Prof. Andrzej Dutkiewicz attended the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, where he graduated with a degree in piano performance from the studio of Jerzy Lefeld and Regina Smendzianka (1968) as well as the degree in composition from the studio of Witold Rudziński (1972). As a Fulbright scholarship holder ( 1973-1976) , Dutkiewicz studied composition with Samuel Adler and piano with Eugen List at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York (USA), receiving a doctorate (Doctor of Musical Arts, 1976). In addition, he participated in the International Competitions for New Music in Darmstadt (Germany) and in the years 1976-1997 lectured on piano and composition at the international summer camp in Interlochen, Michigan (USA).
Prof. Dutkiewicz has played and lectured at over 50 American universities and participated in many European international music festivals. He is the winner of the 2nd prize at the International Competition for Performers of Contemporary Music in Rotterdam (1970). As a composer, he has received awards and distinctions at composers' competitions, and his works are often performed at festivals both at home and abroad. For his artistic achivements abroad, he was awarded a diploma of recognition by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (1990) and the Golden Cross of Merit. He has performed in most countries of Europe, Asia, South America, Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica and the USA.
Prof. Andrzej Dutkiewicz in the years 1999-2005 was the dean of the Faculty of Piano, Harpsichord and Organ of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music. Until 2012, he was the head of the Interdepartmental Study of New Music. Since 2000, he has been the artistic director of the summer music festival and course "From Chopin to Górecki" organized by the UMFC in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.