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Krzysztof Urbaniak

Krzysztof Urbaniak

Krzysztof Urbaniak studied in Warsaw and in Stuttgart by Józef Serafin, Ludger Lohmann, Leszek Kędracki and Jörg Halubek. 2012 he received his doctoral degree in Kraków. He won first prizes at the Arp Schnitger organ competition in Bremen (2010) and Willem Hermans organ competition in Pistoia (2009) as well as second prizes at the Franz Schmidt organ competition in Kitzbühel (2006) and Petr Eben organ competition in Opava (2004). Since 2016 he is Head of the Department of Organ and Sacred Music at the Music Academy in Łódź, he also teaches at the Music Academy in Kraków. He leeds organ master classes and is jury member of organ competitions (i.e. Schnitger competition
in Alkmaar and Silbermann competition in Freiberg). Concert activities lead him to many countries of the world. He published several CD recordings in recent years (i.e. „Danziger Barock“ in 2014 and „Retrospection“ in 2015). Since 2017 he is curator of both organs of the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic Hall in Łódź. 2013-2016 he was also organ expert of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He is artistic director of festivals around the Andreas Hildebrandt organ from 1719 in Pasłęk and around the Hans Hummel/Georg Nitrowski organ from 1611-1633 in Olkusz.

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