Edition: V

Mikolaj Majkusiak

Mikolaj Majkusiak

Country: Poland

The Artist's Music


Composer and accordionist. Born in 1983 in Warsaw, graduated in composition and accordion performance from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music.

Prize winner of composer’s competitions in Warsaw and Legnica /Poland 2001/ and about 20 competitions for accordion /Klingenthal – Germany 2000, Castelfidardo – Italy 1996, Sanok – Poland 1996/.


Performances of his works and concerts as accordionist include: concerts in Austria, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine; music festivals – Laboratory of Contemporary Music, Warsaw Autumn, Warsaw Guitar Festival; National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, National Baltic Opera, National Polish Radio and TV.

Up to this day has accomplished over two hundred orchestral arrangements, which among others were performed by Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, London Symphony Orchestra, Nicolas Krauze and Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe, Paris Symphonic Orchestra, Chilly Gonzales, Marek Mos i Aukso Chamber Orchestra.

The most significant at his work are symphonic compositions which have been numerously performed: Concerto Classico for accordion and symphony orchestra /Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Symphonic Orchestra of Croatian Radio and TV, Philharmonisches Orchester des Staatstheaters Cottbus, Vogtland Philharmonie Greiz-Reichenbach, Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University, Slovak State Philharmonic in Kosice, Lviv Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic/, Road to the Unknown for female voice, violin solo, DJ and string orchestra /II Festival of World Premiere in Katowice/, Sailors’ Symphony for symphony orchestra and mail choir /Olsztyn Philharmonic/, FisConcerto for 2 accordions and orchestra /Warsaw Philharmonic/, Concerto in F for guitar and string orchestra /Warsaw Guitar Festival/, Pulsaciones for accordion, guitar and string orchestra /V Festival of World Premiere in Katowice/.

In June 2007 his first authors CD called Road to the Unknown (National Polish Radio/Warner Music) was realased featuring string orchestra and great polish artists such as Urszula Dudziak and Jakub Jakowicz.

Since the year 2012, together with a guitarist Andrzej Hejmowski, co-creates the duo Pulsaciones.

Notes on the Musma Composition

“Concerto on Air”

Wind quintet and Water. Besides being a composer, I’m also a sailor, which might explain a lot. I see Air and Water as a perfect combination. “Concerto in Air” is a look on the Water from the Air and vice versa. It’s a way to recall the feelings related to these two elements. “In Air” also means that “A” note is the most important. The main features of this “Concerto” are a part of a competition between or cooperation of instruments. It is a classical form of the composition consisting of three movements: Furioso (“Anxiety”) – Tranquillo (“Horizon”) – Presto ben ritmico (“Storm”).