Young Steinway Artist Harry Nowakowski-Fox is one of the most notable British Pianists of his generation. He has rapidly established an exciting career as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist, having performed internationally at concerts, competitions and chamber music festivals in Austria, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the United States. Most recently he gave his 2016 debut recital in Moscow performing works by Bach, Schumann & Chopin. Performances at prestigious London venues include St Martins in the Fields, Victoria and Albert Museum, Fairfield Halls, Steinway Hall and Wigmore Hall.
Of Polish and Finish descent Harry was born in the UK and started playing the piano at the age of 5. His progress was quickly noticed which led to being accepted to Chetham’s school of Music in Manchester at the age of 8 to study with the head of keyboard at the time, Nigel Pitceathly. Shortly afterwards he appeared on a television documentary about laying the technical foundations of piano playing for young students. When he was 13, he gave his concerto debut performing Grieg’s Piano concerto in A minor.
In 2003 Harry continued his studies with Ilana Davids at the Purcell School of Music and went on to gain a full scholarship at the Royal College of Music in London, under Yonty Solomon and Niel Immelman.
Major successes during this time include a live broadcast from New York´s Manhattan School of music for the 2008 Singapore Digital Media Festival, special prize at the Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition & 1st Prize in the concerto class at the Marlow Music Festival. Whilst at Trinity College of Music Harry won the opportunity to perform Chopin´s 1st piano concerto in the United States and was also the 2010 winner of the Derek Butler London prize, held in London´s Wigmore Hall.
Harry graduated as a Kendall-Taylor Scholar of the Masters in Performance course at the Royal College of Music in 2013, where he was studying under Professor Dina Parakhina. Shortly afterwards he was named as a Young Steinway Artist.
Since then he has won special prize at the Valletta International Piano competition and was also the 2015 Grand Prize winner at the Windsor International Piano Competition.
A keen chamber musician and concerto performer Harry collaborates regularly with talented instrumentalists in a wide-ranging variety of ensembles. A founding member of the Harry & Alisa Recital duo, with Cellist Alisa Liubarskaya, their most recent projects include a series of concerts in the UK and Greece as well as scheduled performances in Valetta, Paris & Rome for 2017.
This year Harry signed a 3-CD recording contract with the label KNS Classical. His first solo recording, an all Schumann disc, has recently been released.
With thanks to the following trusts & organizations for their support:
The Royal College of Music foundation Scholarship, the Michael Whittaker Scholarship, the Entwistle Gallery London, Trinity College of Music Masters Scholarship, the Derek Butler London Scholarship, the RCM Kendall-Taylor Scholarship, The GEMMA Classical Music Trust, Steinway & Sons.