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Young Polish pianist Mateusz Borowiak has already attracted international attention for his serious musicianship and technique, bringing a thoughtful integrity and expression to each piece in his repertoire from Bach to Barber. His recent debut at London’s Wigmore Hall pleased critics, with Robert Beattie of SeenandHeardInternational.com stating, “Borowiak has all the qualities of the consummate musician and virtuoso and is clearly destined for great things.”

During the 2017-18 season, Mr. Borowiak will perform a three-recital series at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall, where he will premiere six sonatas by American composer Lou Pelosi. Additional will include selections by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Debussy.

Mateusz Borowiak is a laureate of international piano competitions including Queen Elisabeth (Brussels), Gawon International Music Society (Seoul), Maria Canals (Barcelona), Rina Sala Gallo (Monza), Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, as well as the Harriet Cohen Memorial Award and the Royal Over-Seas League competitions in London. He graduated with distinction from Cambridge University and the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice where he studied under Professor Andrzej Jasiński.

He has performed as soloist in venues such as Barbican Hall (London), Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), Salle Cortot (Paris), Gasteig (Munich), Wigmore Hall (London), Philharmonic Hall (St Petersburg), Zentrum Paul Klee (Bern), Flagey (Brussels), L'Auditori (Barcelona), Albert Long Hall (Istanbul), Adán Martín Auditorio (Tenerife), Auditorio Nacional de Musica (Madrid), Liszt Hall (Budapest), Sejong Arts Center (Seoul), Concertgebouw (Brugges), L'Auditori Manuel de Falla (Granada), National Centre for Performing Arts (Beijing) and Shanghai Symphony Hall; at festivals including St Petersburg International Winter Festival Arts Square, Oestbelgien Festival, Cambridge Festival, Rubinstein Piano Festival, Festival Isaac Albeniz de Camprodon, International Chopin Festival in Duszniki, Polish Pianist Festivals in Słupsk and the Royal Cracow Piano Festival, as well as in Czechia, Latvia, Slovakia, Ukraine and the US.

He has performed with Royal Philharmonic, St Petersburg Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Orchestre National de Belgique, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfònica del Vallès, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Silesian Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, Sinfonietta Cracovia, London Octave, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfònica de Tenerife, Białystok, Częstochowa, Łódź, Jelenia Góra and Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestras, Silesian Philharmonic, Pomeranian Philharmonic, Sinfonia Baltica, and Silesian String Quartet. Conductors he has worked with include Marin Alsop, Massimiliano Caldi, Andrey Boreyko, Edo de Waart, Hans Graf, Michał Klauza, Alan Buribayev, Tomasz Bugaj, Joseph Swensen, Tadeusz Strugała, Aleksander Liebreich and Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk.

His concerts have been broadcast on national and local television and radio in Poland, Spain, UK, France, Sweden, Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, New Zealand and the US. His first CD of Louis Pelosi's Thirteen Preludes and Fugues was released by KASP Records, New York in October 2012. CD releases in 2014 include ‘Mateusz Borowiak Live at the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2013' and 15 keyboard sonatas by Antonio Soler, by Naxos Records.