dr hab.

Michał Markuszewski

prof. UMFC


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