Wojciech Kocyan was born in Poland. From age six to eighteen he studied with Krystyna Moszynska. He also studied with two of the world’s most esteemed piano pedagogues:  Andrzej Jasinski in Poland, where he received his Masters Degree and with John Perry at the University of Southern California, where he received a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree.

He is a laureate of several international piano competitions, including F.Busoni and Viotti, as well as a special prizes winner of the XI International Chopin Competition and a First Prize winner of the Paderewski Piano Competition.  He performed on all continents participating in music festivals such as Musica Antiqua Europae Orientalis, Capri Festival, Bydgoszcz International Music Festival, H.M.Gorecki Festival, Beethovenfest,  Paderewski Festival, Liszt Festival in Vienna, San Francisco Liszt Festival and the Chopin Festival in Paris. He was honored to be the final gala concert soloist of the Festival of Polish Pianism, and performed the Paderewski Piano Concerto with Maestro Jerzy Maksymiuk at the opening concert of the Fourth International Paderewski Piano Competition.. He has recorded for Polish Television, Radio and Film and his performances were broadcast in Europe, United States and Australia.  His solo and chamber music recordings can also be found on DUX label.

He was a subject of press articles in Poland, France, Italy, Germany, United States and Japan.
Mr. Kocyan participated in two documentary films and several stage programs, including portraying Chopin in Barbara Wachowicz’s theatre play and most recently playing the part of Paderewski in a play staged in Los Angeles, California.

In September 2007 the Gramophone magazine, published in London and considered the world’s most prestigious classical music journal, chose Mr. Kocyan’s recording of Prokofiev, Scriabin and Rachmaninoff as one of 50 best classical recordings ever made, alongside recordings of such luminaries as Leonard Bernstein, Dietrich Fisher-Dieskau, Nicolaus Harnoncourt and Arthur Rubinstein.
It also featured cover headline “The genius of Wojciech Kocyan”.