In 2015 at the age of 19, Maciej won First Prize and a special award at the Lutoslawski International Cello Competition and in 2016 he received a scholarship and special prize from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben at the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb. 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 in London.
Born in Gdansk, Maciej studies with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Kronberg Academy, and previously studied with Marcin Zdunik at the Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, Mannheim University and the Franz Liszt University of Music in Weimar. He has taken part in masterclasses with Sir Andras Schiff and Mischa Maisky among many other virtuosi.
In addition to performing the Schumann Concerto with the London Mozart Players, this season Maciej returns to the Wigmore Hall as soloist, and as part of the Thomas Larcher Focus Day. He takes part in the Cello Biennale in Amsterdam, the Emanacje Music Festival in Lusławice, and records for Delphian. Other solo appearances include the Sinfonietta Cracovia at the Penderecki Festival, the Polish Philharmonic Orchestra ‘Sinfonia Baltica’, Siberian State Symphony and the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestras. Recitals and chamber music have taken Maciej across Europe and further afield, highlights including the Piatigorsky Cello Festival in Los Angeles, Beijing Super Cello Festival, the Penderecki, Lutoslawski, and Munich Rising Stars Festivals.
Solo highlights include the National Philharmony Warsaw, Baltic Philharmony, St. Petersburg Symphony, Calgary Symphony and Aukso: Chamber Orchestra of Tychy, among many others. He has also premiered a new work especially written for him by Tadeusz Kassak with the Kassak Brass Ensemble and undertaken a residency at the Ozawa International Academy in Switzerland. As a member of the Wilkormirski Trio, he has given concerts throughout Poland and recorded music by Arensky for the DUX label.
Maciej plays a Thorsten Theis cello from 2014.