Estonian Music Days

Tallinn / Tartu

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Mikołaj Majkusiak

Mikołaj Majkusiak (b. 1983) is composer, instrumentalist, arranger and producer. Graduated in composition and accordion performance from the Warsaw Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. The Best Composer of The Young Generation – Fryderyk Festival 2020 ZAiKS Special Award “for the original, individually created music style; for the fascinating energy of sound narration and for consistency in creative work.” Prize winner of composer’s competitions in Warsaw and Legnica (Poland, 2001) and about 20 competitions for accordion: Klingenthal (Germany, 2000), Castelfidardo (Italy, 1996), Sanok (Poland, 1996). Performances of his works and concerts as accordionist include: concerts in all over Europe, China, Japan, Russia, Turkey; music festivals – Klara Festival Brussels, Wratislavia Cantans, Musica Polonica Nova, Latvian New Music Days, Ljubljana Festival, Music Masters on Air, Warsaw Autumn. His symphonic works have been numerously performed: Concerto Classico for accordion and symphony orchestra (Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak State Philharmonic in Kosice, Lviv Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, Symphonic Orchestra of Croatian Radio and TV, Orquestra Clássica da Madeira, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Göteborgs Symfoniker), Road to the Unknown for female voice, violin solo, DJ and string orchestra (II Festival of World Premiere in Katowice), Sailors’ Symphony for symphony orchestra and mail choir (Olsztyn Philharmonic), FisConcerto for 2 accordions and orchestra (Warsaw Philharmonic), Concerto in F for guitar and string orchestra (Warsaw Guitar Festival). Up to this day he has accomplished over 400 orchestral arrangements, which among others were performed by Jules Buckley, Chilly Gonzales with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Cornelius Meister with Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jules Buckley with Metropole Orchestra, Nicolas Krauze with Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe, Marek Moś with AUKSO Chamber Orchestra. In June 2007 his authors-CD called Road to the Unknown (National Polish Radio/Warner Music) was released featuring string orchestra and great polish artists such as Urszula Dudziak, Wojciech Pilichowski and Jakub Jakowicz.