Dr. Wojciech Kocyan

Dr. Wojciech Kocyan
Dr. Wojciech Kocyan

Dr. Wojciech Kocyan is an LMU Clinical Professor of Music and Artist in Residence who has wowed audiences around the world with his piano artistry, but his chosen home for the past two decades has been a classroom on the bluff. Hailing from Katowice, Poland, Kocyan strives to help young musicians master their crafts, while preparing them for careers in the competitive world of music.

Receiving his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California, Kocyan recalls practicing at the piano for upwards of 12 hours a day in his youth, but says that LMU’s music program aims to attract students who are seeking a broader musical education than one that just opens the doors to playing in Carnegie Hall.
 Recently, Gramophone magazine, widely considered the world’s most prestigious classical music journal, selected Kocyan’s recording of Prokofiev, Scriabin and Rachmaninoff as one of the 50 best classical recordings ever made, alongside such legends as Leonard Bernstein, Dietrich Fisher-Dieskau and Arthur Rubinstein, among others.

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