Karol Radziwonowicz - a pianist regarded by many critics as "a torchbearer for the Chopin/Paderewski tradition".Graduate with highest honours by The Fryderyk Chopin National Music Academy in Warsaw, perfected his skills under George Sebok at the Indiana University in Bloomington.
Radziwonowicz has been the first in the history of world recordings to record all of piano works of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, a feat rewarded by French critics (Diapason). For many years, he hass been performing with the famous orchestras, working with such conductors as Jerzy Maksymiuk, Antoni Wit, Kazimierz Kord, Jan Krenz, Nikolai Alexeyev and others. He is involved in many well-known international music festivals (Paris, Moscow, San Francisco, Berlin, Tokyo and Lima and in many other cities).
His artistic journeys lead through all continents, and as a soloist he has performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, Festspielehaus in Salzburg, the Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Kitara Concert Hall in Sapporo, Ikebukuro Art Center in Tokyo, Hermitage St. Petersburg and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing.
In 2005 and 2010 Karol Radziwonowicz served as a juror of the 15th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition.
In February 2010 his CD record with the Chopin music flown to Space aboard the Space Shuttle STS-130 Endeavour.
Bringing Chopin to Space, the mission commander col. George D. Zamka and the crew of Endeavour paid a tribute to the greatest Polish composer on the 200 anniversary of his
The record became a soundtrack of the film "Fryderyk Chopin - The Space Concert" made by Polish film director Adam Ustynowicz.
Karol Radziwonowicz is the president of I.J. Paderewski International Society for Polish Music in Warsaw.