Piotr Scholz

guitarist / composer / conductor

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Piotr Scholz – guitarist / composer / conductor

,,While working together, I discovered Piotr Scholz's extraordinary instrumental skills, as well as his unquestionable proficiency in composition and arrangement. His unusual, unique approach to music inspires my deepest respect''.
Włodek Pawlik

Piotr Scholz (born 1991) is a guitarist, composer and conductor. 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 Fruit on Mladi Ladi Jazz Festival in Prague, Grand Prix on 18th National Contest of Jazz and Blues Bands, as well as 3rd place on 2nd International Jazz  Composition Contest during Silesian Jazz Festival. Has been honoured with many prestigious awards, such as The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Award, The Ministry of Science and Higher Education Grant Programme, Artistic Grant Programme from City of Poznań and Young Poland Grant Programme.

He has been performing repeatedly on the same stage with the brightest stars on the polish music scene, for instance: Zbigniew Wodecki, Ewa Bem, Hanna Śleszyńska, Jacek Wójcicki, Stan Borys, Bogusław Mec, Krzysztof Piasecki, Marcin Daniec, Katarzyna Jamróz, Katarzyna Zielińska, Krzysztof Tyniec, Janusz Szrom, Katarzyna Rościńska, but also with Elena Xanthoudakis, Paul Featherstone, Mary Carewe, Lance Ellington, Carl Davis.

He has been collaborating with Włodek Pawlik, Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, Big Stan Band and Grit Ensamble.
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 achievments, he is engaged in recording, performing and composing activities. He is dynamic and creative guitarist. Also, he conducts groups and big bands.

Selected achievmets:

AWARDS:

  • Era Jazzu Prize - Era Jazzu Festival 2017
  • Grand Prix - Krokus Jazz Festival 2016
  • JazzPress Award - Jazz Wolności 2016
  • Finalist of the Concorso Internazionale di Arrangiamento Compsizione Per Orchestra Jazz - Barga Jazz Festival 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
  • 1st 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

Grants and other achievments:

  • 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 achievments 2014/2015
  • Award of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for outstanding artistic achievments 2013