Martin Labazevitch

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Contestant 8 Martin Labazevitch is originally from Polen, but emigrated to America, where he has continued to spell-bind his audiences.

Praised by the critics for his lyricism, intensity of performance and virtuosity, pianist Martin Labazevitch has appeared on numerous concert stages and festivals in Europe, Israel, Japan and the United States. He is a recipient of diplomas and recognitions in many international piano competitions, such as the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition in Valencia, Takamatsu International Piano Competition, Cleveland International Piano Competition as well as numerous prizes and awards such as the Rina Menashe Award in Israel, the Kosciuszko Foundation scholarship in New York and the Harold Bauer Award for the most promising pianist at the Manhattan School of Music.

Mr. Labazevitch has appeared on WNYC, WQXR radio stations of New York and WFMT of Chicago as well as numerous radio and TV stations in Poland. As a soloist, he has worked with orchestras including Joven Orquesta Nacional de Espana, Rzeszow Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland, St.Kristoforo Kamernis Orkestras in Lithuania, New York Sinfonietta and TIPC Symphony Orchestra in Japan.

As an active chamber musician , Mr.Labazevitch is a founding member of the Paderewski Trio , an all-Polish ensemble that for the whole time of its existence has been coached by the late Isidore Cohen, of the Juilliard String Quartet and the Baux Arts Trio.

Here is a live clip from the Cleveland International Piano Competition 2009, where Martin performed Haydn”s  “Sonata in C major”.

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