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Karl Prybyloski, composer and pianist, is best known for creating maritime atmosphere in his piano compositions. His recognisable style, that combines an excellent classical piano technique with wild impressionist freedom, gives his music a unique language, in which he expresses his fascination by water movements and ocean.

Karl’s audiences are captivated by his unusual impressionist, spacious sound and live improvising, which, according to him, is the biggest gift an artist can offer to his audience: a real time music creation inspired by a moment, space and life experiences.

Karl’s piano unique piano style, falling between French impressionists and the strength of Rachmaninoff. His musical interest of evoking water in his piano compositions led him to such prestigious stages as Berlin Philharmoniker, Théâtre de l’Île-Saint-Louis in Paris or St John Smith Square in London.

After his several recitals in South America his piano playing was acclaimed as ’magical’ by Agenda Clasical de Buenos Aires. In Europe, Time Out Lisbon described him as ‘late romantic’ referring to his latest concert played at Teatro do Bairro. Karl regularly gives recitals where improvisation on other composers (mainly Rachmaninoff and Ravel) and his own compositions are core part of each of his concert.  Polish Institute of Culture after his Madrid recital (Casa Galicia) stated that it is ‘’rarely to see such a level of improvisation on current music scenes’’.

Karl’s concerts prove that combining his own compositions with elements of total freedom of improvisation, is the highest form of art an artist can offer to its public. His technically challenging program and original pieces can be as attractive as traditional, ordinary piano repertoire.

In 2017 the pianist recorded his first album ‘’Inner Oceans’’ which is a collection of his piano masterpieces, where water movement is a focal point in his improvisational exploration of piano, with strong echoes of Rachmaninoff and Debussy. He is due to release his second piano solo album in winter  2020.

He is currently composing my first piano sonata and, simultaneously, transcribing into music sheets my best improvisations, hoping to publish them soon.



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Cinematic, Instrumental, Modern Classical, New Age, Piano

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