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Maciej Frąckiewicz - NOSPR

Maciej FrąckiewiczAccordion

photo by Anita Wąsik-Płocińska

Maciej Frąckiewicz - Winner of the 20th ‘Arrasate Hiria’ International Accordion Competition in Spain (2012), one of the most prestigious competitions in this category. In 2013 he received the “Polityka” magazine “Passport” award for “very mature and diverse interpretations of contemporary music and other music genres. For courage, daring and consistency. For enriching the musical repertoire. For his concert creations and stimulating our imagination, as well as his persuasive strength”.

He is also a laureate of prestigious international accordion competitions in Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Italy and Spain – he won Deutscher Musikwettbewerb in Bonn (2018), Folkwang Preis in Essen (2017), GWK Competition in Münster (2015), he received 2nd prize at the 42nd International Accordion Competition in Klingenthal, Germany (2008).

He has performed with symphony orchestras such as Warsaw Philharmonic, the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Bochumer Symphoniker under the baton of Łukasz Borowicz, José Maria Florêncio, Jacek Kaspszyk, Krzysztof Penderecki, Rasmus Baumann, Bassem Akiki, Fuad Ibrahimov and others.

He appeared in festivals in Poland and abroad, including the Warsaw Autumn, La Folle Journée (Warszawa), Festiwal Muzyki Polskiej (Kraków), Musica Polonica Nova (Wrocław), Muzyczny Festiwal w Łańcucie, Neue Horizonten,  Klangbrücke (Hanower), Odessa Classics, Contrasts (Lviv), Farinelli Festival di Musica Classica (Andria), Krzysztof Penderecki Days (Yerevan), Musique au Leman (Thonon-les-Bains), Latvian New Music Days (Riga), Folefest (Lisbon), Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival (South Korea), Moscow Autumn (Russia), Gubaidulina’s Days in Katowice (Poland), Cleveland Classical (USA). Recently he has performed recitals during Niedersächsische Musiktage, Chapeau Classique, Ludwigsburgschlossfestspiele, Gezeitenkonzerte (Germany). He regularly tours USA and China.

Maciej Frąckiewicz premiered over 100 new pieces for accordion – most of them were dedicated to him. In November 2016 he recorded Gubaidulina!s Under the Sign of Scorpio, in Januar 2018 he premiered Penderecki's Accordion Concerto, which was re- corded in December 2018 under the baton of the composer with Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus. This recorded was honored with the Fryderyk polish music industry preis for

the Best Concerto Album. Until now he recorded 7 albums (nominated to the Opus Klassik - german musik industry prize), on over 10 albums he appeared as a guest. He recor- ded for polish radio and polish tv, LR3 Latvijas Radio, Radio de Portugal, WDR3 und Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

He studied at the Frederic Chopin University of Music (UMFC) in Warsaw (Poland) with Prof. Klaudiusz Baran, HfM in Detmold (Germany) with prof. Grzegorz Stopa, ESMUC in Barcelona with Inaki Alberdi, FUdK in Essen with Prof. Mie Miki. He has attended masterclasses at the MUK in Vienna (with Teodoro Anzellotti), Landesakademie in Ottweiler (with Stefan Hussong, Geir Draugsvoll) and at the in Mozarteum in Salzburg (with with Julius Berger.) He participated also masterclasses with Paolo Pandolfo and Krystian Bezuidenhout, as well as numerous classes with Yuri Shishkin and Claudio Jacomucci.

He served as a jury member during accordion competition in Castelfidardo (Italy), Klingenthal (Germany), Lissabon and Loule (Portugal) and in Harbin (China.

Dr. Maciej Frąckiewicz since October 2018 leads the accordion class at Hochschule für Musik Detmold, regularly teaches during master courses in Europe and in Asia.

Artist plays on a Pigini Nova.

He is a chairman of Foundation Armonia dell’arte, where he manages cultural projects with cooperation with leading polish cultural institutions.


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