Piotr Orzechowski, the person behind Pianohooligan, was born in 1990, but he has already gained significant awards. In 2011 received the Grand Prix at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Piano Solo Competition. That autumn, with his band High Definition, he won first prize in the young bands competition at the Belgian festival Jazz Hoeilaart.
Jazz pianist and composer.
Orzechowski found the lost spirit of jazz in Krzysztof Penderecki. The album Experiment: Penderecki is a tribute to the composer’s early works as well as a re-interpretation of his accomplishments for the grand piano and Rhodes electric piano. When performing those renditions, Pianohooligan pulls his pianos inside out – he plays directly on the strings, and adjusts the instrument for deep bass tones.
The hooligan of Polish piano music performs his music in all kinds of venues. He has played in the Presidential Palace, on the bank of Vistula River and at the Open’er Festival beach on the Baltic coast. If this continues, sonorism, with its new face, will recover its popularity from several decades ago - and contemporary music will not be associated solely with the philharmonic anymore.
2012 "Experiment: Penderecki" (Decca Classics)
2013 "Hopasa" z High Definition Quartet (EmArcy Records)
2013 "Bach Rewrite" z Marcinem Maseckim i Capellą Cracoviensis (Decca Classics)