The piano was for Krauze his foundation and point of departure.

He studied piano performance thoroughly and made his debut as an excellent pianist, fully aware of the tradition in which his art was rooted. This awareness can already be clearly sensed in his early pieces. Later the piano became one of the many instruments in his armoury, albeit always situated in the very center. The patrons of Krauze's piano music are Debussy and Ravel, as well as Satie.

The composer seems to have a special affinity for French piano aesthetics, with an ancestry traced to the harpsichord and Chopin.



Refrain, M. Matsunaga - fortepian, Yokohama ISCM Music Days

Pianist Selected reviews

Zygmunt Krauze is one of the few composers performing his own compositions.


Composer Selected reviews

Zygmunt Krauze's works has been appreciated by critics all over the world.


MEDIA Press and interviews

About the art, the sensitivity and distinctive style of music has been written a lot.