Janusz Grzelazka received the Honorary Diplomas at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels, Belgium, and in Senigalia, Italy. He was the laureate of the 15th Polish pianistic Festival in Slupsk and won the Torneo di Musica - the international competition of chamber music with the piano trio
Dell´Arte in Roma, Italy in 1995.
Hailed as a “Deeply impressive pianist of tremendous flair and intellectual strength” and a “Spectacular pianist” by Herald Scotland’s Critic Michael Tumelty. Robert (Bob) Sherman has featured Mr. Shams’s selective recordings on New York’s top classical radio station WQXR for three times through McGraw-Hill Young artist Showcase presents.
Cihan Yücel has performed hundreds of solo and chamber music concerts in the US, Europe, and his native Turkey - including a solo recital broadcasted on the Turkish National Radio, and a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra.