VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY OF PIANO
A one-of-a-kind place connecting exceptional professors with passionate music students from around the world.
Innovation, Expertise and Passion for Music
My desire as a concert pianist has always been to share my music with audiences around the world. After attending several concerts by the leading pianists of the current day, such as Grigory Sokolov or Nelson Freire, I experienced the power of music that can change people's lives and even heal their minds and souls. It was then, when I decided - with full consciousness - to become a concert pianist.
To fulfil a dream of a concert musician, one needs quite a lot of conviction and sometimes a bit of luck. Finding the right teacher who understands your needs and sees your potential is already half of the success.
I believe that we are very lucky to be living in times, when it is possible to communicate and share our knowledge and experiences virtually. In the world of classical music, that has recently become the case with virtual music lessons, being taught at most of the music universities in the world.
The Virtual University of Piano (VUP) is built on the foundation of values represented by the leading pianists of the 20th century, including Alfred Cortot, Shura Cherkassky and Vladimir Horowitz. These pianists belonged to the golden era of piano playing, characterised by expression, spontaneity and improvisation, qualities quite rare at present. Nowadays, with most of the concerts being live-streamed or recorded, it takes a lot of courage for an artist to create music spontaneously, which is not calculated and cold. The mission of this University is to preserve these qualities and share them with all of the students.
I sincerely hope that this University will bring value to your life and will make your music dreams come true.
Lucas Krupinski - VUP's Founder