DSC05382 Fryderyk HD fot. Anita Wąsik-P

Born in Warsaw, Poland to Vietnamese parents, Fryderyk started his musical journey at the age of 6 with education in classical piano. Since young age, Fryderyk has been giving concerts in different venues across Poland and participating in numbers of pianistic workshops, working with many acclaimed musicians. He took part in piano competitions both domestic and international, receiving high honors. In 2010 he won first prize in Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Singapore, competing with many pianists of his generation. He graduated from Academy of Music in Poznan (Poland), majoring in classical piano performance. His academic achievements brought him Dean’s scholarship for best students every year. During that time, he started seeking different opportunities and goals outside of the pianistic career.


He was accepted with the highest note to attend Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, majoring in Sound Engineering. It was during those years, that his interests and influences started shifting from classical to more contemporary field of not only jazz, fusion but also RnB, Soul and Electronic genres. He began taking piano lessons with pianist Włodek Pawlik, the only Polish recipient of a Grammy award in jazz category. Being exposed to the technological side of music making, he started leaning towards the world of sound design and post-production. Fryderyk got involved in the film industry and collaborated with many film schools across Poland. After taking a break during his senior year, he decided to take a shot at his career as a professional jazz musician.


In 2017 He moved to USA to study at Berklee College of Music. In October 2017 his submission for Audio Engineering Society Competition (held in New York during 143rd AES convention) won Golden prize in Sound for Visual Media category. The following year he received Silver prize for his other piece, submitted for 145th AES convention. While living in Boston, Fryderyk was exposed to musical experiences with various artists from around the world. He writes his original repertoire and is actively involved in the music scene. He honed his craft as a musician under many great artists. In the Fall 2018, he joined one of the most prestigious collectives in the school – Berklee Indian Ensemble. Among numerous performances he had an opportunity to play on stage with world famous tabla player, Zakir Hussain. He is an experienced session musician as well as bandleader, multifaceted with musical, managerial and technical skills. His original music style is a blend of contemporary jazz with rock and ambient music. He draws inspiration from artists like Aaron Parks,  Tigran Hamasyan and Avishai Cohen.

In 2021 he recorded his first album with original compositions, with many leading musicians from the international and Polish music scene, such as Mateusz Smoczyński (Atom String Quartet), Rafał Sarnecki, Michal Baranski, Sebastian Kuchczynski and many more.

"Ultimately, Fryderyk HD conjures up a wealth of creatively unexpected twists and turns that lead back to one thing—an alluring debut from a fresh talent." 

Scott Gudell, All About Jazz

"Few pianists today could have made a debut of such ambitious scope and inspired vision. But for Fryderyk, it seems to have come naturally."

Julia Messenger, Dingo Jazz