"Kacper Nowak is a most gifted young cellist with exceptional technical attributes and a very natural and unmannered approach to music." - Gary Hoffman
Born in Poland, Kacper Nowak began playing the cello at the age of eight. A year later, he was the laureate of the Liezen Cello Competition in Austria and entered the Fryderyk Chopin School in Poznan, in the class of Danuta Taczanowska. Having won several national and international competitions, he became a member of the National Foundation for Gifted Children.
In 2005 he won first prize at the Concours de Woluwé St-Pierre in Brussels and the following year he entered the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in the class of Didier Poskin. In 2010 he joined the class of Maria Kliegel in Cologne and won both the Van Cutsem prize and the Fely Wasselle prize. He subsequently pursued his studies with Justus Grimm at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and in 2012 won the grand prize of the Prix Edmond Baert competition. In 2014 Kacper obtained his master’s degree and was awarded the Oranjebeurs scholarship from the Netherlands.
He has participated in a number of master classes with musicians such as Gérard Caussé, Boyan Vodenitcharov, France Springuel, Gautier Capuçon, the Danel Quartet, Walter Grimmer, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Natalia Gutman.
Since September 2014 Kacper has been studying at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, under the direction of Gary Hoffman where he received a scholarship by Haas-Teichen.
In 2015 Kacper becomes a laureate of the 22nd Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria and wins the first prize and the public prize at I Solisti competition in Belgium.
Kacper presents the following programs in 2018-2019:
Elgar Cello Concerto
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor, Op129
Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 in C major
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1
Beethoven Tripel Concerto
Important! This is not an exhaustive list.
Programs in duo with pianist Christia Hudziy see here.