Pianohooligan

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Pianohooligan - Jazz Avantgarde Jazz Contemporary Classical Live Act in Kraków

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PIOTR ORZECHOWSKI ‘PIANOHOOLIGAN’

Born in 1990, pianist and composer Piotr Orzechowski, also known as ‘Pianohooligan’ is one of the most award-winning jazz musicians of the younger generation. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he has received many prizes, the most important of which was 1st Prize at the Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition (2011), which he was the first Pole to win in the legendary Swiss festival’s history.

The artist is the leader of the High Definition Quartet, with which he has won several international competitions – among them, Jazz Hoeilaart in Belgium (2011) – and undertaken a collaboration with contemporary jazz trumpet giant Randy Brecker which resulted in two concert tours: in Poland (2012) and the Persian Gulf countries (2013). As a pianist he toured with highly esteemed jazz musicians such as Victor Mendoza (Taiwan, 2014), or Perico Sambeat (Ecuador, 2015). Besides other great personalities like Adrian Utley of Portishead, Carlos Zíngaro, or Avishai Cohen, Piotr collaborated also with the contemporary music giants: Philip Glass, Krzysztof Penderecki or Steve Reich.

He has to his credit four albums: a solo disc with arrangements and pieces inspired by the œuvre of Krzysztof Penderecki – Experiment: Penderecki (Decca/Universal, 2012); a disc recorded with High Definition Quartet entitled HOPASA, containing his own compositions (EmArcy/Universal, 2013); and an album recorded in collaboration with Marcin Masecki accompanied by the Capella Cracoviensis, entitled Bach Rewrite (Decca/Universal, 2013).

His newest solo album titled ‘15 Studies for the Oberek’ (Decca/Universal, 2014) is a collection of the artist’s musical reflections devoted to this Polish dance form. The 15 pieces contained on the disc represent an attempt to discover universal properties of folk music, as well as to confront them with the language of contemporary music.

Esteemed for individual recognizable style, which is the result of crossing the boundaries between musical genres - contemporary and modern improvised music, referring to the tradition of romanticism and impressionism, and on the other hand, daring musical deconstruction.
Orzechowski is the winner of such honors as the Grand Prix Jazz Melomani in the Music Lovers’ Hope category (2013) and the New Hope of Polish Jazz title awarded by Jazz Forum magazine (2014), he has received nominations for the most important Polish prizes: the Coryphaeus of Polish Music (2012), TVP Kultura’s Guarantees of Culture (2013) and the Fryderyk (2013, 2014).

PIOTR ORZECHOWSKI ‘PIANOHOOLIGAN’

Born in 1990, pianist and composer Piotr Orzechowski, also known as ‘Pianohooligan’ is one of the most award-winning jazz musicians of the younger generation. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he has received many prizes, the most important of which was 1st Prize at the Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition (2011), which he was the first Pole to win in the legendary Swiss festival’s history.

The artist is the leader of the High Definition Quartet, with which he has won several international competitions – among them, Jazz Hoeilaart in Belgium (2011) – and undertaken a collaboration with contemporar...

