Bialic, Arkadiusz International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn

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studied at the Academy of Music in Cracow in the organ class of Józef Serafin and at the High School of Music in Freiburg im Breisgau under Zsigmond Száthmary. He pursued solo studies at the High School of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main under Daniel Roth, graduating with the Konzertexamen-Orgel diploma. He was a scholarship holder of the DAAD, Alfred Toepfer Foundation, and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland. He has won awards at international competitions in Poland, France and Switzerland. He is the first Pole to be awarded at the most prestigious organ competition, the Grand Prix de Chartres (2nd Grand Prix in the interpretation category in 2002). 

As a soloist and chamber musician, he has also performed notably with the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Warsaw Philharmonic, and Beethoven Academy Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop, Massimiliano Caldi, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Krzysztof Urbański, and Antoni Wit. As an orchestral musician, he has collaborated with the Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic Orchestra in Cracow, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, and Cracow Opera. 

He has made a number of radio recordings for Polish and Slovak radios, including premieres of Polish music such as Wojciech Widla’s Wziemięwzięcie, Dariusz Przybylski’s Halutination II, Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil’s Okeanos, as well as CD recordings including Oratorio Quo Vadis by Feliks Nowowiejski with the Olsztyn Philharmonic under Piotr Sulkowski (DUX, 2017), the first Polish recording of Olivier Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur (DUX, 2019), a solo album titled The Vadis of the Vadis (DUX, 2019). Arkadiusz Bialic plays Bach, Górecki, Franck, Duruflé (Ars Sonora, 2020), César Franck Organ Works vol. 1 (Cracow Music Academy, 2022), and Andrzej Krzanowski’s Reliefs for the Anaklasis publishing house (PWM Edition, 2022), which won the Fryderyk 2023 award in the Chamber Music Duos category. As a teacher, he is affiliated with the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Cracow and the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where he runs organ classes. He obtained a PhD degree in 2017 and habilitation in 2019.