Dominik Wania - NOSPR
Jazz pianist and teacher, greatly sought-after as a session musician. He studied at Academy of Music in Cracow and New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He has performed with leading Polish and foreign jazz musicians, including Tomasz Stańko and Marcus Miller. He plays the piano in Maciej Obara Quartet, with which he recorded Unloved (2017) and Three Crowns (2019), both for ECM. He also successfully performs film music, and collaborates with Zbigniew Preisner, who wrote nine pieces for solo piano specially for him (released on CD Twilight, 2019). His Fryderyk-winning original project Ravel (2013), an important item in his vast discography, is one of the few settings of that French composer’s music for a jazz trio. 2020 saw the release by ECM of his most recent album Lonely Shadows (also awarded with Fryderyk), history’s first solo CD by a Polish musician to have been appeared under this prestigious label. Dominik Wania teaches at the Academy of Music in Cracow and Academy of Music in Katowice as well as the Cracow School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.