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Michał Biel

Pianist and tutor, associated with the Juilliard School in New York. Laureate of numerous awards and distinctions in music competitions, including the second prize of the 11th International Hugo Wolf Art Song Competition in Stuttgart (2018), an award for an outstanding young pianist at the 9th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition (2016), a prize for the best young accompanist at Le Grand Prix de l’Opéra in Bucharest (2015), a prize for an outstanding accompaniment at the Ludomir Różycki National Vocal Competition in Gliwice (2013, 2015), first prize in the piano duets category at the 23rd “Roma” International Piano Competition in Rome, second prize at the 17th International Schubert Competition for Piano Duos in Jeseník (2011).

As a pianist and tutor, he participated in the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie in Neumarkt (2016, 2017, 2018), The Song Continues at Carnegie Hall (2016), 31st Winter Vocal Training Course in Duszniki-Zdrój (2013) and the International Wratislavia Cantans Festival (2013). He worked as a pianist and harpsichordist on “Don Giovanni”, co-produced by the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice and Louisville University. Since 2013, he has been participating in workshops of the Opera Academy at the Wielki Theatre – National Opera in Warsaw, where he worked with Izabela Kłosińska, Rudolf Piernay, Neil Shicoff, Richard Cross, Brenda Hurley, Eytan Pessen, Olga Pasichnyk and Matthias Rexroth, among many others. Holder of the Marc and Eva Stern Fellowship at the SongFest Festival in Los Angeles, Jerome L. Greene Foundation Scholarship at the Juilliard School, and the Royaumont Foundation Scholarship, thanks to which he is now an artist-in-residence at the Académie de la mélodie et du lied.

In 2014, Michał Bielgraduated from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, in the piano class of Prof. Andrzej Jasiński and in the chamber music class of Prof. Grzegorz Biegas. Between 2015 and 2017, he studied Collaborative Piano at the Juilliard School. During his studies, he worked with Brian Zeger, Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman and J.J. Penna.