Sławomir Cierpik

He was born in 1968 in Debica, where he began his music education. Later he has moved to Cracow and completed his studies at the Academy of Music with Tadeusz Zmudzinski (piano) and Maria Szmyd - Dormus (chamber music), graduating with honours. Since then, he hasˇstudied further with Ryszard Bakst (Duszniki and Poznan), The Wiener Schubert - Trio (Vienna) and in Weikersheim (Germany). H e took part in many national competitions and recitals, winning awards in Gorzów Wielkopolski and Szczecin. In 1992, as a member of a piano trio, he was a runner up at The Mozart Chamber Music Competition and Symposium in Cracow and again, at The 11th Chamber Music Competition in Lodz. He also won The Chamber Music Competition in Weikersheim and was awarded a gold medal at The Primus Inter Pares Competition, sponsored by The Mayor of Cracow. He has been concertising extensively in Poland, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy and France. At present he is a member of The Chamber Music Department at The Cracow Academy of Music.