Professor’s Work Among the 50 Greatest Classical Recordings Ever Made
A recording by Polish musician and part-time faculty member Wojciech Kocyan, professor of piano, has been chosen by Gramophone Magazine as one of the 50 greatest classical recordings ever made.
The decision came as a complete surprise to Kocyan, who received a call from London just two weeks before the magazine was to be published. He was told “there would be a good review,” but had no idea he would receive such distinction.
The critics of the magazine esteemed Kocyan’s work to the level of those such as Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Rubenstein, and Sergei Rachmaninoff for its “world class artistry.”
“I am very honored to be on the list which includes some of the greatest artists in history and recordings going as far back as 1915, in all genres,” Kocyan said. “Considering how many recordings are produced every year and how many brilliant artists deserve recognition, I feel like I won a lottery. I certainly appreciate the healthy measure of good luck involved in all of this.”