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, 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/, 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 three hundred orchestral arrangements, which among others were performed by Jules Buckley, Chilly Gonzales withBBC 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 realased featuring string orchestra and great polish artists such as Urszula Dudziak and Jakub Jakowicz.

news

  • 29 IX 2017, Filharmonia Kaliska

    Wykonanie utworu Concerto Classico, Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Kaliskiej, acc.Wiesław Ochwat, cond.Justyna Maj
  • 30 IX 2017, 18:00
    Warsaw, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art

    Performance of The Elements by Hashtag Ensemble. Inauguration of the Composers Residency with Hashtag Ensemble 2017/2018 concert season.
  • 23 IX 2017, Radzyń Podlaski, Oranżeria

    Performance of the Quinteto nuevo by Tanguillo Quintet
  • 3 IX 2017, Warsaw, Królikarnia

    Concert /accordion/ at Krolikarnia W Brzask, performance of the works by Wojciech Nowak and Michael Nyman with Alina Mleczko /saxophone/ and Maciej Piszek /piano/
  • 22 VIII 2017, Wałbrzych, Zamek Książ
    XIV Ensemble International Festival

    Premiere of the Oboe quartet 'The Black Lodge' commissioned by the Ensemble International Festival, Sebastian Aleksandrowicz – oboe, Katarzyna Piotrowska – violin, Wojciech Koczur – viola, Elżbieta Rychwalska – cello
  • 16 VII 2017, 12:00
    Kraków, Festival of Polish Music

    Performance of the One night of passion, acc.Maciej Frąckiewicz, pno.Marek Bracha
  • 8 VII 2017
    Finland, Ikaalinen

    Performance of the Dyad at the Sata-Häme Soi festival, acc.M.Frąckiewicz
  • 10 VI 2017
    Denmark, Odense Concerthouse

    Performance of the Concerto Classico, Odense Symphony Orchestra, acc.Dominik Kwiecien, cond.Kai Grinde Myrann
  • 8 VI 2017, 19:00
    Slovakia, Kosice, State Philharmonic

    Performance of the Concerto Classico, Slovak State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, acc.Michal Ochodnický, cond.Ondrej Olos
  • 4 VI 2017, Krakow Film Festival

    Golden Hobby-Horse Award for The Ugliest Car movie at the Krakow Film Festival! dir.G.Szczepaniak, mus.M.Majkusiak
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