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A prize-winner of The Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano (1991), as well as F. Liszt’s International Piano Competition in Utrecht (1992) – so far, the only Polish winner of this prestigious competition. Zbigniew Raubo is also a laureate of The Karol Szymanowski Competition in Łodź (1987).
He graduated with honors from The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, where he mastered his skills under the guidance of famous teacher Prof. Andrzej Jasiński and later became his university assistant. Currently, he holds the title of Professor while teaching at Academy in Katowice.
Zbigniew Raubo has performed with all philharmonic orchestras in Poland (including Sinfonia Varsovia and NOSPR). He has over 30 compositions for piano and orchestra in his repertoire. He has performed at major music festivals, such, as The Chopin Festival in Vancouver, “Poolse Meesters” in Belgium, Campos do Jordao Festival in Brazil, Duszniki International Piano Festival, and Festiwal Pianistyki Polskiej in Słupsk.
He has recorded a number of compositions for phonographic companies in Poland and abroad, among others for: the Japanese division of Deutsche Grammophon, RCA as well as DUX, and Żuk Records.
As a chamber musician, he has had a chance to collaborate with: The Silesian String Quartet, The Wilanów Quartet, and The Camerata Quartet, but also with outstanding soloists, such as Bartłomiej Nizioł and Urszula Kryger. He is active pedagogically; besides his responsibilities at The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, he also gives various masterclasses for piano students and works as a consultant for music schools. As a Jury member, he participated in The Polish Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, International Chopin Competition in ASIA, and Paderewski International Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz.
Among his students, there are winners of various musical competitions, among others: The International Liszt Piano Competition in Wrocław, The Liszt Competition in Parma, The International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, but also The Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk, Karol Szymanowski International Competition in Katowice and many others.
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