Marian Rybicki, pianist, brings together two pianistic schools – those of Poland (Music Academy of Krakow) and France (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris). Following a career of concertizing mainly in eastern countries, he began his tenure as professor at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris / Alfred Cortot in 1979.
Many of his students have been recognized at major international competitions, including FIRST prizewinners at Santander (1978), Marguerite Long – Jacques Thibaud (2004), Leeds (2009), Hamamatsu (2012), Tel Aviv – Arthur Rubinstein (2014) and Paris – Prix Cortot (2016 and 2020).
He has also served on juries for international competitions such as Beijing, Moscow (Chopin and Scriabin), Shanghai, Tokyo, Kiev (Horowitz), Monte Carlo, Tbilisi, Porto and Jaén, Rio de Janeiro, among others.
Marian Rybicki develops an important support for young artists at the beginning of their career. In 1992 he founded the Animato Association in Paris, organizing numerous concerts for them in France and abroad. Since that date more than 800 young pianists invited by this prestigious association have played recitals in the Salle Cortot in Paris, and many of them have won top prizes from world greatest international competitions.
In December 2021 Marian Rybicki created the first in France International Frederic Chopin Competition.
In recognition of his musical contributions, he has been awarded the Gold Cross of Merit.