Konrad Paszkudzki – Arts Category
(Hall of Distinction 2014)
Konrad is a fulltime jazz pianist with the world renowned John Pizzarelli Quartet, based in New York. Konrad was named ‘Young West Australian Instrumentalist of the Year’ at the age of 14. Since graduating from BCC in 2006, Konrad studied Jazz Piano at WAAPA and was named most outstanding graduating student. He was also the winner of the Generations in Jazz James Morrison Scholarship, the first pianist to win this prestigious award. He obtained his Masters Degree in Music at the University of Miami, then based himself in LA for two years before moving to New York. He formed his own trio, which recorded two albums and played with the likes of the famous trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis. He now travels the world performing.