Mateusz Rettner

Pianist and composer Mateusz Rettner enjoys a career as successful as it is diverse. In his recitals he often couples works from the standard repertoire with less known pieces and includes new works, many of them written especiallyfor him. His most recent successes include receiving the Mercers' Arts Award, 1st prize in the Collaborative Piano category of the Brooks-van der Pump English Song Competition and an honorable mention in the the Euregio Piano Award Competition.

Mateusz Rettner’s performance career as a soloist and chamber musician has taken him to some of the most prestigious venues in the UK as well as Poland, Germany and the United States, such as: St. John’s Smith Square, the RoyalOver-Seas League, Ambika P3, Victoria and Albert Museum, Chopin Museum in Warsaw, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall in London. Upcoming projects include a CD release of two pianosolo sonatas as well as two violin and piano sonatas by Karol Szymanowski and Grażyna Bacewicz (with violinist Jaga Klimaszewska), a concert tour in Germany presentingthe piano works of Bogusław Schaeffer as well as a CD release of works written for La Tache Ensemble (a new-music group founded by Mateusz Rettner).

The artist has obtained a Master’s Degree (with distinction) from the Royal College of Music, London where he studied as an RCM Award Holder supported by a Jenny Marsh Chapman Memorial Award as well as a Nina Polani Award. He is currently studying for a PhD at the Academy of Music in Kraków.