Dawid Walega (Piano)

Dawid is a highly accomplished pianist, celebrated both nationally and internationally for his exceptional talent. With numerous accolades, including multiple wins in esteemed competitions such as Feis Ceoil, Navan Choral Festival, and the John Field International Piano Competition, where he clinched 1st and 2nd prizes, Dawid was also placed 2nd in the prestigious Chopin International Piano Competition in Krakow (Poland), Dawid’s prowess on the piano is undeniable.

His dedication to nurturing young (and not so young!) talents is evident in his student-focused approach, as he passionately shares his love for music through teaching. A true virtuoso, Dawid has graced renowned venues like the National Concert Hall and the Hugh Lane Gallery with his mesmerizing performances, captivating audiences in Ireland and beyond.

In the video, Dawid performs Etude op.25 no.11, a solo piano piece composed by Frederic Chopin in1836. It was published in 1837 along with all the other op.25 Etudes. The first four bars that characterize the melody were added just before the publication at the advice of Charles A. Hoffman, Chopin’s Parisian roommate. This Etude was dedicated to the mistress of Franz Liszt. None of the nicknames of the Etudes were officially titled by Chopin himself. They create interesting pretext and encourage the imagination to fabricate epic works embodied by these studies. This Etude is considered to be one of the most difficult Chopin Etudes, flawlessly performed by Dawid.