Mateusz Mikolajczak

Mateusz Mikolajczak

Born in Wschowa, Poland, in 1997. From 2021 to 2023, he studied at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación Banco Santander Piano Chair with professor Milana Chernyavska.

Considered one of the most promising Polish classical musicians of the young generation, he is a prize winner of several international and national music competitions including, recently: 3rd prize at the Franz Liszt Center International Piano Competition (2022), 3rd prize at the Busan Maru International Music Festival Competition (2021) and 1st prize at the Karol Lipinski International Piano Competition in Wroclaw (2019).

The young musician has performed plenty of times in Poland including the most important concert halls as the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, the Chopin Manor in Duszniki Zdroj, and abroad among others Spain, Germany, Austria, UK, Hungry, Czech Republic, Georgia.
He possesses an impressive repertoire from Rameau, through Beethoven, Chopin or Brahms, to the composers of 21st century, where a special place is held by Russian composers of the 20th century – Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich.

Mateusz participated in numerous international piano masterclasses with such prominent artists as Lilya Zilberstein, Yulianna Avdeeva, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Rena Shereshevskaya, Nikolai Demidenko, Ewa Poblocka, Philippe Giusiano, Manana Gotsiridze, Mikhail Voskresensky, Andrzej Jasinski, Wojciech Switala or Stefan Wojtas and Ralf Gothóni.

In 2017, he became a member of the ‘Young Talents Promotion’ program by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw, and, in 2021, he received an invitation from the artistic director of the International Chopin Piano Festival in Duszniki Zdroj – Piotr Paleczny, to take part in the prestigious masterclasses during the festival.
He began his musical journey at the age of 6. He graduated from the Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw with the Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance under Professor Grzegorz Kurzynski and Professor Helena Furmanowicz-Kurzynska.

As a student of the School, he has been part of the Sinfonietta under the baton of Johannes Kalitzke, the Casa de la Moneda Scarlatti Ensemble, the Google da Vinci Duo and the Ravel Duo.