Marcin Świątkiewicz - harpsichord

date: SINCE 11.2023 place: world In progress

One of the most renowned Polish harpsichordists, was awarded the prestigious "Polityka" weekly's Passport Award in 2015. His expertise extends to performing and improvising on various historical keyboard instruments. As a soloist and conductor, he maintains regular collaborations with esteemed ensembles such as Brecon Baroque, Arte dei Suonatori, and Capella Cracoviensis.

Marcin's exceptional artistry is reflected in his diverse discography, having recorded for distinguished labels like BIS, Channel Classics, CPO, Rubicon, Accent, Alpha, Decca, Linn Records, and DUX. Additionally, his performances have been featured on radio and television broadcasters throughout Europe. In 2015, he released an album showcasing harpsichord concertos by JG Müthel, which received the prestigious Diapason d'Or award. The year 2017 witnessed the launch of his multi-award-winning CD, "Cromatica," by CPO. In 2018, he recorded JS Bach's harpsichord concertos for Channel Classics, and his interpretation of the Goldberg Variations was published by Rubicon Classics in 2020. Other notable accomplishments include the recording of Biber's Rosenkranzsonaten, with Rachel Podger and David Miller, which earned the Gramophone Award.

Beyond his virtuosity in Baroque repertoire, Marcin collaborates with symphony orchestras, showcasing his talent for 20th and 21st-century harpsichord concertos. In 2021, he played a pivotal role in the world premiere recording of "Drach. Dramma per musica" by Aleksander Nowak and Szczepan Twardoch, in collaboration with the Aukso Orchestra. Marcin's dedication to the advancement of music and education is evident through his role as a professor at the Academy of Music in Katowice, where he imparts his knowledge and passion to aspiring musicians.