Lech Napierała

Pianist, chamber musician and accompanist, born in 1982 in Bydgoszcz. He graduated from Warsaw’s Chopin University of Music (piano with Andrzej Stefański and Krzysztof Jabłoński, chamber music with Barbara Halska) and from Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts (vocal accompaniment with David Lutz).

Napierała won the 3rd prize in the International Piano Duo Competition in Białystok (2002) and the 2nd prize in the Johannes Brahms International Competition in Pörtschach (2002).

He has performed in prestigious venues in Poland (incl. Warsaw Philharmonic, Teatr Wielki — the National Opera in Warsaw, NOSPR concert hall in Katowice), as well as throughout Europe (Austria, Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom), the United States, and in Asia (Singapore, China).

As a specialist in song accompaniment he has partnered such outstanding artists as Tomasz Konieczny, Olga Pasichnyk, Paul Schweinester, Monika Bohinec, and others.

His discography includes an album of piano duo pieces recorded with Aleksandra Szczęsno-wicz (2004), a solo CD of mazurkas by Chopin, Szymanowski and Maciejewski (2011), Dreams-cape — solo pieces and songs by Andrzej Panufnik and his daughter Roxanna (2014), and, with Tomasz Konieczny, Schubert’s Winterreise (2018).

Since 2013 Napierała has been a lecturer at Krakow’s Academy of Music, and since 2018 — at the Opera Academy of Teatr Wielki — the National Opera in Warsaw.

Phot. Marta Napierała
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