Mateusz Tomica

Mateusz Tomica is a laureate of numerous awards at national and international piano competitions. His latest achievements include 2nd prize (1st not awarded) at the XII International Chopin Piano Competition in Darmstadt (2022) and special prize for the best mazurkas during the compeition, being a finalist of the Polish National Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2020), participation in the final of the 20th Lodz International Chamber Music Competition Kiejstut Bacewicz (Łódź 2019), 2nd place at the Polish National Władysław Kędra Piano Competition (Łódź 2016), 1st place at the 6th Intercollegiate Chamber Competition for instrumental and vocal duets
(Katowice 2019).

Born in 1997 in Katowice. Started to play the piano at the age of 7 at POSM Stanisław Moniuszko, and then at POSM Karol Szymanowski in Katowice in the piano class of prof. Monika Sikorska-Wojtacha and dr Hubert Salwarowski. In the meantime, he achieved many prizes and awards at competitions, such as: 1st Prize in the International Competition for Young Performers “Art of the 21st Century”. in Vienna (2011), 3rd Prize in the 4th Chopin Piano Tournament Halina and Ludwik Stefański in Krakow (2013), 2nd Prize in the 22nd International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth in Szafarnia (2014), 1st place at the Grand Prize International Music Competition (London 2016).

Mateusz Tomica studied at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice under the supervision of prof. Magdalena Lisak and prof. Hubert Salwarowski. In the 2017/2018 academic year, he studied at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna with prof. Jan Jirack von Arnim class. Currently Mateusz Tomica is studying under the supervision of prof. Tomasz Herbut at Hochschule der Künste Bern in Switzerland. He regularly develops his skills by participating in masterclasses led by outstanding personalities of music world. These include: Dimitri Bashkirov, Andrzej Jasiński, Wojciech Świtała, Ewa Pobłocka, Nikolai Demidenko, Piotr Andereszewski, Fabio Bidini and Janusz Olejniczak. He also collaborated with great artists such as Marek Pijarowski, Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, Jacek Kraszewski, Łukasz Dyczko, Joanna Goranko and Apollon Musagète Quartett.

In recent years, Mateusz Tomica has performed in many countries such as Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, Austria and United Arab Emirates. Among his previous concerts, we can distinguish recitals during the “Prelude” of the 75th Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdrój, the 30th International Festival of Young Winners of Music Competitions and at the birthplace of Fryderyk Chopin in Żelazowa Wola, Łazienki Palace in Warsaw, National Polish Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, as well as performances with the Polish National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Chamber Music Orchestra, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and the Silesian Chamber Orchestra. Mateusz Tomica received a scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.