Bio

Aleksander Dębicz is one of the most versatile pianists and composers. A native of Poland, he has toured both at home and abroad in numerous countries and has 3 albums and numerous compositions to his name.A graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw studying piano under Prof. Elżbieta Tarnawska, he perfected his skills in International Master Classes working under the direction of world-renowned pianists and educators including Robert Levin, Andras Schiff, Andrea Bonatta, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and Aleksei Orłowiecki.

Dębicz’s unique style includes improvisations on original music, often combining this with the repertoire of classic masters. His original works are innovative, wide ranging in style and unforgettable.

His debut album in 2015, "Cinematic Piano" (Warner Classics) features 12 of his own compositions inspired by the art of film. Such music is one of his passions and he subsequently has composed music for films, radio plays and theatre. His collaborations in this genre include the Polish Theatre in Warsaw and The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Krakow. In 2019 Dębicz won an award at the Dwa Teatry Festival for the best original music which he wrote and performed for Magdalena Wleklik’s adaptaion for radio of Tolstoy’s classic “Anna Karenina”, directed by Katarzyna Michałkiewicz.

In 2017 Dębicz released his second album together with the cellist Marcin Zdunik.“Bach Stories” (Warner Classics), a double album featuring both original Bach chamber works and improvisations inspired by them. The project was the product of a long collaboration between the two during which many pieces were developed through the same process. The album was nominated for the Fryderyk 2018 award.

Other notable collaborations include that with saxophonist and composer Szymon Nidzworski with whom Dębicz crafted the hauntingly beautiful soundtrack to the film “Dotknięcie”, released in 2018.

In 2018, he released his third album "Invention" (Warner Classics). On the album, Dębicz showcases his interpretation of a set of J.S. Bach Inventions and Sinfonias, plus some original compositions, inspired by Bach and hip hop music. The album, which received enthusiastic reviews, was nominated for 2019 Fryderyk award.

In April 2019, a new track by Dębicz was released, "The Union", composed to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of Poland's accession to the European Union.

During his career Dębicz has won numerous awards, most notably:
1st place and a special prize for the best performance of Bach's works at the 15th international J.S. Bach piano competition in Gorzów Wielkopolski and Frankfurt (Oder) (2000), a special prize for the best performance of sonatas by Haydn at the 10th international piano competition in Bremen in Germany (2005), a special prize at the international music contest in Bucharest Romania (2006). Dębicz was a finalist at the International Piano Competition in Kitzingen, Germany (2003) and semifinalist at the 8th I.J. Paderewski International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (2010). In 2013, eclipsing the competition, he won the Transatlantyk Instant Composition Contest, the only one in the world contest in simultaneous film improvisation.