Adam Kałduński

Adam Kałduński

City of residence : Gdańsk

Participation in CMIM - Piano 2024

Piano 2024

Competitors 2024


Adam Kałduński began studying piano at the age of 7 with Mariusz Trzebniak at the Feliks Nowowiejski School of Music in Gdańsk. Since 2015, he has continued his education in the class of Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and Jerzy Sulikowski at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland, receiving a Master’s Degree in 2020 and an Artist Diploma in 2022.

Adam Kałduński is a 1st prize winner at the 2nd International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Beijing, China (2019). More recently, he won 1st prize and five special prizes, including Critic’s Prize and the Audience Prize at the 3rd International Piano Competition ‘Amadeus’ in Lazise, Italy (2023). Adam received 2nd prize at the National Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2020).

Adam performs regularly in Poland and abroad. He has been frequently invited by the National Chopin Institute to give recitals of music by Chopin.

He has participated in masterclasses with such luminaries as Dang Thai Son, Arie Vardi, Nikolai Demidenko, Edward Auer, Kevin Kenner, Tamàs Ungar, Dina Yoffe, Pavel Gililov, Piotr Paleczny, Giuliano Mazzoccante, Dmitri Alexeev, Jan Jiracek von Arnim, Akiko Ebi, and Stanislav Ioudenitch, among many others.


Principal teachers 

  • Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń 2015-2022
  • Jerzy Sulikowski 2016-2019
  • Mariusz Trzebniak 2003-2015 


Major Competitions 

  • 1st prize and 5 special prizes, 3rd Concorso Pianistico Internazionale “Premio Amadeus”, 2023
  • 2nd prize ex aequo, Chopin Piano Competition, 2020
  • 1st prize, Polish Piano Festival ‘Chopin Interpretations of the Young’, 2019
  • 1st prize, International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Young Pianists (China), 2019
  • 2nd prize, Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, 2018 




Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in B minor, K. 87 • Sonata in D major, K. 96 • Sonata in D minor, K. 517 

Franz Liszt
Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S. 171 

Marc-André Hamelin
Étude No. 3 in B minor (after Paganini-Liszt) 


Adopt a Musician
The presence of Adam Kałduński in Montreal
is generously supported by Nathalie Pratte



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