Ognisko Polskie invites all kids and parents to Musical Moments for Children. This month Artur Haftman will play the piano. There will be free delicious Donuts for all donated by Polish Bakery. The event is sponsored by Dr. Gabriela Mercik.
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Pianist Artur Haftman was born in Poland in 1994 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 prestigious Kenneth and Violet Scott Award. He is also supported by the Chopin Society in London, Talent Unlimited Musical Charity and “Konfraternia Artystów Polskich”.
Artur has participated in masterclasses with renowned pianists such as Russell Sherman and Janina Fialkowska.
Artur is the winner of numerous international competitions including First Prize in the International Music Competition “Musicaclassica” in Moscow (2012), 7th International Chopin Competition in Narva – Estonia (2010), “Gold Parnas” (The Grand Prize) at International Piano Forum “Bieszczady bez granic” in Sanok (2013).
He made his début performance with an orchestra at the age of eight and then when sixteen performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 2.
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.
Artur is known to play for numerous charitable concerts as his contribution to philanthropy.