Nerkowski, Maciej Bogumił

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Baritone, he began his musical education in 1999 at the State Secondary School of Music in Bialystok. In 2003–8 he studied at the Vocal Department of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, graduating with honours. 

Since 2000, he has performed as a soloist in Poland and internationally, participating with contemporary music festivals such as Crossdrumming, Warsaw Autumn, Sacrum Profanum in Cracow, Klang in Copenhagen, Aujourd’hui Musiques in Perpignan, Flâneries Musicales in Reims, and Novelum in Toulouse. 

He has cooperated with the Grand Theatre – National Opera in Warsaw, Grand Theatre in Poznań, Warsaw Philharmonic, Capitol Music Theatre in Wrocław, Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Cracow, Laboratorio Toscano per la Lirica Opera Studio, and Théâtre de L’Archipel in Perpignan. Currently he is a soloist of the Białystok Opera and Philharmonic; makes recordings and appears in concert with the Hashtag Ensemble; and cooperates with the Rampa Theatre in Warsaw. 

The CD of Paweł Łukaszewski Symphony no. 4 “on the Mercy of God”, in which he interprets the solo part, won the 2017 Fryderyk for Album of the Year – Contemporary Music. In 2001 and 2006 he won the 1s Prize at the Night Song Moniuszko Competition in Białystok, and in 2010 the 2nd Prize at the 14th International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition in Cracow (with Leszek Lorent). 

In 2008 he obtained a scholarship from Société Générale and was awarded at the Youth Music Forum organised by the Austrian Cultural Forum.