Michał Francuz


Francuz is one of the most eminent artists of his generation, performing successfully in North America, Africa , Asia and throughout Europe. He gained recognition of listeners and music critics and he is regarded as one of the most interesting Polish pianists. His musical technique is very impressive and his interpretations of compositions are distinguished by sound imagination, power of expression, they are full of life.

He was born in 1980 in Szczecin. He is a graduate of Feliks Nowowiejski State Musical High School in Szczecin, in Mikolaj Szczesny’s piano class. Currently, as a graduate of Ignacy Jan Paderewski Musical Academy in Poznan, where he studied under the direction of an eminent teacher, professor Waldemar Andrzejewski, he is an employee of this academy and he actively participates in academic concert activity.

Michał Francuz frequently gives concerts both as a solo and chamber musician, gaining recognition of listeners and critics. He made his debut as a soloist with an orchestra at the age of 10 and has cooperated since then with orchestras in Poland and abroad.

He has been regularly invited to take part in music festivals, among others, International Festival of Modern Music Poznań Music Spring, Autumn, Interanational Festival Chopin in Autumn Color in Antonin. He has been invited to take part in prestigious music events.
He inaugurated International Chopin Piano Competition in Antonin with his piano recital. Michal Francuz gave many piano recitals at Chopin’s Birth place Museum in Zelazowa Wola (Poland) and Royal Łazienki in Warsaw. He performed during Cinquieme Festiwal Culturel Intermational de Musique Symphonique in Algeria, Sunrise in Asia (Vietnam, India), Lubormirski Festival, Bergen Festival and many others.
In October 2016, he was an official pianist of 15th Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznan.

His artistic activity and merits have been recognized with multiple special awards from the Ministry of Culture and Arts of the Republic of Poland.

As a chamber musician, he cooperates with many eminent musicians. Among others, he performed with such artists as Iwona Sobotka, Stefan Dohr, Agata Zubel, Bartek Nizioł, Richard Lin, Baltic Neopolis Quartet, Jarosław Nadrzycki, Szymon Krzeszowiec, Pierro Massa, Jean – Marc Fessard, Matjaz Derevensek, Jan Schulte – Bunert, Gro Sandvik, Moshe Aron Espstein, Ashildur Haraldsdottir, Adam Zdunikowski, Bartosz Bryła, Jose Sibaja, Maciej Pietraszko, Piotr Pławner, Rafał Górzyński, Tomasz Daroch, Seiji Okamoto.

He performed many compositions of theatre music, including his own compositions and arrangements, as well as records for Polish Radio.


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