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Past Gigs Pianohooligan

  • 10 | 2015 Poland, Warsaw Warsaw Standards, w/ Avishai Cohen, Museum of the History of Polish Jews / Warsaw, PL
  • 10 | 2015 Bulgaria, Sofia Piano Extravaganza, 15 Studies for the Oberek (solo piano)
  • 10 | 2015 Poland, Kraków JAZZFORMANCE, w/ Oleś Bros. & Radek Krzyżowski
  • 10 | 2015 Poland, Katowice Chamber hall of NOSPR, 15 Studies For The Oberek (solo piano)
  • 09 | 2015 Poland, Toruń Music Festival of Bydgoszcz, w/ Motion Trio
  • 09 | 2015 Poland, Kraków Last Night of the Proms in Cracow, w/ Beethoven Academy Orchestra & Daniel Smith (conductor)
  • 09 | 2015 Poland, Bydgoszcz Music Festival of Bydgoszcz, w/ Motion Trio
  • 07 | 2015 France, Paris Chopin au Jardin du Luxemburg, 15 Studies For The Oberek (solo piano)
  • 07 | 2015 Poland, Kraków Summer Jazz Festival in Kraków, w/ High Definition Quartet
  • 07 | 2015 Poland, Kraków ROZSTAJE / ETNOKRAKÓW, 15 Studies For The Oberek (solo piano)
  • 07 | 2015 Poland, Kraków Summer Jazz Festival in Kraków, 15 Studies For The Oberek (solo piano)
  • 07 | 2015 Poland, Gdynia Open’er Festival, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 06 | 2015 Canada, Toronto Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, 15 Studies For The Oberek (solo piano)
  • 06 | 2015 Canada, Edmonton Edmonton Jazz Festival, w/ High Definition Quartet
  • 06 | 2015 Poland, Katowice Chamber hall of NOSPR, w/ High Definition Quartet
  • 06 | 2015 USA, Rochester Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival, w/ High Definition Quartet
  • 06 | 2015 Poland, Kraków Alchemia Club, w/ High Definition Quartet
  • 06 | 2015 Poland, Wetlina Stare Sioło, w/ High Definition Quartet
  • 06 | 2015 Poland, Gliwice Śląski Jazz Club, w/ High Definition Quartet
  • 05 | 2015 Poland, Zakopane Karol Szymanowski Museum, 15 Studies For The Oberek (solo piano)
  • 05 | 2015 Poland, Wrocław Vertigo Jazz Club, w/ High Definition Quartet
  • 05 | 2015 Poland, Warsaw Cały ten Jazz! MEET! Series, 15 Studies For The Oberek (solo piano)
  • 05 | 2015 Poland, Poznań Blue Note, w/ High Definition Quartet
  • 05 | 2015 Poland, Toruń Artus Court, 15 Studies For The Oberek (solo piano)
  • 05 | 2015 Poland, Zielona Góra Piekarnia Cichej Kobiety, w/ High Definition Quartet
  • 04 | 2015 Poland, Kraków International Young and Old, or Jazz in Kraków,
  • 04 | 2015 Poland, Kraków Piec Art Acoustic Jazz Club, w/ Daniel Toledo Trio
  • 04 | 2015 Poland, Kraków Faces Of Folk Series, 15 Studies For The Oberek (solo piano)
  • 04 | 2015 Poland, Kraków International Festival of Cracow Composers, w/ Motion Trio
  • 03 | 2015 Poland, Gdańsk Jazz Jantar, 15 Studies For The Oberek (solo piano)
  • 03 | 2015 Ecuador, Guayaquil Teatro Sanchez Aguilar, w/ Daniel Toledo Trio
  • 03 | 2015 Ecuador, Quito Centro Cultural Patio del Arupo, w/ Daniel Toledo (doublebass)
  • 03 | 2015 Ecuador, Quito Ecuador Jazz, w/ Perico Sambeat Quintet
  • 03 | 2015 Ecuador, Quito Berklee International Network Clinics, Workshops for jazz pianists (as a tutor)
  • 03 | 2015 Ecuador, Quito Casa de la Musica, w/ Daniel Toledo Trio
  • 12 | 2014 Poland, Siedlce Music Masters Series, 15 Studies For The Oberek (solo piano)
  • 11 | 2014 Poland, Kraków Małopolska Garden of Arts, 15 Studies For The Oberek (solo piano)
  • 11 | 2014 India, Pune Jazz Utsav, w/ High Definition Quartet
  • 11 | 2014 Poland, Wrocław Jazztopad, w/ High Definition Quartet
  • 11 | 2014 India, New Delhi Jazz Utsav, w/ High Definition Quartet
  • 10 | 2014 Poland, Warsaw Ad Libitum, w/ Carlos Zingaro (violin) & Krzysztof Knittel (electronics)
  • 10 | 2014 Germany, Berlin Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 10 | 2014 Poland, Nowy Sącz Małopolska Evenings, w/ Adam Bałdych (violin)
