about me

Mikołaj Majkusiak
fot. A. Powierża

education

Composer, accordionist, arranger and producer. Born in 1983 in Warsaw, graduated in composition and accordion performance from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music.

awards

Prize winner of composer's competitions in Warsaw and Legnica /Poland 2001/ and about 20 competitions for accordion /Klingenthal - Germany 2000, Castelfidardo - Italy 1996, Sanok - Poland 1996/.

concerts

Performances of his works and concerts as accordionist include: concerts in Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine; music festivals - Klara Festival, International Festival Wratislavia Cantans, Ljubljana Festival, Music Masters on Air, Warsaw Autumn, Warsaw Guitar Festival; Warsaw Philharmonic, National Baltic Opera, National Polish Radio and TV.

symphonic compositions

His symphonic works have been numerously performed: Concerto Classico for accordion and symphony orchestra /Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak State Philharmonic in Kosice, Lviv Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, Symphonic Orchestra of Croatian Radio and TV, Orquestra Clássica da Madeira, Philharmonisches Orchester des Staatstheaters Cottbus, Vogtland Philharmonie Greiz-Reichenbach, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Göteborgs Symfoniker/, Road to the Unknown for female voice, violin solo, DJ and string orchestra /II Festival of World Premiere in Katowice/, Sailors’ Symphony for symphony orchestra and mail choir /Olsztyn Philharmonic/, FisConcerto for 2 accordions and orchestra /Warsaw Philharmonic/, Concerto in F for guitar and string orchestra /Warsaw Guitar Festival/.

co-operation

Up to this day has accomplished over four hundred orchestral arrangements, which among others were performed by Jules Buckley, Chilly Gonzales with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Cornelius Meister with Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jules Buckley with Metropole Orchestra, Nicolas Krauze with Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe, Marek Moś with AUKSO Chamber Orchestra.
Since the year 2012, together with a guitarist Andrzej Heimowski, co-creates the duo Pulsaciones.

CD

In June 2007 his first authors CD called Road to the Unknown (National Polish Radio/Warner Music) was released featuring string orchestra and great polish artists such as Urszula Dudziak, Wojciech Pilichowski and Jakub Jakowicz.

news

  • 21-29 IX 2018, 10:00-19:00
    Poland, Warsaw, Museum of Warsaw
    61 Warsaw Autumn Festival

    Premiere of the Mirrors (acousmatic music) commisioned by the 'Warsaw Autumn' 61 International Festival of Contemporary Music
  • 30 IX 2018, 16.00, Netherlands, Hague, Nieuwe Kerk Den Haag (Broadcasted by RadioWest)

    5 XI 2018, 11.00, Netherlands, Wassenaar, Museum Voorlinden

    Performances of the Sonata, Coraline Groen - violin, Robbrecht Van Cauwenberghe - accordion
  • 18 I 2019
    Poland, Kielce Philharmonic

    Premiere of the Concerto for piano, flute and symphony orchestra commisioned by the Kielce Philharmonic, Marek Bracha - piano, Anna Karpowicz - flute, Jacek Rogala - conductor, Kielce Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 23 XI 2018 Armenia, Gyumri; 22 XI 2018 Armenia, Vanadzor; 21 XI 2018 Armenia, Byurakan Art Academy; 15 IX 2018 Germany, Lagenberg Festival; 16 VIII 2018 China, Tianjin, Grand Theatre; 12 VIII 2018 China, Beijing, Forbidden City Concert Hall

    Performances of the Dyad, Maciej Frąckiewicz - accordion
  • 25 VIII 2018, Poland, Kąśna Dolna
    Bravo Maestro Festival

    Performance of the Sonata and Rhythms of doubt, Celina Kotz - violin, Klaudiusz Baran - accordion, Marcin Zdunik - cello
  • 18 VIII 2018, 16:00
    Poland, Warsaw, Sinfonia Varsovia
    Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street - 8th edition

    Premiere of the Insomnia commisioned by the Morpheus Saxophone Quartet
  • 4,5,7,9,11,12,13,18,22 VIII 2018, Italy

    Performances of the The Elements, Danilo Perticaro - saxophone, Angelo Miele - accordion
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