pianoforte, Maciej Pikuslki
Pianist soloist, chamber music player and accompanist of famous singers, Maciej Pikulski has already appeared on the stage in 300 concert halls on 5 continents. He was awarded a piano, chamber music and vocal accompaniment diploma at the Paris Superior Conservatory. Then, he was admitted to the post graduate cycle and became prize-winner of the France Telecom Foundation. A disciple of Dominique Merlet and Clive Britton (himself a former pupil of Claudio Arrau) Maciej Pikulski has performed as soloist the Liszt's "Totentanz" and Gershwin’s « Rhapsody in Blue « in Trancoso Festival in Bresil, the Gershwin's « Concerto in F » in Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and Sala Sao Paulo; the Rachmaninoff's Concerto n. 2 in Logroño, Spain, the Beethoven's Concerto n.5 « Emperor » in Biarritz , France, the Chopin's Concerto n.2 in Olsztyn, Poland, and made piano recitals in Uruguay, Russia, India, Sri Lanka, Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Poland and Belgium. Meanwhile, he developed a career as a vocal accompanist of world leading singers: he performed with José van Dam - concerts in Carnegie Hall New York, La Scala Milano, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Bruxelles, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires; Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, Renée Fleming - concerts in Salle Pleyel in Paris, Musikverein in Vienna, Grand Theatre de Genève, Barbican in London, Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Dublin Concert Hall, Rudolfinum in Prague, Thomas Hampson, Natalie Dessay, Diana Damrau, Dame Felicity Lott, Maria Bayo, Sumi Jo, Anna-Caterina Antonacci, Luca Pisaroni, Laurent Naouri, Nicolas Testé, Joseph Calleja and Patricia Petibon. Maciej Pikulski recorded 15 CD’s and DVD’s and gave master-classes in China, Brazil, India, Belgium, Holland and France. He is also professor with tenure at the Superior Conservatory of Music of San Sebastian (Spain). The press recognized his "poetic sensitivity" (Globe and Mail, Toronto), his "powerful technique" (New York Times) and called him "magnificiant musician" (Le Figaro) and "great pianist" (Corriere de la Sera).