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Sacrum Profanum 2024

Maciej Frąckiewicz

Maciej Frąckiewicz is the winner of one of the most prestigious accordion competitions in the world – the 20th International “Arrasate Hiria” Competition in Spain (2012).
In 2013, he was awarded the Polityka weekly “Passport”. He is a laureate of prestigious international accordion competitions in Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Italy and Spain.He studied at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the class of Professor Klaudiusz Baran, at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold with Professor Grzegorz Stopa, at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with Iñaki Alberdi, and at the Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen in the class of Professor Mie Miki. He also participated in numerous master classes.
In 2010 he represented Polish Radio at the “New Talent” International Forum of Young Performers organised by the European Broadcasters Union (EBU). In 2012, he won the DAAD award for the best foreign student at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold.
In 2014 he released his debut solo album (DUX) containing works by Bach, Gubaidulina, Franck, Tuchowski and the premiere recording of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Sinfonietta for accordion. The album was nominated for a Fryderyk Award in 2015 in the Solo Recital category. In 2018 he was nominated for the Coryphaeus of Polish Music award in the category of personality of the year.
He regularly performs at festivals in Poland and abroad. He is invited as a judge at accordion competitions. An important part of his artistic activity is close collaboration with composers, including Krzysztof Penderecki, Zygmunt Krauze, Dariusz Przybylski, Krzysztof Meyer, Wojtek Blecharz and Piotr Tabakiernik. He has premiered over 90 pieces, most of which have been dedicated to him.