The Epoch Times, New York, 2013
Polish pianist Greg (Grzegorz) Niemczuk has already enjoyed a successful career having performed worldwide over the past 13 years. He has traveled the world and given more than 400 recitals and concerts in 31 different countries on all 6 continents. Admired for his sensitivity, poetry, beautiful sound and passionate virtuosity he became a favorite with audiences and critics alike especially in Europe, Asia and South America. In 2017 his interpretations of Chopin's music were placed by the National Polish Radio next to Martha Argerich, Maurizio Pollini and Adam Harasiewicz. His career has brought him to many important concert halls in the world including Carnegie Hall (Weill Hall), Steinway Hall in New York, Kioi Hall in Tokyo, Beijing Concert Hall in Beijing, Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, Teatro Sucre in Cuenca, Teatro Puccini in Milano, Teatro Civico in Vercelli, Busan Cultural Center in Busan, Teatro Sergio Cardoso in São Paulo, Yamaha Artist Services in Paris, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, and many others in cities such as Phoenix, Shanghai, Quito, Guayaquil, Arequipa, Addis-Abeba, Daegu, Porto Alegre, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Florianopolis, Oslo, Napoli, Trieste, Weimar, Leipzig, Sofia, Vilnius, Genève.
In the year 2017 Greg Niemczuk performed in Poland, Japan, Norway, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Tanzania. His solo debut performance in Tokyo in July 2017 was a spectacular success, described in the Chopin Magazine as the "performance with firm structure, and beautifully solid in expressing the essence of the story, virtuosity and agitation, transmitting the nuances of changing the light and shadow as well as the poetic tune of mind". He became a favorite of Japanese audience immediately, having been invited to another tours in August 2017, January, November 2018 and March, April 2019. His Carnegie Hall debut (with Chopin's 2nd Piano Concerto) was described by The Epoch Times as "full of fluidity, extremely wide dynamic range — from resounding fortissimos to whisper-soft pianissimos, variety of tone colors, and dazzling virtuosity". His future engagements include concert tours in Norway (October 2018, May 2019, October 2019), Japan (November 2018, March, April 2019, March 2020), South America (Spring 2019), China (June 2019).
Niemczuk's vast repertoire spans more than 200 solo pieces and 30 piano concerti ranging from the Baroque to the contemporary era. His particular specialty is the Romantic period. During the last few seasons Greg Niemczuk made his debuts as a soloist with numerous philharmonic orchestras, including Busan Philharmonic Orchestra (Grieg Piano Concerto), Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra (Ravel Piano concerto for the left hand and Wojciech Kilar 1st Piano Concerto), New York Concerti Sinfonietta (Chopin 2nd Piano Concerto), Tokyo Mozart Virtuoso Orchestra (Mozart Piano Concerto K. 537 "Coronation"), Polish Philharmonic Sinfonia Baltica (Tchaikovsky 1st Piano Concerto), The Silesian Philharmonics in Katowice (Liszt 2nd Piano Concerto), The Symphony Orchestra of Lower Silesia (Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor). He has performed as a soloist under the baton of such conductors as: Paul Hostetter, Mitsuyoshi Oikawa, José Flores, Fernando Gil, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Jerzy Salwarowski, Szymon Bywalec, Jan Wincenty Hawel, Dariusz Mikulski, Paweł Przytocki and many others.
Grzegorz Niemczuk is the prizewinner of many international piano competition, notably a winner of the 2013 International Carnegie Hall Concerto Debut Competition in New York City and the 40th National Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2010).
Mr. Niemczuk graduated with the highest distinction from K. Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of renowned Professor Józef Stompel (Prizewinner of Enescu Competition in Bucureşti and International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1960). Between 2009 and 2012 he stayed under the artistic care of teacher and mentor Jeffrey Swann (New York Steinhardt University). In 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 He continued his piano studies in New York City, Mannes College (International Keyboard Institute and Festival) where his teachers were such artists as Menahem Pressler (Indiana University), Philippe Entremont, Joaquín Achúcarro (Meadows School of the Arts), David Dubal (The Juilliard School), Jerome Rose (Mannes College), Choong-Mo Kang (The Juilliard School), and Yuan Sheng (Central Conservatory of Music – Beijing). He has also attended many masterclasses where he has collaborated with many great artists such as: Krystian Zimerman, Peter Donohoe, Arie Vardi, Angela Hewitt, Andrzej Jasiński, Alexey Orlovetsky, Dang Thai Son, Pietro de Maria, Claudio Martinez Mehner, Michel Béroff.
Grzegorz Niemczuk has received many honorable awards in his home country including from Prime Minister and the Ministry of Culture. In addition to his performing career he is also a dedicated pedagogue and currently serves on the piano faculty of the Silesian University in Katowice, Poland. In October 2017 he earned his PhD in Academy of Music in Wrocław, Poland. His students are winners of international piano competitions in Poland, Italy, Slovakia, Croatia and France. He is also invited to present masterclasses and lectures in many music universities including the Norges Musikkhøgskole in Oslo, University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway, Sapporo Conservatoire, Japan, Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianópolis, Brazil, Federal University in Porto Alegre, Brazil, The Nanyang Academy of Art in Singapore, The Edna Manley College of Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica, The Conservatory of Music in Lima, Peru, Universidad Católica in Quito, Ecuador.