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Frąckiewicz Maciej

Born in Białystok in 1988. He completed his secondary education at the Witold Lutosławski Secondary School of Music in Białystok in the accordion class of Jerzy Kozłowski. In 2012 he graduated with distinction from Klaudiusz Baran’s accordion class in the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. In 2010–11 on the Socrates–Erasmus programme, he studied at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona in the class of Iñaki Alberdi. At present he continues his studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold in Germany at the postgraduate Konzertexamen course in the class of Grzegorz Stopa. He has participated in master classes at home and abroad, working with such masters as W. L. Puchnowski, Y. Shishkin, A. Dmitriev, I. Alberdi, S. Hussong, C. Jacomucci, M. Bonnay and J. Berger. His accolades include the 1st Prize and Grand Prix in the International Accordion Competition in Poprad, Slovakia (2003), 1st Prize at the International Festival of Accordion Music in Przemyśl (2003 and 2004), Main Prize at the 20thand 21st-Century Music Competition for Young Performers in Radziejowice (2009), 1st Prize and two Special Prizes at the International Michał Spisak Music Competition in Dąbrowa Górnicza (2009), 1st Prize at the International Carlo Civardi Accordion Competition in Val Tidone, Italy (2010), Special Prize at the International Competition of Contemporary Chamber Music in Cracow (with Magdalena Bojanowicz, 2010), 1st Prize at the International Andrzej Krzanowski Accordion Competition in Czechowice-Dziedzice (2010). In 2010 he represented the Polish Radio at the International Forum of Young Performers organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) – “New Talent”. He has also received many scholarships, including from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, in 2007 and 2010, for outstanding artistic achievements.

An important part of his work involves cooperation with composers such as Paweł Szymański, Dariusz Przybylski, Cezary Duchnowski, Wojciech Ziemowit Zych and Wojciech Blecharz. In March 2011, Maciej Frąckiewicz and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra premiered the Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra by Dariusz Przybylski, dedicated by the composer to the soloist.

He has appeared as a soloist with symphony orchestras, including the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw, Podlasie Philharmonic in Białystok, Zabrze Philharmonic, Szczecin Philharmonic, Sinfonietta Cracovia and Radom Chamber Orchestra. He collaborates with the orchestras of Warsaw Philharmonic and Sinfonia Iuventus.