Pianist Artur Haftman was born in Poland and is currently studying for a Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music in London with Professor Dmitri Alexeev. At the same time he is studying at the La Schola Cantorum in Paris with Professor Maurizio Moretti. He began playing the piano at the age of seven studying with Ewa Kubiak-Kubacka and later with Jolanta Reszelska. At the Royal College of Music he is the recipient of the Kenneth and Violet Scott Award. He is also supported by Drake Calleja Trust and Talent Unlimited.
Artur has participated in masterclasses with renowned pianists such as Russell Sherman, Hung-Kuan Chen, Alexander Korsantia, Mikhail Voskresensky, Andrzej Jasinski, Janina Fialkowska, Viera Nosina, Andzrej Tatarski, Phiilipe Giusiano and Kevin Kenner.
Artur is the winner of numerous international competitions including First Prize in the International Music Competition “Musicaclassica” in Moscow (2012), 16th International Piano Festival in Druskininkai in Lithuania (2011), International Piano Competition in Palma de Mallorca (2011), 7th International Chopin Competition in Narva – Estonia (2010), Concours International De Piano Paris – ST. Maur Des Foses (2006). He is laureate of “Villa de Xabia International Piano Competition” in Xabia – Spain, “Cesar Franck International Piano Competition” in Brussels (2014), 10th International Piano Competition “Arthur Rubinstein im memoriam” in Bydgoszcz (2014), “Gold Parnas” (The grand prize) at International Piano Forum “Bieszczady bez granic” in Sanok (2013).
He made his concerto debut at the age of eight with the Koszalin Youth Symphony Orchestra with which he has subsequently performed twice. At the age of sixteen he performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 2 with symphonic orchestra under Mykola Diadura, the Artistic Director of Szczecin Philharmonic, during the Chopin’s Festival of Szczecin in 2010. He was invited to perform with acclaimed polish soprano Malgorzata Walewska following his performances during the Piano Forum “Bieszczady bez granic” in Sanok in 2012.
Artur Haftman has presented solo recitals across the UK, Poland, France, Estonia, Lithuania and Slovakia. He recently performed in Steinway Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St Mary’s Perivale in London and in Delbridge Hall in Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Boston. His recent projects included duo recital in Italy with violinist Sania Lin.
NewsArtur Haftman received Jellinek Prize after winning Guildford Concerto Competition.
Artur Haftman’s Attack of Beauty
Second Prize and an Audience Award in the Music Club of London Competition
1st October – Recital in the Polish Hearth Club in London
3rd October – Recital in Stargard in Poland
5th November – Recital in the Culture Centre in Stargard in Poland
14th November – Recital in Polish Hearth Club in London