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Bartłomiej Kokot

He was born on 16th January 2001 in Łódź. He started learning to play the piano at the age of 7. He graduated with honors from the S. Wiechowicz State Music School in Cracow in the piano class of MA Alicja Migielska and in 2020 M. Karłowicz State Secondary Music School in Katowice in the piano class of prof. Beata Bilińska. In addition, from 2018 to 2020, he studied at the Staatliche Hochschule Fur Kunst und Musik in Mannheim(Germany) in the piano class of prof. Wolfram Schmitt – Leonardy. Since 2020, he has been studying at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in the piano class of prof. Beata Bilińska.

He is a laureate of many piano competitions, where he received following awards: 

  • –  2nd prize at the 23rd International Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Szafarnia (June 2015) 
  • –  3rd prize at the 12th National Piano Festival „Chopin’s young rendition ” in Konin – Żychlin (November 2015) 
  • –  1st prize at the International Piano Competition „Peace and Music – Russia – Poland” in Pietrozavodsk, Russia (May 2016) 
  • –  3rd prize at the International Piano Competition „Brescia Classica” in Brescia – Italy (August 2019) 
  • –  3rd prize in the ’’D” category at ’’Music Alive’’ – the First International Piano Competition 2020 OnLine organized by the World Piano Teachers Association and the Institute of Music of the University of Silesia (July 2020) 
  • –  Winner of the ’’Young’s stage” at the 54th Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk (September 2020) 


Moreover, in the school year 2015/2016 he received a scholarship from the National Children’s Fund, and in the years 2016-2018 he was a scholar of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. 

He has performed in Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, South Africa, Russia, Hungary and Italy. He collaborated with numerous orchestras. Among them were: Silesian Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Silesian Philharmonic, Sinfonietta Cracovia. He participated in many music festivals, such as: 7th International Music Festival ’’Emanation’’, Chopin Picnics at the Gorzów Philharmonic”, 13th National Festival of August Talents Promotion, Young Laureates of Music Competitions, Chopin en Vacances and 8th International Paderewski’s Festival. In June 2023 he gave a performance with Tomasz Konieczny in Polish Consulate in New York.