Adjudicator: 1995, 1998, 2011
Born in 1936, Andrzej Jasinski studied with Prof. Markiewicz at the Katowice Conservatory, graduating with honors in 1959, and with Prof. Tagliaferro in Paris (1960-61). First prize winner at the Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona in 1960, he made his debut in 1961 with the RAI Orchestra in Turin, Italy. Since then he has appeared throughout Europe, Japan and South America, and has made several recordings with the National Polish Radio Symphony. Pedagogy being his prime dedication, in 1961 he began teaching at the Music Academy in Katowice and headed its Piano Department for 23 years. Between 1979-82 he taught at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart and is currently giving interpretation courses the world over, among others at the Mozarteum Summer Music Academy in Salzburg, the Piano Academy Incontri col Maestro in Imola, Italy, and Wiener Meisterkurse in Vienna.
For his artistic and pedagogic achievements, the Polish Minister of Arts and Culture has awarded him special prizes, including the Medal of National Education (2002). Since 1975, he has served on the Jury of major international piano competitions, among them Queen Elisabeth, Margurite Longue, Rubinstein, Tchaikovsky, Leeds, Van Cliburn and the Chopin Competition in Warsaw, where in 2000 and 2005 he was chairman of the Jury.