Piotr Scholz – guitarist / composer / conductor
Piotr Scholz (born 1991) is a guitarist, composer, conductor and lecturer at the Institute of Instrumental Jazz Performance at the Academy of Music in Łódź. He is also a winner of many prominent awards, such as Grand Prix of Lotos Jazz Festival, 17th Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa, Grand Prix of Jazz nad Odrą, Grand Prix of Jazz Fruit on Mladi Ladi Jazz Festival in Prague, Grand Prix on 18th National Contest of Jazz and Blues Bands, as well as 3rd and 1st place on International Jazz Composition Contest during Silesian Jazz Festival. Has been honoured with many prestigious scholarships, such as The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Grant Programme, The Ministry of Science and Higher Education Grant Programme, Artistic Grant Programme from City of Poznań and Young Poland Grant Programme.
He has been collaborating with Jean Luc-Ponty, Stanley Jordan, Caroline Davis, Włodek Pawlik and Leszek Możdżer.
His author's projects are the following: Weezdob Collective, Piotr Scholz Sextet and PJPOrchestra.
Piotr Scholz being still a young musician, has already accomplished many artistic achievements, he is engaged in recording, performing and composing activities. He is dynamic and creative guitarist. Also, he conducts groups and big bands.
- Medal Młodej Sztuki 2021 Prize - Głos Wielkopolski
- 1st prize - 7th International Jazz Composition Contest 2020
- 2nd place - B-Jazz Burghausen 2019
- Grand Prix – Jazz nad Odrą 2018
- Jazz Forum Prize – Jazz nad Odrą 2018
- Era Jazzu Prize – Era Jazzu Festival 2017
- Grand Prix – Krokus Jazz Festival 2016
- JazzPress Award – Jazz Wolności 2016
- 3rd place – Jazz nad Odrą 2016
- 1st prize– Blue Note Poznań Competition 2015
- 3rd place – 2nd International Jazz Composition Contest 2015
- Grand Prix – Contest of Jazz and Blues Bands in Gdynia 2015
- I prize – Jazz Fruit/ Mladi Ladi Festival 2015
- 3rd place – Czech Jazz Contest 2015
- Grand Prix – Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa 2015
- 3rd place - Krokus Jazz Festival 2014
- 2nd place - Rck Pro Jazz 2014
- 1st prize in the Discovered by Good Time Radio Contest in the category of Jazz/Acid Jazz with the Uluru Band
- Grand Prix – Niemen Non Stop 2012
- Award - Rck Pro Jazz 2010
- 1st prize - Tarnów Jazz Contest 2008
- Artistic Scholarship of the Marshal of the Wielkopolska Province 2019
- Creative Scholarship of the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship 2018
- Young Poland Grant Programme 2016
- Artistic Grant Programme from City of Poznań 2015
- The Ministry of Science and Higher Education Grant Programme for outstanding artistic achievements 2014/2015
- Award of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for outstanding artistic achievements 2013