M A C I E J P I K U L S K I
B i o g r a p h y
Soloist, chamber musician and accompanist to leading singers, Maciej Pikulski has already performed in over 300 concert halls on 5 continents.
He received his diploma in piano, chamber music and vocal accompaniment at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, Paris, where he also studied as a postgra- duate and was a prize-winner of the France Telecom Foundation. !
A pupil of Dominique Merlet and Clive Britton (himself a former pupil of the legendary Claudio Arrau), Maciej Pikulski has performed as soloist in Liszt's "Totentanz" and Gersh- win’s “Rhapsody in Blue” at the Música em Trancoso Festival, Brazil; Gershwin's “Concer- to in F” at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and Sala São Paulo; Rachmaninoff's Concerto no. 2 in Logroño, Spain; Beethoven's “Emperor” Concerto no.5 in Biarritz , France; Chopin's Concerto no.2 in Olsztyn, Poland, and given solo piano recitals in Uruguay, Russia, India, Sri Lanka, Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Poland and Belgium.
Together with bass-baritone José van Dam he has given recitals at Carnegie Hall, New York; La Scala, Milano; Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Bruxelles; the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires; Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris; and with Renée Fleming, recitals at Salle Pleyel, Paris; the Musikverein, Vienna; Grand Theatre de Genève; the Barbican, London; Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden; Dublin Concert Hall; Rudolfinum, Prague; as well as with Thomas Hampson, Natalie Dessay, Diana Damrau, Aida Garifulina, Elina Garanca, Nicolas Testé, Dame Felicity Lott, Luca Pisaroni, Maria Bayo, Sumi Jo, Anna-Caterina Antonacci, Laurent Naouri, Joseph Calleja, Patricia Petibon, Paul Gay, Angelika Kirschlager and others.
Maciej Pikulski has recorded 16 CDs and DVDs and given masterclasses in Paris, London, Rome, Parma, Milano, Vienna, Bruxelles, Amsterdam, Graz, Antwerpen, Washington, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Sao Paulo, Manilla and Warsaw. He holds a professorship with tenure at the Centro Superior de Música, San Sebastian, Spain and in Ecole Normale de Musique, Alfred Cortot, in Paris.
The specialist music press has acclaimed Maciej Pikulski for his "poetic sensitivity" (Globe and Mail, Toronto) and "powerful technique" (New York Times), praising him as a "magnificent musician" (Le Figaro), »great pianist" (Corriere de la Serra) and «el mage del piano » (Ritmo).