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He graduated with honours from the Academy of Music in Warsaw, organ class of Feliks Rączkowski, in 1972. In the period of He studied composition 1969–1974 under Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz.
In 1972 he won a special prize at the organ improvisation competition in Kiel.
He has played in nearly every country in Europe and also in Israel, USA. Canada, South Korea and Japan. He has performed in such renowned places as the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, Koncerthaus in Stockholm, P. Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, Pope Paul VI Hall in Vatican, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, or Town Hall in Adelaide.
He has made many radio and television recordings in Poland and abroad. He has also recorded over 20 records (LPs and CDs) for such companies as: Polskie Nagrania, Veriton, EMI-Electrola, Life Records, DUX, Musicon, Dabringhaus Grimm and Megavox. In 2003 the Audio-Video Producers’ Union awarded him with the “Double Platinum Record” title for a CD recorded in the Licheń Basilica.
In 1992 he became titular Professor of Music Arts. He is professor of the organ class at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław.
In the period of 1987–1993 he was Vice-Rector for Artistic Affairs, and in 1993–1999 he held the function of Rector of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. Between 1993 and 2000 he was a member of the executive committee of AECAM, the Association of Rectors of European Music Academies. He was also Chairman of the Conference of Rectors of Artistic Universities in Poland (KRUA).
He has received many medals and awards including the Distinguished Cultural Activist Award, the Golden Cross of Merit and the “Ecclesiae Populoque Servitium Praestanti” medal, and a medal “For Merits to Culture” Gloria Artis.
In 2008 he was awarded with a title of an Honorary Doctor of Keimyung University in South Korea. He is an honorary citizen of the following cities: Frombork, Jelenia Góra, Kłodzko and Polanica, the title was conferred to him for his achievements in promoting music culture.