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Marcin Świątkiewicz

 

Marcin Świątkiewicz

Marcin Świątkiewicz is one of the foremost Polish harpsichord players, appreciated equally in solo and chamber music repertoire and known for his inventive basso continuo realisations. He is a versatile musician whose interest is directed towards historical keyboard instruments, improvisation and composition. Marcin specialises in performing on harpsichord, clavichord, historical piano and organ. The recent prestigious "Paszport Polityki" award confirms his strong artistic position and opens even more performing possibilities.

Marcin's discography includes solo, chamber, and orchestral recordings for labels such as Channel Classics, Alpha, Accent, Decca, Linn Records and DUX among others. Often his concerts were broadcasted by major European radio and TV stations. In 2015 BIS released a critically acclaimed album " Müthel The Five Keyboard Concertos" winning not only the Diapason d'Or award but receiving recommendations from various sources such as Classica, Toccata, and other music magazines. Several radios including Polish Radio had the album as a CD of the week.

As a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra leader, Marcin appears in concert halls all over Europe, both Americas and Asia collaborating with Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque, Divino Sospiro (Enrico Onofri), Capella Cracoviensis, Arte dei Suonatori, {OH!} Orkiestra Historyczna and the Scroll Ensemble. He participated in ma or fes als such as ttingen Handel Festspiele, Festival de Radio France Montpellier, Wratislavia Cantans, BBC Baroque Spring, Kings Place Bach Unwrapped series.

He is the finalist of the 1st International Volkonsky Harpsichord Competition in Moscow (2010) and 4th International Telemann Competition in Magdeburg (2007). He was awarded with various prizes and scholarships including Polish Ministry of Culture Scholarship "Młoda Polska", Dutch Huygens Scholarship, as well as Silesian Voivodeship and City of Katowice prizes.

Marcin Świątkiewicz holds PhD from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland, where he currently teaches. He obtained his Master's degree from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, The Netherlands, where he studied both harpsichord and composition.

Marcin is a passionate teacher. He enjoys sharing his experience with professional students and amateurs. His teaching is based on improvisation and partimento.

Marcin will be facing 2016 with many intriguing projects. He will be travelling between three continents; Europe, America, and Southeast Asia performing solo recitals. In the first half of the year, he will be seen performing HM órecki harpsichord concerto with {oh!} and Haydn concertos with Arte dei Suonatori n the second half of the year, he plans to present the beau ful M thel concertos on a tour with AdS around Europe. Marcin is broadening his horizons and taking his role as an orchestra leader more and more often. He will be directing Capella Cracoviensis with several different repertoire this year including Purcell Fairy Queen, Domenico Scarlatti Stabat Mater and Weckmann vocal music.

Some already made recordings including a new exciting solo program titled "Cromatica" will be published this year and other discs including Haydn and Bach concertos will be recorded

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