Tanaka- Dziurbiel Piano Duo
Chiemi Tanaka (Japan) and Krzysztof Dziurbiel (Poland) perform as Piano Duo since 2016.
They play many concerts in Poland, Austria, and Italy. Also performed at international music festivals.
In March 2019 they were invited to take part in the ''Zusammenspiel'' project at the
The University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, where they recorded for Radio ORF II Suite for two pianos by S. Rachmaninov.
In May the same year, they were invited to perform in Musikverein Graz. Soon after that Tanaka Dziurbiel Duo represented their University at ''Take
Six'' meeting in Linz. It is an exchange concert of all the biggest Music Universities in Austria. Duo performed during Festival ''Days of modern piano music'' in Graz in June 2021
Tanaka Dziurbiel Piano Duo received many prizes at the international music competitions:
In the years 2016 and 2017, they received 2nd prize at the Martha Debelle Competition in Piano Duo category (1st prize not awarded) in Graz (Austria), and in
2018 they won 1st prize in the same competition.
• In 2017:
• 2nd prize in piano four-hands category at 5th International Piano Competition ''Città di
San Donà di Piave'' (Italy)
• 1st prize in chamber music category at 20th International Music Competition ''Val
• 2nd prize (1st prize not awarded) in piano four-hands category at 5th International Piano
Competition ''ISCHIA'' (Italy)
• 2nd prize at Grand Prize Virtuoso recordings Competition in Salzburg in
chamber music category (Austria)
• 1st prize in chamber music category at 29th European Music Competition ''Citta di
• 2nd prize in chamber music category at 2nd International Music Competition ''Citta di
• 2nd prize in chamber music category at the Oskar Rieding International Competition for
Young Musicians in Celje (Slovenia) as well as concert engagements
• 2nd prize in chamber music category at the International Competition "Luigi Zanuccoli"
Savignano sul Rubicone (Italy)
• Finalist at International Music Competition “Classic Pure Vienna” (Austria)
• 1st absolute prize in Piano four hands and two pianos category at 5th Danubia Talent
International Music Competition (Hungary) as well as concert engagements
• Silver prize in Piano four hands category at Music and Stars Awards Competition
• 1 st prize at 3rd AEMC International Chamber Music Competition (Italy) as well as press
release, CD production prize, and invitation to perform during "Virtuose e Virtuosi in
Virtual" Festival in November 2021
• 1 st prize at 3rd ''Wiener Klassiker'' Danubia Talents International Online Music
• Finalists of Cadenza Contest in chamber music category (Italy)
• 2nd prize at ISCART International Music Competition (Switzerland)
• 1st Prize at 8th International Piano Competition Smederevo (Serbia)
• 2nd prize and Special prize at International Instrumental and Vocal Performance Contest
• Gold Award at 3rd World Piano Teachers Association Finland International Piano
• 2nd Prize at International Music Competition OPUS 2021 in Cracow (Poland)
• Gold Hands Prize and Best Composer ́s Award of 20-21Century at Carles and Sofia
International Piano Competition.
The philosophy of the Tanaka Dziurbiel Duo is constantly striving to achieve perfect unity. As they confess, ''our mission is to look for a new approach to classical music and the piano duo performance.
That is why they try to include in our repertoire popular works for two pianos and piano four hands, as well as arrangements of well-known symphonic, chamber music, and solo works. Performing music that was not originally intended for piano requires going to a new level, overcoming the limitations of the instrument, and finding a new quality.
We shed a different light, show the possibilities and beauty unnoticed until now, where everything would seem to have been saying. It's the most fascinating about work in a duet. Our experience shows that the audience is open and ready for our ideas''.