Barry Ball Artists

Gregory Kinda Australia's Concert Pianist

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Gregory Andrew Kinda was born in Katowice, Poland. In 1983, his family immigrated to Australia. In 1984, at the age of 6, he became the youngest scholar to enter the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in the preparatory department. In 1986 he moved to Papua-New Guinea, and in 1990 he returned to Poland. He studied at the Katowice Secondary Music School and completed university studies at the Academy of Music in Katowice. In 1999 Gregory completed his Master of Arts degree in an accelerated three years instead of the usual five. Following post-graduate work in Norway and Poland, he returned to Sydney in 2000. From 2001 to 2006 Gregory was a piano lecturer at the Australian International Conservatorium of Music in Harris Park, NSW. In 2003 He additionally completed his Bachelor of Teaching degree at the University of Western Sydney. He is now studying a Doctorate of Music Performance on the Stuart & Sons piano with Gerard Willems at the University of Sydney, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He also holds a position as a piano teacher at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Conservatorium in Penrith, NSW teaching the advanced students. Gregory has performed in Australia, Poland, Norway, Germany, Russia, France, Czech Republic and Japan. Kinda was the star performer in March 2010 at the City Recital Hall, Angel Place in Sydney, during the official NSW state celebrations for the 200th anniversary of Frédéric Chopin, where he played in the presence of the Polish Ambassador and the Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir AC. His prizes at international competitions have included: 3rd Prize in the F. Chopin Competition in Szafarnia, Poland 1993. Artistic Scholarship from the F. Chopin Foundation in Warsaw, 1994. 3rd Prize in the M. Magin Competition in Paris, 1995. 2nd Prize in the National Competition in Zagan, Poland 1996.

Assigned Categories: Instrumental, Concert Pianists

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