Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski
126 McCain Auditorium
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. In 1993, he won the Naftzger Young Artist Award and was the Naftzger Piano Division Winner. 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 soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Dobrzański often performs in Asia, Europe, South America, and throughout the United States and Canada.
Under the London (United Kingdom) based Acte Prealable label, Dr. Dobrzanski has released several critically acclaimed CD albums of previously unknown piano repertoire by Maria Szymanowska (complete piano music), Anton de Kontski, and Wiktor Labunski (complete piano music). He has also recorded solo and chamber music for Polish Radio and Television in Warsaw, Poland.
Dr. Dobrzanski's former piano students are currently pursuing artistic and academic careers all over the world, across North and South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Many have become highly successful soloists and chamber musicians, often while serving simultaneously on the music faculties of colleges, music conservatories, and community music schools