Pianist Artur Haftman was born in Poland and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Music at the Royal College of Music in London with Professor Dmitri Alexeev. At the same time he is studying at the La Schola Cantorum in Paris with Professor Maurizio Moretti. He began playing the piano at the age of seven studying with Ewa Kubiak-Kubacka and later with Jolanta Reszelska. At the Royal College of Music he is the recipient of the RCM Foundation Scholarship. He has received several awards, including The Scholarship of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Award of the Mayor of Stargard Szczecinski, and the Award of the National Fund for Children.
Artur has participated in masterclasses with renowned pianists such as Mikhail Voskresensky, Andrzej Jasinski, Janina Fialkowska, Viera Nosina, Andzrej Tatarski, Phiilipe Giusiano, Kevin Kenner, Jaroslaw Drzewiecki, Alberto Nose.
Artur is the winner of numerous international competitions including First Prize in the International Music Competition “Musicaclassica” in Moscow (2012), 16th International Piano Festival in Druskininkai in Lithuania (2011), International Piano Competition in Palma de Mallorca (2011), 7th International Chopin Competition in Narva – Estonia (2010), Concours International De Piano Paris – St. Maur Des Foses (2006). He is laureate of “Villa de Xabia International Piano Competition” in Xabia – Spain, “Cesar Franck International Piano Competition” in Brussels (2014), 10th International Piano Competition “Arthur Rubinstein im memoriam” in Bydgoszcz (2014), “Gold Parnas” (The grand prize) at International Piano Forum “Bieszczady bez granic” in Sanok (2013).
He made his concerto debut at the age of eight with the Koszalin Youth Symphony Orchestra with which he has subsequently performed twice. At the age of sixteen he performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 2 with symphonic orchestra under Mykola Diadura, the Artistic Director of Szczecin Philharmonic, during the Chopin’s Festival of Szczecin in 2010. He was invited to perform with acclaimed polish soprano Malgorzata Walewska following his performances during the Piano Forum “Bieszczady bez granic” in Sanok in 2012.
Artur Haftman has presented solo recitals across the UK, Poland, France, Estonia, Lithuania and Slovakia. He recently performed in Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, and his current projects include the complete Chopin works for cello and piano with cellist Kuan-Yin Lin. His recent performances include his debut recital in Steinway Hall in November 2015.