Touted by Classical Guitar Magazine as a ‘spectacular’ musician and his interpretations as ‘truly breathtaking’, Mateusz Kowalski is emerging as a star on the worldwide guitar stage.
The repertoire of Mateusz Kowalski consists of pieces from different epochs – from renaissance to modern compositions. He interprets them in a historically informed manner. His aim is to build the interesting, convincing and very often surprising musical creations, being in the same while the great stories, which impact the listeners.
As a concert artist, he performed in the most famous venues worldwide. In age of 23, he made his debut in Vienna Musikverein and in Shanghai Grand Theatre, where great stars as Yo-Yo Ma and Luciano Pavarotti gave concerts. In 2019 he performed Concierto de Aranjuez with Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. He gave recitals in Paris, Budapest, London and could be heard in 15 countries all over the world.
The competitions he had won had a huge, positive impact on his career. Next to the 1st prize and audience prize in Antony, France, the most important one is the 2nd EuroStrings International Competition – the highlight of the EuroStrings program, which Mateusz was a member of. The program creates a lot of international opportunities supporting professional career development. Part of the 1st prize was an international tour in Europe, the US and Asia.
In September 2019 artist’s debut CD album Mateusz Kowalski Classical Guitarist was premiered. It was released by the Polish label CD Accord and distributed by NAXOS. The CD is a set of important pieces for the artist. The program consists of compositions written by Bach, Giuliani, Tárrega, Barrios, Piazzolla, Ponce, Schubert and Assad (premiere recording).
Mateusz Kowalski is a scholarship holder of the Marshal of the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodeship, the Mayor of Koszalin and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (the “Young Poland” programme).
The artist proudly plays on instruments built by famous luthiers: Masaki Sakurai, Karl-Heinz Roemmich and Hanson Yao.
Friday 22nd of may