Piotr Turkiewicz

Since 2008 Piotr Turkiewicz has been Artistic Director of the Jazztopad Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. Its most distinctive feature is commitment to commissioning new music, presenting special projects tailored for the festival and hosting the most important jazz and improvised music artists. Since 2015, the festival has its annual edition in New York.

Since 2018 Piotr has been Curator of Jazz and Improvised Music at Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin – a new concert hall designed by Frank Gehry.

Additionally, Piotr has been the Head of International Development and Programming (jazz, world music, dance, special projects) at the National Forum of Music in Wrocław, Poland.

He has been invited as a speaker to numerous international conferences, including ISPA congress in Toronto and Bogota, a seminar at The Juilliard School in New York, a conference of the Asian Performing Arts Festivals in Shanghai and Live! Conference in Singapore. He represented Poland during the 2nd conference Asia-Europe Young Urban Leaders Dialogue in Shanghai.