Young Polish pianist Michał Biel’s collaborations have already brought him to some of the world’s eminent concert halls such as Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Alice Tully Hall. He has also played recitals at opera houses like Oper Frankfurt, Opera de Lille, and Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera. Regularly collaborating with the countenor Jakub Józef Orliński, together they have recently performed at prestigious festivals such as Verbier Festival, Life Victoria Barcelona, and Pierre Cardin’s Festival de Lacoste, and their work has been broadcast by Medici TV, BBC3, Wigmore Hall, and TVP Kultura.
In partnership with bass Alex Rosen, Michał won 2nd Prize at the Hugo Wolf International Art Song Competition in Stuttgart in 2018. Also with Mr. Rosen, Michał is a Laureate of the Academy Orsay-Royaumont. Michał’s other prizes include Outstanding Young Pianist at the Stanisław Moniuszko International Singing Competition in Warsaw, the award for Best Young Accompanist at Le Grand Prix de L’Opèra in Bucharest, and Awards for Outstanding Accompaniment at L. Różycki Vocal Competition in Gliwice.
Michał maintains residencies as a collaborative pianist at the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie and the Juilliard School Vocal Arts Department, and also coaches singers at the Chautauqua Institution School of Music Voice Program. Invested in collaborating with singers since the beginning of his career, Michał has also worked at the Winter Singing Course in Duszniki Zdrój and the Wratislavia Cantans Festival.
Michał studied at the Juilliard School in New York where he was taught by Brian Zeger, Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman, and J.J. Penna. He studied with Eytan Pessen at Teatr Wielki’s Opera Academy in Warsaw, and with Andrzej Jasiński and Grzegorz Biegas at The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland.