Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski
McCain Auditorium 126
A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, Sławomir Dobrzański teaches applied piano, chamber music, and piano literature. He joined the K-State music faculty in 2005. Between 2009 and 2013 he served as the Chair of the Keyboard Division at K-State. He is a graduate of the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland, and the University of Connecticut. While in Connecticut, he was a student of the distinguished American pianist Neal Larrabee. Prior to his appointment at K-State, Dr. Dobrzański was a member of music faculties at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and the University of Rhode Island.
As a pianist and pedagogue, Dr. Dobrzański performs, teaches and lectures in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and throughout the United States and Canada. He is experienced in leading Study Abroad groups to Europe, where they visit sites connected to lives and work of celebrated composers. Among Dr. Dobrzański’s recent CD releases are a multi-disc recording of complete piano music by Maria Szymanowska (1789-1831) and a world-premiere CD of piano music by Anton de Kontski (1817-1899), both published under the London-based label Acte Prealable. Aspiring pianists from Dr. Dobrzański’s studio frequently receive awards and honors at local, state, regional, and international competitions.