In 2004 he graduated with honours from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, organ class of Professor Joachim Grubich, and also (in 2005) piano class of Professor Kazimierz Gierżod. In 2007 he completed studies (specialty — organ improvisation) at Universität der Künste in Berlin, class of Professor Wolfgang Seifen. In 2008 he completed postgraduate studies in master class of Professor Christoph Bossert at Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg.
Among his greatest achievements are: 2nd award at the Polish Organ Music of the 20th Century Competition in Legnica (1998), 1st award at the International Organ Music Competition in Rumia (2000) and a distinction for the best performance of pieces by J.S. Bach, as well as the award of President of the City of Gdańsk, and 3rd place at the International Organ Competition in Zürich-Wiedikon (2007).
In 2007 he was a holder of a scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
He has performed recitals during a few dozens of international festivals in Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Aland Islands, Czech Republic, Luxemburg, Spain, Holland, Norway, Switzerland, Great Britain and in over 200 cities in Germany.
He has perfected his skills during numerous courses taught by such masters as: Guy Bovet, Aleksander Fiseyski, Julian Gembalski, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Jean Guillou, Bernhard Haas, Naji Hakim, Rudolf Innig, Edgar Krapp, Olivier Latry, Heribert Metzger, Peter Planyawski, Martin Sander, or Christopher Stembridge.
He has collaborated with numerous outstanding soloists, Polish Chamber Choir Schola Cantorum Gedanensis, Camerata Varsovia choir, Camerata Janáček orchestra, Collegium Instrumentale Bochum orchestra, and Jeunesses Musicales orchestra.
He has made numerous recordings (Organum Classics, Label Harp, DUX). His album recorded on historical organ of the Reformed Church in Warsaw (DUX 0707) was nominated in two categories for the “Fryderyk” award. He has also recorded for the radio and television.
On his score card the artist has premiere performances of contemporary Polish organ music, as well as organ and chamber music.
Michał Markuszewki is also active in the area of protection of historical organs. He is a member of the Society for Research and Preservation of Silesian Organs (VEESO), and (since 2001) a member of the German Society of Friends of Organs (GdO).
He has also participated in numerous projects of restoration of historical organs, as well as he was a consultant for the construction of new instruments.
At his initiative and under his supervision in the period of 2004–2008 a historical organ (by Schlagund Söhne, 1900) was restored in the Evangelical Reformed Church in Warsaw, where he has performed the function of organist since 2004.
For a few years he has pursued managerial and culture-promoting activity. He is an originator and artistic director of an international cycle of concerts performed on the historical organ by the Schlagund Söhne company of 1900 in the Evangelical Reformed Church in Warsaw.
More information: www.michalmarkuszewski.pl