Mateusz Kowalski is one of the most outstanding guitarists of the younger generation, according to Classical Guitar Magazine a “spectacular” musician, who performs a vast repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day modern times is performed with extraordinary expertise and sense of style, and with great musical culture. musical culture. He has performed in such important halls as Vienna’s Musikverein and Shanghai Grand Theatre, and has given concerts in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Budapest, London, among others; in 2019 year he performed the famous Concierto de Aranjuez with the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw. He is winner of the prestigious Antony (Paris) and 2nd EuroStrings International Competition (2019, London). In 2019, the artist’s debut album was released by CD Accord with
works by Bach, Giuliani, Tárrega, Barrios, Piazzolla, Ponce and Assad and Schubert. At early 2021 there was a premiere of his second album “Polish Romantic Guitar” – the recordings are the the result of a collaboration with the Fryderyk Chopin National Institute. The premiere concert took place in the Redutowe Halls of the Grand Theater in Warsaw. The project made a major contribution to popularizing the works of Bobrowicz, Horecki, Szczepanowski and Sokolowski.

The artist collaborates with many prominent musicians – some of the most important include the Collegium 1704 orchestra under Vaclav Luks, {Oh!} Historical Orchestra under Martyna Pastuszka, and violinist David Garrett. In August 2023, in Warsaw, during the “Chopin and His Europe” festival, Kowalski performed live for the first time ever guitar arrangement of Frederic Chopin’s Piano Concerto in F minor.
Mateusz Kowalski was born in 1995 in Koszalin. He began learning to play the guitar at the age of 7 and for the next 12 years studied under the direction of Dariusz Schmidt at the Grazyna Bacewicz State Music School Complex in Koszalin. Music Schools named after Grażyna Bacewicz in Koszalin. He then graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University in Warsaw in the class of Ryszard Balauszko, receiving the Magna cum Laude medal. He perfected his skills he honed during numerous master classes under the guidance of outstanding musicians such as Sergio Assad, Oscar Ghiglia and Alvaro Pierri. In parallel to his solo career, the young artist He also develops his pedagogical activity, giving master classes at festivals in, among others, Szeged (Hungary), Rust (Austria) and in Qingdao (China). As of October 2019, he is a lecturer at the University Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He is a scholarship holder of the Marshal of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship (Pro Arte Award), the Mayor of Koszalin and the Minister of Culture and
National Heritage (the “Young Poland” program). The artist gives concerts on traditional instruments, as well as modern instruments, such as. Among others Jacek Lozak and Jorge Godoy (Martinez). He plays Augustine brand strings.

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