broadcast in USA, Canada, Italy, Slovenia, and Poland. Mr. Żukiewicz's performances consistently receive critical acclaim, while creative programming and interpretations continue to engage and inspire audiences around the world.

As an active soloist and chamber musician, Adam Piotr Żukiewicz performs internationally with renowned instrumentalists and vocalists in USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Hong Kong, and Poland. Highlights of recent performances include recitals at the Royal Lazienki Theatre in Warsaw, and Chicago Cultural Center (Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series), concerts with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonietta, Toronto Concert Orchestra and Celebrity Symphony Orchestra. Adam Piotr Żukiewicz has performed at some of the most important concert venues, including The Kennedy Center (Terrace Theatre) in Washington DC, Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Residenztheater in Munich, Goldensaal at the Musikverein in Vienna, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, KKL Luzern, and many others.

Competition successes include several first prizes in competitions in Poland, First Prize at the 2012 Shean Piano Competition in Canada, First Prize at the 2011 TD Canada Trust Music Competition, and Second Prize at the 13th Pacific Piano Competition in 2011 in Richmond, BC. Mr. Żukiewicz is also a medalist of the 2014 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona, Spain.

As an avid performer of new music, Mr. Żukiewicz regularly presents modern works and premieres new compositions: most recently Krystian Kiełb’s Obrazy (Paintings) (2018), Oscar Peterson’s Goodbye Old Friend (arr. Don Thompson/Adam Piotr Żukiewicz) (European premiere), Brooke Joyce’s Lament for Orlando (2016), Stefano Sacher’s La memoria di Medea (2016), Zdenek Trnka’s Cervnova Nokturna (sonata pro klavir) (2015) and John Beckwith’s Follow me (2013) with clarinetist Peter Stoll (recording released on an album Calling by the Centrediscs label). 

Pursuing many educational interests, in 2009 Mr. Żukiewicz organized and led a regularly run series of music workshops at the St Michael’s Choir School in Toronto. This outreach activity exposed students of the school to variety of classical and modern repertoire through musical performances presented by renowned international and Canadian guest artists, thus building musical and social bridges between the generations of musicians.

Adam Piotr Żukiewicz holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Toronto and Masters of Music degree from Indiana University. He has also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK, and was a music scholar at the United World College of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy.

Enthused by sharing music, thoughts and experiences of music, Mr. Żukiewicz also enjoys teaching, lecturing, impromptu performances, singing in an amateur choir, and musical discussions with musicians and music lovers alike. Beyond music, he takes pleasure in reading, connecting with people, sports, travel, and nature, which he finds most inspiring.

Adam Piotr Żukiewicz served as faculty at the University of Toronto and St Michael's Choir School in Toronto. His students studied in renowned institutions such as Indiana University and Eastman School of Music and their successes include festival and competition awards in Canada and USA.

Mr. Żukiewicz currently resides in Greeley, Colorado, where he was recently appointed an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Northern Colorado. He is also a Resident Faculty Pianist at the International Music Festival of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy. In recognition of his teaching, in 2017 he received the Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award, and was an adjudicator of the 2018 Steinway Piano Competition.

For more information, please visit: www.adamzukiewicz.com