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Marcin Masecki

piano

fot. Magdalena Hueckel

Masecki is one of Poland’s most prolific and idiosyncratic musicians. Winner of many awards he performs extensively on all keyboard instruments, composes for film and theatre, produces festivals, conducts orchestras, educates, records and curates musical events. His projects span a wide range of styles and his virtuosic fusion of different genres as well as the blurring of the line between high art and entertainment have become his hallmarks.

Currently he co-leads the Jazz Band Młynarski-Masecki, a large ensemble devoted to polish jazz from the 20s and 30s in his own arrangments. Parallel he runs a jazz trio with drummer Jerzy Rogiewicz and bassist Piotr Domagalski. He also performs a modern version of ragtime in duo with Rogiewicz. As a classical musician he works solo, with chamber groups and with orchestras as soloist and/or conductor. He hosts a variety of concert cycles where he narrates the history of classical music in an informal and refreshing style. He is a member of the Ensemble Festival in the castle Książ and teaches an improvisation class there every year.

As film scorer he has worked on Paweł Pawlikowski’s “Cold War” (Best Director at Cannes 2019), Darek Gajewski’s “Strange Heaven” and Michał Marczak’s “Fuck For Forrest”.

He works regularly with the Polish National Radio, Teatr Studio, Bar Studio and Capella Cracoviensis. He lives in Berlin and Warsaw.