Jerzy Mallek was born in Elk in Poland, studied at the conservatories of Gdansk (Poland) and Hannover. He completed his studies with concert exams and distinction. In 1961 – 1965 he was awarded the highly coveted Chopin Scholarship for his outstanding artistic achievements. Mallek was a lecturer at the Gdansk Conservatory from 1971 – 1976. Piano and chamber music recitals took him through many European countries, to China and the USA. He performs as a pianist in the “Trio Arabesque”, which he founded. Mallek also played as a soloist with renowned orchestras. From 1985-1990 he worked as a program editor at the Norddeutscher Rundfunk. In the years 1985-2013 he taught at the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hanover.
Jerzy Mallek composes works for piano, other instruments and for theater. Among his best-known compositions is the cycle “Faith is Art” to Klaus Determann’s texts and paintings.
In January 2011, the concert pianist will perform all 32 of Beethoven’s sonatas in a single day in Einbeck. It was important for Jerzy Mallek to present the entire sonata cycle to the audience in chronological order, as often in concert the selection is limited to the top 10 sonatas.