Accordionist, chamber musician. Award-winning and versatile, he has won laurels at prestigious international and national competitions in Klingenthal, Sanok, Castelfidardo, Poprad and Vilnius, among others. In 2022, he received the “Young Poland” scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. He graduated with honours from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in the class of Klaudiusz Baran. He is currently a doctoral student at his alma mater. He has repeatedly participated in master courses in interpretation, working under the direction of such pedagogues as Mieki, Geir Draugsvoll, Matti Rantanen, Claudio Jacomucci, Stefan Hussong and Elżbieta Rosińska.
The artist has taken part in many festivals as a soloist and chamber musician, including the Warsaw Autumn Festival, MusicaModerna, New Horizons, Strefa Ciszy, Singer’s Warsaw, Smykofonia, Emanacje, Summer Concerts on Grochowska Street. He has performed at the Presidential Palace, the Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Studio, the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the National Philharmonic, the Łódź Philharmonic, the Baltic Philharmonic, and abroad (Hungary, Lithuania, Italy, Ukraine, Slovakia, Germany, France). An important element of his activity is cooperation with Polish and foreign composers of the young generation, including Andrzej Karałow, Wojciech Kostrzewa, Marcin Piotr Łopacki, Kirsten Milenko, Tyler Versluis. These collaborations have resulted in many works that the artist has had the opportunity to premiere.
Mateusz Stankiewicz is a member of the duo Dziołak/Stankiewicz, whose main artistic objective is to promote new Polish music for accordion and clarinet. The duo received a grant from the Bank Société Générale to record an album featuring works dedicated to the ensemble. The album “Andrzej Karalow: De invitatione mortis” (Chopin University Press, UMFC CD 124-125) featuring them was nominated for the 2021 Fryderyk Award.
photo: Mateusz Żaboklicki