Hubert Rutkowski was the first pianist ever to record piano pieces by Julian Fontana, Chopin’s friend and pupil, and to make the first CD recording in Poland of Theodor Leschetizky’s music for the Acte Préalable Publishing House (2007, 2008). Since then he has been performing in most European countries, the United States, Cuba and Cyprus. He is a graduate of the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw in the class of Anna Jastrzebska-Quinn, studying chamber music with Krystyna Borucinska. He went on to pursue doctoral studies at the University in Warsaw under the direction of Alicja Paleta-Bugaj. Between 2005 and 2010 he completed master postgraduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg in the class of Evgeni Koroliov. He has participated in many prestigious master-courses under the direction of eminent artists, including Halina Czerny-Stefanska, Andrzej Jasinski, Vera Gornostaeva, Piotr Paleczny, Piero Rattalino, Michel Beroff and Arie Vardi.
Hubert Rutkowski is a prize-winner of many international and national piano competitions, including the Main Prize of the Chopin Competition in Hanover (2006); Second Prize at the 15th Elise Meyer Competition in Hamburg (2006); distinction Medalla per Unanimitat at the 52nd International Maria Canals Piano Competition in Barcelona (2006); First Prize at the National Piano Competition in Warsaw (2000) and Third Prize at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Vilnius (1999).
Since April 2010 he has served as a professor at the Hamburg Musikhochschule.