Juraj Stanik

Docent Piano


Juraj Stanik (1969) is a respected jazz pianist and a real musician's musician. He graduated Cum Laude at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, was finalist at the Wessel Ilcken Concours, winner of the Pall Mall Export Swing Award and with the quintet “Five Up High” won the Leverkusen Jazz Award.

As well as standards Juraj plays many of his own numbers during performances. New titles are regularly added to his already large catalogue of compositions. He is also engaged in his own musical development at the Royal Conservatoire, and Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Bartok and Messiaen can frequently be heard in his own musical conceptions.

Juraj Stanik's sources of inspiration are wide. He has a clear respect for the jazz tradition, but is also inspired by contemporary pioneers such as John Scofield, Chris Potter and Joe Lovano. As well as this he is strongly influenced by classical music.