Dr Wojciech Waldemar Wisniewski
pianist, author, pedagogue
Dr Wojciech Wisniewski is a pianist, pedagogue and author currently residing in Sydney, Australia. Born in Poland, Wojciech graduated from Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (Poland) shortly before arriving in Australia in 2004. After completing his Bachelor of Music in 2007 (Ist Class Honors) at Australian Institute of Music, he received Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney in 2015, as a recipient of ‘Bessie Cook Piano Award’. In 2011 he received a diploma from Ministry of Culture of the Polish Government for ‘exemplary achievements in the field of popularising music of Frederic Chopin.’
His teachers include Dr Krystyna Wojcik, Edward Wolanin, Bronislawa Kawalla, Dr Katarzyna Jankowska, Phillip Shovk and Natalia Sheludiakova. He participated in numerous masterclasses with such renowned artists as Andrzej Jasinski and Paul Lewis. After his arrival to Australia he performed as a soloist, chamber musician and with orchestra around the country and in New Zealand. In 2008 he was selected and performed at the Sydney International Piano Competition.
Wojciech is a devoted teacher and his other interests include psychology, history of piano performance styles, computers and web-design amongst many others.
In 2016, his book “Defining National Piano Schools – Perceptions and challenges” was published by ‘WWBooks Sydney’ and is currently available worldwide.