Biography

           Michał Biel is a Polish pianist and coach currently associated with the Juilliard Vocal Arts Department. Biel has been awarded several prizes and accolades over the years, including Prize for Outstanding Young Pianist at the 9th International S. Moniuszko Vocal Competition, Best Young Accompanist at “Le Grand Prix de l’Opera” in Bucharest (2015); Outstanding Accompaniment at the 10th L. Różycki Vocal Competition in Gliwice (2015); First Prize at the Academic Competition of Art Song in Wrocław (2013); Outstanding Accompaniment at the 9th Ludomir Różycki Polish Vocal Competition in Gliwice (2013); First Prize in the Piano Duo category at the 23rd Roma International Piano Competition (2013); and Second Prize at 17th F.Schubert International Piano Duo Competition in Jesenik (2011).

          He has also participated in several residencies as pianist and coach, including Internationale Meistersinger Akademie in Neumarkt (2017, 2016), The Song Continues at Carnegie Hall (2016), the Mozart Residency at The Academié du Festival d’Aix (2015), the 31st Winter Vocal Course in Duszniki Zdrój, and Wratislavia Cantans Festival (2013). Since June 2013, he has been a member of the Opera Academy at Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, where he has worked with Izabela Kłosińska, Rudolf Piernay, Neil Shicoff, Richard Cross, Brenda Hurley, Eytan Pessen, Olga Pasichnyk, and Matthias Rexroth.

          He is a recipient of the 2016 Marc and Eva Stern Fellowship at SongFest, and was a Jerome L. Greene Fellow at Juilliard. In 2014, he graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, where he studied piano under Andrzej Jasiński and chamber music under Grzegorz Biegas. Later, in 2017, he graduated from the Juilliard School, where he studied collaborative piano under Brian Zeger, Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman, and JJ Penna.