Jozef Kapustka

Jozef Kapustka

Coming to the public attention with his "fantastic display of a virtuoso technique that few in the world could attempt to match" (Piano World Forum), "a magnificent interpreter" (Le Figaro) Jozef Kapustka was born in Poland in 1969 and began his musical studies at the age of 3. Meeting Sviatoslav Richter shortly thereafter has set his vocation eversince. Upon graduating from the New York Juilliard School in 1992 with a straight A record (holding Olga Samaroff Stokowski Prize in Piano, Barbara Piasecka Johnson Foundation Scholarship (Princeton), The Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship (New York);where he studied piano with Jerome Lowenthal, chamber music with Joseph Fuchs, music history,literature and materials with Michael White, Joel Sachs and John Mueller, keyboard studies and improvisation with Baruch Arnon) he has completed a Postgraduate Advanced Studies diploma specialising in piano performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London (piano with Martin Roscoe, musicology with Amanda Glauert), having worked subsequently with Dmitri Baskirov in Madrid and Vera Gornostaeva in Moscow .

Very early Kapustka started to appear in some of the world class premises such as New York Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center, New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Public Library, Juilliard-IBM Concert series, Carnegie Hall ( Weill Hall "magical,amazing experience" as seen in "The New York Times"), Abravanel Hall ( now Hahn Hall) in Santa Barbara, California (Music Academy of the West Summer Festival), Salle Cortot and Le Ranelagh theater in Paris, United Nations on invitation from the Russian Federation permanent mission and has been featured on Voice of America International and New York classical radio WQXR live radio broadcasts ( "one of the most interesting radio programmings on the air"-New York Village Voice). Furthermore he has been featured on France Musique Classique and Europe1 broadcasts. A winner of 1991 New York Artists International Competition (chamber music section) he has later performed in almost every European country including the Russian Federation ; United States, South America and the near East, as seen in the press: ("what a talent! a true juke-box! ask the piece,he plays it"- Depeche du midi, "close to delirious" - Figaro, "great pianist keen on introspection, obsessed technician" - B.Hauptmann in Nurnberger Zeitung, " a particularly beautiful concert" - Christine Berbudeau for Radio France International ), "...a high volt