Milton Keynes City Orchestra
Friday 15 June 2018
It is rare to find to two symphonies in the same programme ,so, for Mozart to open and Haydn to close is a real treat.
The concert surprise will be the soloist and their music. MKCO, though their partnership with Yamaha, will showcase the talent of the winner of the 2018 Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe scholarship.
This year’s winner is Piotr Dec.
Piotr Dec is currently studying modern clarinet with Mark van de Viel and Angela Malsbury as a scholar of Master of Music program at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London. In 2017, Piotr has completed Bachelor of Music (Hons) at the Royal College of Music in London (RCM), where he studied modern clarinet with Janet Hilton and Barnaby Robson, as well as classical clarinet with Prof. Colin Lawson CBE and Dr. Ingrid Pearson, generously supported by the Worshipful Company of Musicians and Concordia Foundation.
In March this year, Piotr won prestigious international award of Yamaha Music for Europe 2018, as well as the special prize. He is a recipient of the R.C. Wyse Bequest Award and a laureate of the Solo Woodwind Competition (2017), held at the RCM, where he won the main Clarinet Prize. Together with soprano Jennifer Coleman, he was also in the final of National English Song Competition (2017).
Most recently he made his professional debut playing solo in the Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Room. He recorded works of Errollyn Wallen for the BBC Radio 3 and he has appeared playing solo at the London Contemporary Music Festival, London Summer Exhibition in Royal Academy of Arts and also featured playing solo on a recording for Chinese Berita Global television (BGT).
He began his musical training in Wroclaw, Poland, with Mieczyslaw Stachura, professor of Karol Lipinski’s Academy of Music in Wroclaw, gaining a diploma with the highest distinction.
Piotr regularly plays with Arch Sinfonia, Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra and In-Tune Orchestra.
For more information about Piotr, please visit: piotrdec.wix.com/piotrdec