Young Polish pianist Michał Biel studied at the Juilliard School, where he was taught by Brian Zeger, Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman and J.J. Penna. He has also studied under Eytan Pessen at Teatr Wielki’s Opera Academy, Warsaw, as well as Andrzej Jasiński and Grzegorz Biegas at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, Katowice.
His collaborations have already taken him to the world’s most celebrated concert halls, including Wigmore Hall, London, Carnegie Hall and the Alice Tully Hall in New York. He has also appeared in recital on such eminent international stages as at the Oper Frankfurt, Opéra de Lille and the Polish National Opera. Michał regularly collaborates with countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński, with whom he performs on the international recital stage and at many prestigious festivals including the Verbier Festival, Life Victoria Barcelona and Pierre Cardin’s Festival de Lacoste.Their work together has been broadcast by Medici, BBC3 and TVP Kultura, amongst others.
In partnership with American bass Alexander Rosen, Michał won 2nd Prize at the Hugo Wolf International Art Song Competition in Stuttgart in 2018, and together they are laureates of the Academy Orsay-Royaumont. Michał’s numerous other accolades include Outstanding Young Pianist at the Stanisław Moniuszko International Singing Competition, Warsaw, Best Young Accompanist at Le Grand Prix de l’Opéra in Bucharest, and Outstanding Accompaniment at the L. Różycki Vocal Competition in Gliwice.
Michał Biel holds residencies as a collaborative pianist at the Juilliard School Vocal Arts Department as well as the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie in Neumarkt.Deeply invested in collaborating with singers since the start of his career, he has worked at the Winter Singing Course in Duszniki Zdrój and the Wratislavia Cantans Festival, and continues to coach singers at the Chautauqua Institution School of Music Voice Program.
(photo: Honorata Karapuda)