Lucas Krupinski is the winner of the 7th International Piano Competition in San Marino and all of the contest prizes - The Audience Award, The Music Critics Award and The Orchestra Award (2016). He was also a Finalist of the International Competition of Ferruccio Busoni in Bolzano in 2017 and the winner of International Piano Competitions in Aachen (2016) and Hannover (2015).
In October 2015, as a semi-finalist, Lucas found himself in the prestigious group of the best 20 pianists of The 17th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw.
His debut album Espressione has just been nominated for the International Classical Music Awards 2018 in the Solo instrument – other nominess include: Krystian Zimerman, Evgeny Kissin and Maurizio Pollini and received excellent press reviews (e.g. Gramophone, Pizzicato, MDR Kultur, Radio France, Radio Luxembourg).
Lucas Krupinski has given numerous concerts in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Belgium, France, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, China, South Korea, Japan, Australia and the USA.
His upcoming concerts in 2018 include performances with Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Youth Orchestra of Americas, Santander Orchestra,Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra.
Twice Lucas has been a laureate of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prize for remarkable artistic accomplishments (2013, 2014), The Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship (2015) and The Krystian Zimerman Foundation Scholarship (2015). In 2016 he was honoured with a Commemorative Medal of Frederic Chopin University of Music in recognition of his artistic achievements. In 2018 he had received support from the Talent Unlimited UK for pursuing his piano studies in London.
Lucas has also won numerous prestigious prizes and awards at international piano competitions, including the Stanislaw Moniuszko International Competition of Slavic Music in Minsk, Belarus, 2011 (First Prize and Special Award), the 2nd Chopin Siberian International Piano Competition in Tomsk, 2013 (Grand Prix and two Special Awards), Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship Competition 2014 (First Prize).
Born in 1992 in Warsaw, Poland, Lucas began piano lessons at the age of 5. Lucas graduated with a “Magna cum Laude” distinction from the Frederick Chopin University of Music in Warsaw under the supervision of Professor Alicja Paleta-Bugaj and Dr. Konrad Skolarski. Currently he has been a student of Professor Arie Vardi at Hannover University of Musik, Drama and Media. From September 2018 he will pursue his piano studies at the Royal College of Music in London in the class of Professor Dmitry Alexeev.