Born in Poland in 1987 Przemek Dembski is a concert pianist, chamber musician and piano teacher currently based in London – UK. After graduating with distinction from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (Poland) he moved to UK and became a postgraduate student at the Royal College of Music in London. In 2010-2012 he was following the Master’s Programme in Performance course, studying with professor Niel Immelman (in the year 2010/2011 studied with Kevin Kenner). Przemek was generously supported by the Royal College of Music Scholarship.
As a flexible musician Przemek is interested in many various aspect of piano playing including classical solo and chamber performance, jazz improvisation, composition and preparing piano arrangements.
It’s certainly a huge passion and unleashed imagination which make Przemek’s interpretations specific and unique. But these are followed and organised by inquisitive analysis of the score and thorough intellectual preparation and research including all historical, cultural, scientific and stylistic references. The balance between the huge variety of colours, moods and emotions and perfectly logical and natural narration is the highest goal he wants to achieve while preparing his interpretations.
Prizes, performances and awards:
Przemek’s performances have take him to many European countries and venues as a laureate and participant of many competitions and festivals both for solo and chamber musicians. The most important appearances included: Steinway Hall and Royal Albert Hall – Elgar Room, St Martin in the Fields, St. James’s Piccadilly in London, Polish Cultural Institute in Madrid, Polish Cultural and Social Institute in London, Conservatorie de Paris and many others.
As a solo performer and chamber musician Przemek performed on the masterclasses with many famous pianists such as Joseph Banovetz, Bruno Canino, Therese Fahy, Kevin Kenner, Aleksei Orlovetsky, Dhang Thai Son, Anthony Spiri, Joseph Stanford, Adam Wodnicki also participating in the courses led by Mitsuko Uchida, Alfred Brendel and John Lill.
Przemek is a holder of many prestigious awards and prizes both in Poland and UK. The most important include: The Audience Prize – St. Martin Chamber Music Competition- London 2013, The Royal College of Music Scholarship (2009, 2010), The Managing Director’s Special Award – Jaques Samuel Piano Competition(2012), The 1st place and The Philip Carne Foundation Prize – RCM Competition “Ensemble with Piano”, The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship (2009), The Polish Prime Ministry Scholarship (2004, 2005, 2006) and many others. Because of his interest of influence that history of musical styles has on interpretation, Przemek is also a prize-winner of two Polish theory of music competitions.
Apart from performing actively as a soloist, Przemek is also extremely active as chamber musician. His interest in the chamber music performance resulted in establishing A Piacere Piano Trio (with violinist Barbara Dziewiecka and cellist Anne Chauveau) in 2010. The ensemble is currently based in the Royal College of Music in London and performs in many renowned venues both in UK and in Poland and is regularly receiving coachings from famous performers such as Kevin Kenner and Ani Schnarch.
A Piacere’s interpretations are always highly acclaimed by the audience mainly because of their strong expressive values always supported by the deep understanding of the style, coming from analysis of the score, composers language and historical factors.