Mikołaj Majkusiak Composer

born in 1983 r., composer, accordionist, graduated in composition and accordion performance from the Warsaw Fryderyk Chopin University of Music.

Performances of his works and concerts as accordionist include: concerts in Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine; music festivals – Klara Festival, International Festival Wratislavia Cantans, Musica Polonica Nova, Latvian New Music Days, Ljubljana Festival, Music Masters on Air, Warsaw Autumn.

His works have been premiered by: AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, Elbląska Orkiestra Kameralna, Filharmonia Warmińsko-Mazurska, Filharmonia Świętokrzyska, Atom String Quartet, Hashtag Ensemble, Kwartludium, LutosAir Quintet, Morpheus Saxophone Quartet, Magdalena Bojanowicz, Marek Bracha, Urszula Dudziak, Jose Maria Florencio, Maciej Frąckiewicz, Jakub Jakowicz, Ania Karpowicz, Marek Moś, Jacek Rogala, Agata Szymczewska.

His symphonic works have been numerously performed: Road to the Unknown for female voice, violin solo, DJ and string orchestra /II Festival of World Premiere in Katowice/, Sailors’ Symphony for symphony orchestra and mail choir /Olsztyn Philharmonic/, FisConcerto for 2 accordions and orchestra /Warsaw Philharmonic/, Concerto in F for guitar and string orchestra /Warsaw Guitar Festival/, Concerto in C for flute, piano and symphony orchestra /Kielce Philharmonic/.

The Concerto Classico for accordion and symphony orchestra, composed at the age of 17, is especially popular. To this day, the work had over 70 performances, including: Eurovision Young Musicians Finals 2010, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra of Croatian Radio and TV, Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon, Slovak State Philharmonic Kosice, Vogtland Philharmonie Greiz-Reichenbach, Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, Göteborgs Konserthus, Odense Concerthouse, Philharmonisches Orchester des Staatstheaters Cottbus, Duisburger Philharmoniker, Orquestra Clássica da Madeira.

Up to this day has accomplished over 400 orchestral arrangements, which among others were performed by Jules Buckley, Chilly Gonzales with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Cornelius Meister with Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jules Buckley with Metropole Orchestra, Nicolas Krauze with Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe, Marek Moś with AUKSO Chamber Orchestra.

In June 2007 his authors CD called Road to the Unknown (National Polish Radio/Warner Music) was released featuring string orchestra and great polish artists such as Urszula Dudziak, Jakub Jakowicz, Cezary Konrad and Wojciech Pilichowski.