Jakub Kuszlik

Jakub Kuszlik

City of residence : Leipzig

Piano 2024

Competitors 2024



Junior Jury Prize

Polish pianist Jakub Kuszlik studied in the class of Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz from 2015 to 2021. He has also participated in masterclasses held by renowned pedagogues such as Arie Vardi, Kevin Kenner, Dang Thai Son, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Tamás Ungár, and Anna Malikova.

In 2021, he was awarded 4th prize and Best Mazurka Prize at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. He is also a laureate of the ‘Top of the World’ International Piano Competition in Tromso (3rd prize, 2019), the Hilton Head International Piano Competition (2nd prize, 2019) and the Paderewski International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (2nd prize, 2016).

He performs extensively in Poland as well as abroad, most recently in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, United States, Canada, Japan, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Lithuania, Estonia, Brazil, Chile, Armenia, and Kosovo.

His orchestra collaborations include the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Clara Schumann Philharmoniker Zwickau-Plauen, Poznań Symphonic Orchestra, Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra, Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Beethoven Academy Orchestra.


Principal teacher 

  • Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, 2015-2021 

Major Competitions 

  • 4th prize and Best Mazurka, International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, 2021
  • 3rd prize, Top of the World International Piano Competition in Tromsø, Norway, 2019
  • 2nd prize, Hilton Head International Piano Competition, 2019




Claude Debussy
‘Reflets dans l’eau’ (Images, première série

Frédéric Chopin
Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
Allegro maestoso • Scherzo (Molto vivace) • Largo • Finale (Presto non tanto) 



Robert Schumann
Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47
Sostenuto assai – Allegro ma non troppo 



Barbara Assiginaak
Mzizaakok Miiniwaa Mzizaakoonsak (Horseflies and Deerflies) 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fantasia No. 3 in D minor, K. 397 

Johannes Brahms
Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5
Allegro maestoso • Andante espressivo • Scherzo (Allegro energico) • Intermezzo (Andante molto) • Finale (Allegro moderato ma rubato) 



Sergei Rachmaninov
Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Moderato • Adagio sostenuto • Allegro scherzando


Adopt a Musician
The presence of Jakub Kuszlik in Montreal
is generously supported by Sandra et Mark Nawacki



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