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Data publikacji / 2022-10-06

Born in 1980 in Szczecin, Michał Francuz graduated from Feliks Nowowiejski State Secondary School of Music in Szczecin, where he studied in Dr Mikołaj Szczęsny’s class of piano. He continued education at Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, where he was a student of Prof. Waldemar Andrzejewski. Since 2010, he has been lecturer at the Academy’s Dept. of chamber music. He has collaborated with almost all major Polish philharmonic and chamber orchestras, as well as with Sinfonia Varsovia, Baltic Neopolis Orchestra, Feelharmony Orchestra, Colegium F Orchestra, l’Autunno Chamber Orchestra, and such institutions, as Wielki Theatre in Poznań, Polski Theatre in Szczecin, Kameralny Theatre in Szczecin, Baltic Opera in Gdańsk, as well as with Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society of Poznań. Has co­authored a number of chamber music projects, and taken part in a number of international music festivals, incl. Les Folles Journes Chopin – Chopin Open in Warsaw, Cinquieme Festival Culturel International de Musique Symphonique in Algieria, Lubom­irski Festival (Poland, Ukraine), Muzyka na Szczytach (Music on the Heights) in Zakopane, Sacrum non Profanum in Trzęsacz, Rzeszów Musical Autumn, I. J. Paderewski Festival in Warsaw, Poznań Musical Spring, Szczecin Classic, Chopin w Barwach Jesieni (Chopin in the Colours of Autumn) in Antonin, and several others. Has given numerous concerts at the Chopin’s Mansion in Żela­ zowa Wola and at The Royal Bath Palace in Warsaw. In May 2015, he debuted at New York’s Carnegie Hall. In 2019, the album Polskie Sonaty Skrzypcowe (Polish Violin Sonatas), which he recorded with Bartek Nizioł, was released. 2020 saw the release of his album recorded with Joanna Konarzewska and Rafał Kwiatkowski, which contains piano trios by Władysław Żeleński, Grzegorz Fitelberg, as well as the world premiere of a trio by Apolinary Szeluta. Still in 2020, he teamed up with Śląski Quartet to make a recording of a piano trio and quartet by Władysław Żeleński. Has also made several recordings for Polish Radio and TV.