Maciej Pikulski

Pianist soloist, chamber music player and accompanist of famous singers, Maciej Pikulski already appeared on the stage in 150 cities, in 30 countries, in 5 continents...

He was awarded a piano, chamber music and vocal accompaniment diploma at the Paris Superior Conservatory of Music. Then, he was admitted to the post graduate cycle and became prize-winner of the France Telecom Foundation.

A disciple of Dominique Merlet, Maciej Pikulski continued his work as a soloist with Clive Britton, himself a former pupil of Claudio Arrau and has been invited to perform as soloist in Russia, India, Sri Lanka, Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Poland and Belgium.

In France, he performed in Radio France Musique, Midem Festival in Cannes, Chopin Festival in Paris, Liszt Festival en Provence. He also performed with French, Belgian, English, Romanian, Italian and Polish orchestras.

Maciej Pikulski made three piano solo CDs recordings : Rachmaninoff Concerto n°2 completed by works of Liszt and Chopin, the Liszt transcriptions of Schubert songs (Ed. Zig-Zag) and recently Rachmaninoff solo works (ed. Stermaria)

In December 2004, he was chosen by French Chopin Society to perform the piano part in the reconstruction of tha last Chopin’s concert in Paris. In 2006, he was invited to take part in the integral set of Mozart Sonatas for San-Sebastian Festival (Spain).

Also performer of chamber music, Maciej Pikulski created a duet with the cellist Raphael Chretien with whom he recorded two CD’s: Three Sonatas by Jean Huré and later Two Sonatas by Guy Ropartz and the Sonata by Henri Duparc (Ed. Daphéneo) and played in chamber music concerts with some of important European musicians : Sonia Wieder-Atherton, Sylvia Markovici, Marc Coppey, Olivier Charlier, Laurent Korcia, Gérard Caussé and others…

Meanwhile, he started a career as a vocal accompanist of world leading singers : José van Dam (three recitals in Carnegie Hall - New York ; two recitals in La Scala - Milan, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie – Bruxelles ; Concertgebouw of Amsterdam ; Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires ; Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris) ; Renée Fleming (Musikverein Großer Saal in Vienna, Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Rudolfinum in Prague, Auvers-Sur-Oise in France), Dame Felicity Lott (recitals in France, Great Britain, Spain et India), Maria Bayo (exclusive accompanist since 2006), Anna-Caterina Antonacci, Patricia Petibon and Mireille Delunsch. Really interested in pedagogy Maciej Pikulski gave master-class in China (Shanghai), Brazil (Sao Paulo), India (Bombay), in Paris Superior Conservatory of Music, in Amsterdam Academy of Music, in Montpellier and in Strasbourg. He is also professor with tenure at the Superior Conservatory of Music of San Sebastian (Spain) and teaches every year at the Nancy Summer Academies.

The press recognized his "poetic sensitivity" (Globe and Mail, Toronto), his "powerful technique" (New York Times, NY) and called him "magnificiant musician" (Le Figaro, France) and "great pianist" (Corriere de la Serra, Italy).