  • 10 | 2014 Poland, Warsaw Jazz Saloon, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 10 | 2014 Poland, Kraków Kurant Bookshop, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 09 | 2014 Poland, Kraków Sacrum Profanum, w/ Philip Glass
  • 08 | 2014 Poland, Łódź Summer Jazz Festival, w/ Adam Bałdych (violin)
  • 05 | 2014 Taiwan, Kaohsiung Wei Wu Ying Center for the Arts, w/ Victor Mendoza Quintet
  • 05 | 2014 Taiwan, Taipei National Concert Hall, w/ Victor Mendoza Quintet
  • 05 | 2014 Poland, Warsaw Cały ten Jazz! LIVE! Series, w/ High Definition Quartet
  • 05 | 2014 Taiwan, Hsinchu National Tsing Hua University, w/ Victor Mendoza Quintet
  • 04 | 2014 Poland, Wrocław Jazz nad Odrą Festival, w/ High Definition Quartet
  • 04 | 2014 Poland, Lublin Lublin Jazz Festival, w/ Adam Bałdych (violin)
  • 11 | 2013 Poland, Lusławice Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, w/ Adam Bałdych (violin)
  • 11 | 2013 Poland, Warsaw TRANS-FUZJA, w/ Andrzej Bauer (cello) & Cezary Duchnowski (electronics)
  • 11 | 2013 Germany, Leipzig A Kraków Music Night, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 11 | 2013 Poland, Kalisz International Festival Jazz Piano, w/ High Definition Quartet
  • 11 | 2013 Poland, Kalisz International Festival Jazz Piano, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 11 | 2013 Germany, Duesseldorf 20th Jubilee of Polish Institute in Duesseldorf, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 11 | 2013 Poland, Warsaw Corypheus Gala, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 09 | 2013 Russia, Ulan-Ude National Philharmonic, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 09 | 2013 Russia, Ulan-Ude International Festival of Polish Culture, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 09 | 2013 United Kingdom, London Unsound London, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 09 | 2013 Poland, Warsaw Lutospheres Series, w/ High Definition Quartet
  • 08 | 2013 Poland, Katowice OFF Festival, w/ Skalpel
  • 06 | 2013 Poland, Oświęcim Live Festival Oświęcim, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 06 | 2013 Poland, Kraków Wianki – Festival of Music, Bach Rewrite w/ Capella Cracoviensis
  • 05 | 2013 Poland, Warsaw Presidential Palace, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 04 | 2013 Poland, Gdańsk New Music Days, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 04 | 2013 Poland, Warsaw International Jazz Day, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 03 | 2013 Poland, Kraków Screen and Sound Fest, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 01 | 2013 Poland, Warsaw Gala of ‘Paszporty Polityki’ Award, w/ Skalpel
  • 12 | 2012 Poland, Kraków Małopolska Garden of Arts, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 09 | 2012 Poland, Poznań Nostalgia Festival, Music of G.I.Gurdżijew (piano solo)
  • 09 | 2012 Poland, Dębica Goodfest, Experiment: Penderecki (solo piano)
  • 09 | 2012 Poland, Kraków Sacrum Profanum, w/ Adrian Utley Orchestra
  • 07 | 2012 Switzerland, Montreux Septembre Musical Festival (solo piano)
  • 11 | 2011 Czech Republic, Prague International Festival of Jazz Piano (solo piano)
  • 09 | 2011 Poland, Kraków Sacrum Profanum, w/ Steve Reich & Adrian Utley (Portishead)

Discography Pianohooligan

  • 2015 Bukoliki Album | For Tune
  • 2014 15 Studies For The Oberek Album | Decca Classics / Universal Music Polska
  • 2013 Hopasa Album | EmArcy Records / Universal Music Polska
  • 2013 Bach Rewrite Album | Decca Classics / Universal Music Polska
  • 2012 Experiment: Penderecki Album | Decca Classics / Universal Music Polska

Media

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Origin

  • Kraków PL