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Maciej Grzybowski

Maciej Grzybowski

Maciej Grzybowski

He is a Polish pianist with a distinctive personality and a great passion for music, concentrating on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and not indifferent to any interesting events in music old and new. He won the Main Prize and Special Prize in the Twentieth-Century Music Competition for Young Performers organised by the Polish Contemporary Music Society.

He has played with the Sinfonia Varsovia, Aukso Orchestra, Leopoldinum Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Polish Radio Orchestra, working with such great authorities as Jan Krenz, Witold Lutosławski, Krzysztof Penderecki and Jerzy Maksymiuk. He was a member of the Nonstrom ensemble, with which he won the Special Prize in the Düsseldorf International Music Competition in 1998.

He appears in many festivals in Poland and abroad, including the Warsaw Autumn, Musica Polonica Nova in Wrocław, the Biennale of Contemporary Music in Zagreb, Hofkonzerte im Podewil in Berlin, and also in Lviv, Kiev, Odessa and Liepaja (International Piano Stars), as well as the Lutosławski Forum in Warsaw, Warsaw Music Encounters, Polish Radio Music Festival in Warsaw and New Sounds Festival in Canterbury, UK. In 2005 he gave recitals in Bologna and New York.

Maciej Grzybowski's rich repertoire includes many works by contemporary composers, such as André Tchaikowsky, Paweł Mykietyn, Paweł Szymański, Arnold Schönberg and Charles Ives (the complete piano sonatas, performed during the Sacrum Profanum festival in Kraków, in 2007). He has recorded two CDs: Bach, Berg, Mykietyn, Schönberg and Szymański for Universal Music Polska (2004), and music by Paweł Szymański for EMI Classics (2006).

He is the composer of the piano work Pezzo Vitcazzo (‘Musica vitcaziana').

 


 

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