Maciej Kułakowski

Maciej Kułakowski


In 2015 at the age of 19, Maciej won 1st Prize at the Lutoslawski International Cello Competition. He was a Laureate in the Finals of the 2017 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and a prize winner at the 2019 YCAT International Auditions at Wigmore Hall.

Over the last year Maciej has appeared as soloist with the London Mozart Players, the Baltic Philharmonic, Polish Chamber Orchestra Sopot, Opole Philharmonic and Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestras.

During the 2021/22 season he gives solo recitals at Wigmore Hall, Kronberg Festival, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Konzerthaus Berlin and Laieszhalle Hamburg.

He premieres a new work by Anna Roclawska-Musialczyk in Gdansk, returns as soloist with the Podlasie, Kielce, Kalisz and Zielona Góra Philharmonic Orchestras, and records Penderecki’s complete solo cello music. His recording of French music for Delphian Records is due for release in 2022.

Born in Gdansk, Maciej studied with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Kronberg Academy.

Maciej plays a Giovanni Baptista Ruggeri Cello made in Cremona, 1700 on loan from a Charitable Trust.

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