Polska Jazz - FAZIOLI Estek│Marcin Masecki


Thursday 13 October 2016, 9:00 pm

BMC – Opus Jazz Club Budapest, IX. Mátyás u. 8.

Polska Jazz - FAZIOLI Nigths│Marcin Masecki


Featuring: Marcin Masecki - piano

Pianist, composer, Marcin Masecki, born in Warsaw in 1982, is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and winner of many prizes, among them First Prize at the Moscow International Jazz Piano Competition 2005 and the Grand Prix and Prize for Best Soloist at Jazz Hoeilaart "98 in Brussels.

A versatile artist with an extensive discography, Masecki participates in a wide variety of projects. Apart from performing solo and leading his own sextet Profesjonalizm, he is a member of the band Paristetris. He is also music director of the first edition of WOR (Warsaw Orchestra of Recreation) and is a composer in great demand – this year three commissioned compositions will be premiered: two for brass orchestra, and one for piano and ten cellos. 
His parallel passion is classical music which he performs regularly in clubs and independent rock festivals, venues not usually associated with this type of music. His recitals often feature unconventional details: in a recent program of Beethoven’s three last piano sonatas he played wearing both ear stoppers and anti-noise headphones, so as to perform them from the perspective of the deaf composer. His recording of Bach’s Art of the Fugue was released in the spring of 2012 at his label Lado ABC. One of his most recent releases, Mazurki, featured ten mazurkas composed by him.

Masecki has worked with a long list of artists – among others Tomasz Stanko, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Michal Urbaniak, Pink Freud, Innocent Sorcerers, Candelaria Saenz Valiente, Macio Moretti, Ziv Ravitz, Raphael Rogiński and Natalia Korczakowska. He has also composed music for theatre plays in Warsaw’s Teatr Rozmaitosci (Solaris, 2010) and in Wrocław’s Teatr Wspołczesny (Pasażerka, 2009). 

Masecki lives in Warsaw and Buenos Aires.

A collateral event of the Young Poland exhibition in the Ludwig Museum Budapest, presented by the  Polish Modern Art Foundation. The project is co-financed from the funds of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.