Andrzej Karałow

Polish pianist, composer and improviser. He is currently an assistant lecturer at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Doctor of musical arts. He is a laureate of many national and international piano competitions. He performed in prestigious concert halls in the country and abroad, also with accompaniment of renowned orchestras like Warsaw Philharmonic or Sinfonia Varsovia. Equally successful as a composer, he is a prize winner of national and international composition competitions
(including Bartók+ Opera Festival in Hungary, K. Szymanowski International Composition Competition in Katowice, Ablaze Records call for electronic works). For 2018/19 season he was selected to work with London Philharmonic Orchestra during LPO Young Composers mentoring program, which resulted in premiere performance of his orchestral work “Veins” in Southbank Centre in London.
He has released two albums so far: “Wir” (The Vortex, 2018) – his first album which consists of freeimprovised electroacoustic works performed together in duo with music producer Jerzy Przeździecki and “After All” (2019) – a saxophone-piano recital with music of XX and XXI century recorded in duo with Spanish saxophonist Pablo Sánchez-Escariche Gasch (both albums released by Requiem Records).
His works are performed in country and abroad during concerts and festivals in USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Spain, Germany, France, Russia, Italy, Estonia and Hungary. Recordings of his works and several performances as a pianist were released on over 10 CD albums by Ablaze Records (USA), DUX Records, Chronicles of Warsaw Autumn and others. Laureate of several scholarships, including prestigious “Young Poland” Scholarship. Although classical music is the main field of his activity, he is also open to experiments in electronic and alternative genre, combining techniques and inspirations from various fields of art into his own, unique musical language.