Pianist and internationally acclaimed piano educator ADAM WIBROWSKI studied with professors Halina Czerny-Stefanska and her husband Ludwik Stefanski at Cracow Academy of Music
where he received his Masters Degree in piano performance. Later, Dr. Wibrowski followed his studies at Doctorate 3 Cycle at Sorbonne, Paris. His piano awards include: 1st Prize at the National Chopin Competition in Poland, Diploma de Honor at
Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona, Spain, and the First Prize at the Union Francaise des Artistes Musiciens, France. Mr. Wibrowski received also the MTNA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music and Music Studies (USA).
He has taught successively at Grenoble Conservatory, France, University of Southern California, USA, European Virtuosity Class, Netherlands, Katowice Superior Academy of Music, Poland, and Paris Conservatory, France, the latter continuously since 2000.
Mr. Wibrowski has taught master classes at major Universities and Conservatories in the USA (UCLA, Yale, Rice), Canada (McGill, U.B.C., Concordia), Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Italy, and China. He is also the founder and Artistic Director of Chopin Festival at Nohant, France; European Music Sessions, Netherlands; Liszt Piano Festival, Hungary and Austria Piano Summer, Vienna-Wiener Neustadt, and recently of Polish Music Piano Competition in Hamburg, Germany. Dr. Wibrowski is the President of Chopin Association in Nohant, France; Member of the Paderewski Association, Switzerland; Member of the Board of Directors of the Paderewski Music Society in Los Angeles; and the Director of the Program of the European Union Culture Commission: "Piano-European Cultures"
William Wellborn enjoys an active career as a pianist, teacher and lecturer, and has performed and lectured
widely on three continents. He received a MM (New England Conservatory) and DMA (University of Texas) in Performance, and a BM in Piano
Pedagogy (University of Texas), where his teachers included Gregory Allen, Patricia Zander, and Nancy Garrett, and two leaders in the field
of piano pedagogy- Amanda Vick Lethco and Martha Hilley. He has also received coaching from John Perry, Leon Fleisher, Karl-Heinz Kammerling,
Adam Wibrowski, Andrzej Jasinski, and Jerome Lowenthal. Guest artist appearances include the New Orleans Institute for the Performing Arts,
the Paderewski Festival, the American Liszt Society, the Great Romantics Festival in Hamilton, Canada, the Chopin chez George Sand festival de piano in Nohant, France, and the Tres Seculos de Piano series
in Rio de Janeiro. In 2004 he had the honor of presenting an all-Liszt program on Liszt's piano at Hofgartnerei Museum in Weimar, and in 2009 he presented a Haydn program at the composer's birthplace in Rohrau, Austria.
Orchestral appearances include the Austin Symphony, the Laredo Philharmonic, the San Antonio Symphony, the Redwoods Symphony, the Monterey Symphony, and the Sudeten Philharmonie in Walbrzych, Poland.
A scholar of historic musicians, from 1995-97 Wellborn hosted the KDFC radio program "Piano Legacy." A frequent adjudicator, he has served on the juries of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the San Jose International Piano Competition, and the California Music Teachers' Association. Since 1999 he has directed European musical tours exploring the lives and music of great composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Granados, Mendelssohn, and Ravel. Wellborn has served as an artist-teacher for the Masterclasses of Saint Malo (1998-2003), the Franz Liszt Summer Piano Academy in Sopron (2004-2007), and the Austrian International Piano Seminar and Festival (2008-2013) summer programs.
Wellborn is faculty member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music since 1989, His students frequently win top prizes in numerous state, national, and international piano competitions. Wellborn records for the Marco Polo and Cambria Master Recordings labels, and for more information on Mr. Wellborn’s upcoming activities please visit his website at www.williamwellborn.com