Dr. Wojciech Wisniewski

Academic Lecturer

Dr. Wojciech Wisniewski is a pianist, pedagogue and author currently residing in Sydney, Australia. Born in Poland, Wojciech graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (Poland) shortly before arriving in Australia in 2004.

After completing his Bachelor of Music in 2007 (First Class Honours) at the Australian Institute of Music, he received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he was awarded the Bessie Cook Piano Award. In 2011 he received a diploma from the Polish Government Ministry of Culture, for ‘exemplary achievements in the field of popularising the music of Frederic Chopin.’ 

Wojciech’s teachers include Dr Krystyna Wojcik, Edward Wolanin, Bronislawa Kawalla, Dr Katarzyna Jankowska, Phillip Shovk and Natalia Sheludiakova. He has also participated in numerous masterclasses with such renowned artists as Andrzej Jasinski and Paul Lewis. After his arrival to Australia he performed as a soloist, chamber musician and with orchestra around the country and in New Zealand. In 2008 he was selected and performed at the Sydney International Piano Competition. 

Wojciech’s philosophy for teaching and learning excellence is to provide equal opportunities to all. This is demonstrated in his teaching and supervising roles through his focus on providing all students with the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential and prepare them for careers as professional musicians. He focuses on each student’s ability to deliver artistic expression in a professional public setting.

Wojciech is innovative in his approach to teaching and learning, implementing the most recent academic findings into areas such as memorisation (using various types of memory, memory techniques, with particular attention to suit those techniques to individual students’ capabilities and talents), sight-reading (employing modern technology such as sight-reading with the audio of pre-recorded pieces, video recordings of performances), and using the most up-to-date approach to teaching techniques, with particular attention to students’ physical wellbeing (combining some of the research in physiology of a human body in the context of performance, some of the techniques leading to recovery of students who already experience issues with their technique). 

In 2016, Wojciech’s book Defining National Piano Schools – Perceptions and Challenges was published by WwBooks Sydney and is currently available through Amazon.

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