Janusz Piotrowicz

As a schoolboy, Janusz Piotrowicz made his piano concerto début in Windsor Castle with Rachmaninov 3, and his London recital début with Chopin's 2nd and 3rd Sonatas and the Brahms Paganini Variations. After winning the Nawrocki Prize for the most poetic interpreter in the 1975 Warsaw International Chopin Piano Competition, he launched his international career, giving up to 300 performances a year, and staging three-part epic recital programmes, which included Chopin’s Four Ballades, Four Scherzos and Twenty-four Preludes, as well as several cycles of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas and Concertos. In 1994 he performed to 5,000 people at the Chopin Memorial in Poland's capital, on the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising

Janusz is founder and conductor of L'Orchestre du Monde (Orchestra of the World, or LODM). His Royal Albert Hall series has included performances of Bach's Mass in B minor (with Chorale du Monde), Dvorak's New World Symphony, Tchaikovsky 5 and Beethoven 5. Other recent highlights include Tchaikovsky's Pathétique and Rachmaninov 2 with the Hallé, Mahler 1, Tchaikovsky 4 and Shostakovich 5 with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Brahms 1 and 4, Shostakovich 10 and Sibelius 1 with the Orchestra of Opera North, and the complete Beethoven Symphony Cycle with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London

He is also founder and artistic director of the Ripon International Festival of Music and the Arts (RIF). In 1986, he established The World Trust, which promotes and supports humanitarian causes across the globe

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Janusz is taking bookings for piano recitals

Janusz's current recital programmes comprise works of the great Romantic composer 

Frédéric François Chopin (1810–1849) SAMPLE PROGRAMME >>


"Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes,

it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art." - Frédéric Chopin

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Janusz, LODM & The World Trust charity,

The World Trust

The witnessing of human degradation and suffering - seen particularly on tours of Southern Africa, where he visited Soweto during the apartheid era - led Janusz to create The World Trust in 1987, which has supported over fifty causes in forty countries as a result of his concerts around the world

L'Orchestre du Monde

Janusz conducting the Royal Philharmonic

Created in 1987 from the world’s finest musicians, to promote and support humanitarian causes across the globe, Janusz conducts his Orchestra in annual London concerts. His Royal Albert Hall début with L’Orchestre du Monde and Chorale du Monde, in a performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor, was described as: ‘sublime … the finest within living memory’

Ripon International Festival

Ripon International Festival events at R

RIF is a three-week September festival, now in its twenty-first year, of which Janusz is Co-Founder and Artistic Director, which presents symphony, concerto and choral concerts in Ripon Cathedral and the Royal Hall, Harrogate, and extensive programmes of chamber music, jazz, folk, world music, drama, celebrity writers and puppetry, in a variety of historic and atmospheric venues in North Yorkshire