Artur Haftman is an internationally renowned concert pianist, widely acclaimed for his exceptional artistry and profound interpretation of Chopin's compositions, as acknowledged by music critics on a global scale. In the review for The Boston Musical Intelligencer, David Moran expressed his awe at the exquisite and mellifluous sound, along with the captivating approach Artur Haftman brings to his performances, comparable to the remarkable impact Murray Perahia had over four decades ago.
Born in Poland, Artur Haftman's passion for music was kindled under the guidance of his mother, Marzena Haftman, also a pianist herself. At the age of six, he embarked on his piano journey under the tutelage of Ewa Kubiak-Kubacka and Jolanta Reszelska, culminating in his debut performance with the Koszalin Youth Philharmonic Orchestra when he was merely eight years old.
Since his noteworthy orchestral debut, Artur has garnered a stellar reputation through triumphs in over 25 esteemed international competitions. Noteworthy achievements include securing prizes such as the Virtuosite II category in the Concours International De Piano Paris – ST. Maur Des Foses, alongside a prestigious accolade from the publishing house Combre in Paris in 2006. Furthermore, he achieved first place at the 7th Juliusz Zarebski International Music Competition in Lomianki/Warsaw in 2007, the 7th International Chopin Competition in Narva, Estonia in 2010, the 19th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth in Szafarnia in 2011, the 18th International Piano Competition in Palma de Mallorca in 2011, the International Chopin Piano Competition in Rzeszów in 2012, the International Music Competition "Musicaclassica" in Moscow, the "Gold Parnas" (The grand prize) at the International Piano Forum "Bieszczady bez granic" in Sanok in 2013, and the Laureate title at the 47th Polish Piano Festival in Slupsk in 2013. He has also been recognized with notable awards such as the prizewinner at the "Cesar Franck International Piano Competition" in Brussels in 2014, III International Piano Competition "Villa de Xàbia" in 2015. He was the esteemed recipient of the Gary and Eleanor Brass Scholarship at the Royal College of Music for the academic years 2019-2020, as well as the Carnwath Piano Scholarship, an honor exclusive to him among all pianists in the entire United kingdom for the period of 2020-2021.
While currently based in London, Artur Haftman's musical pursuits extend far beyond, as he captivates a global audience with his extraordinary aptitude and remarkable talent. His solo recitals have enraptured listeners across a diverse range of countries, including the United Kingdom, Poland, France, Lithuania, Italy, the United States, Slovakia, and Germany. He is highly honoured to have esteemed audience members including, HRH Duke of Kent, HRH Princess Alexandra, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, HRH Princess Michael of Kent, HRH Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia, Former Ambassador of Poland to the United Kingdom Arkady Rzegocki, Lord Frederick Windsor, Lady Campbell and more.
Moreover, Artur actively participates as a jury member in the London International Chopin Competition, of which he is a co-founder and the Artistic Director and serves as the Artistic Director of SIMA Classics, a preeminent classical music education company. This summer, Artur is scheduled to conduct a Masterclass and perform in Seoul, South Korea, further enriching the global stage with his exceptional musicality.