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Michał Mossakowski - NOSPR

Michał MossakowskiPiano

photo by Marie Rolland

Pianist, organist, doctor of musical arts, born in 1992 in a family with musical traditions, belongs to the most interesting Polish pianists of the young generation.
In 2016 he graduated with honors from the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, where he studied under Włodzimierz Wiesztordt. He is currently a teacher at his alma mater.
From 2018 to 2021 he studied at the National Conservatory in Paris, where he had the opportunity to develop his skills under the guidance of outstanding artists such as: Michel Dalberto, Frank Braley, Roger Muraro, Denis Pascal.
He is a pianist who is very active in both solo and chamber music concerts. He has already performed many recitals and concerts in: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Italy, China, United States.
In June 2019, he made his debut at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, performing the Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann. During the same year, collaborating with the eminent conductor Bertrand de Billy, he made his Paris debut with a performance of the Piano Concerto in G major by Maurice Ravel.
He has performed at the Mozarteum Wieener Saal in Salzburg (2016), as well as at the Carnegie Hall in New York (2017). 
He has collaborated with such conductors as Bertrand de Billy, Massimiliano Caldi, Andrea Sanguineti, Nicolas Krüger, Marek Moś, Kai Bumann, Alexander Humala, Zygmunt Rychert.
His greatest concert achievements are numerous performances at: National Philharmonic, Baltic Philharmonic, Gorzów Philharmonic, Pomeranian Philharmonic, Wrocław Philharmonic, participation in the Summer Music Festival in Moscow (2013) and a three-week tour in China (2014), where he performed the Piano Concerto in E minor, Op. 11 by Fryderyk Chopin. There he also made a recording for Chinese television.
He is a laureate of many national and international piano competitions: the title of the laureate of “Estrada Młodych” and two special prizes – the J. Waldorff Prize and the Prize of the Słupsk Cultural Society at the 48th Polish Piano Festival (Słupsk, 2014), second prize at the 7th Nordic Piano Competition in Malmö (Sweden, 2014), second prize at the 2nd L. Godowski International Piano Competition (Warsaw, 2014), first prize at the International Piano Competition in Salzburg (Austria, 2016), first prize at the New York International Piano Competition (USA, 2017), third prize at the 8th F. Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford (USA, 2017), third prize at the 11th International F. Chopin Piano Competition in Mariánské Lázně (Czech Republic, 2017), third prize at the 3rd Livorno International Piano Competition, (Italy, 2019), second prize at the 25th Jean Françaix International Piano Competition in Vanves/Paris (France, 2022).
He has also honed his skills at numerous master classes given by such artists as Richard Goode, Nikolai Demidenko, Dang Thai Son, Lee Kum-Sing, Akiko Ebi, Dina Yoffe, Bernd Goetzke, Tobias Koch, Krzysztof Jabłoński, Piotr Paleczny and Jerzy Sulikowski.
For his artistic achievements he received numerous scholarships of the Minister of Science and Higher Education, the Rector of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk, the President of the City of Gdańsk, the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodship, the Marshal of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship.
His passion is also playing the organ, especially improvisation. He studied at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. 
As an organist he received distinction for performance of Fantasy on a Theme B-A-C-H op. 46 by Max Reger at the 5th Academic Organ Competition “Romuald Sroczyński in memoriam” (2016).


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