The Polish guitarist Michał Stanikowski graduated from the Academy of Music in Wrocław in the class of Prof. Piotr Zaleski. In Germany he continued his musical education at the University of Music Hannover with Prof. Frank Bunkgarten, at the University of Music Freiburg with Prof. Sonja Prunnbauer, at the University of Music Trossingen with Prof. Michael R. Hampel and the University of Music in Weimar with Prof. Tomasz Zawierucha and Prof. Ricardo Gallen. The award – winning musician Stanikowski received prizes at numerous international guitar competitions, for example in Velbert (Germany), Enschede (The Netherlands), Weimar (Germany), Sanok and Olsztyn (Poland). Furthermore he was awarded multiple scholarships for outstanding achievements, such as grants by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, as well as the “Young Poland” Foundation and the “Yehudi Menuhin Live Music” Foundation. Michał Stanikowski performs as a soloist at many music festivals and stages (Berlin, Los Angeles, New York, Warsaw or Zürich) he gives chamber music concerts with Marek Pasieczny or quartett(o) Freiburg, works together with chamber and symphonic orchestras, is a member of the jury of numerous guitar contests and gives masterclasses. From a very young age on Stanikowski records for Radio and Television. In 2007, in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 he released his six albums in a great number of copies. Michal Stanikowski teaches the guitar at the University of Music in Trossingen and Conservatory of Music in Zürich. He is als founder and director of the Guitar Festival „Gitarrophilia“ in Trossingen.
Follow the season in 2018/2019
08 Jan. 2019
Gitarrenklasse – Michal Stanikowski
08 Dec. 2018
Gitarrenklasse – Michal Stanikowski
MKZ Konservatorium Zürich
17 Nov. 2018
Premiere – Solo Recital
Bad Liebenzell, Germany
Solo Performance: New Project
19 – 21 Oct. 2018
16 – 25 July 2018
Guitar Masters Camp
23 – 25 June 2018
4. Kulting Festival
Concerto de Aranjuez- Joaquin Rodrigo, Solist
19 – 22 April 2018
5. Guitar Festival “Gitarrophilia”
You can listen to
The Art of Duo
Year 2015, Duo Pasieczny & Stanikowski
Year 2014, Pasieczny & Stanikowski with Orchestra
Vienna Guitar Recital
Year 2011, Michal Stanikowski
New CD Recording
He is recording a new CD with spanisch music. The recording is a part of a project he started in 2016.
Guitar Foundation of America
Concerts & Masterclasses 19-25 July 2017
New York Concerts
03-06 March 2016
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Michal Stanikowski from Poland is one of the most popular guitarists of his generation. A high-caliber career path with multiple degrees, 6 CD releases, 10 scholarships and 19 competitions awards opens doors for him to collaborate with world-class composers, musicians and worldwide performances on the most popular podiums of classical music.
Work with students at university and conservatory as well as playing music together in ensembles is particularly important to him. Many of his students are laureates of nationwide and international guitar competitions. Sharing a common passion is the most wonderful element in working with young guitar adepts as well as giving master classes.
Michał Stanikowski performs at many music festivals in Europe and overseas as a soloist, chamber musician and with symphony orchestras, works as a juror at guitar competitions, performs world premieres and gives masterclasses. His critically acclaimed recordings and concerts take him to many well-known stages like in Berlin, Los Angeles, New York or Warsaw.
He tries to combine his greatest passions: literature, music and sport branding with them his own way of life. Sharing this with others is always an exceptional experience. He wants to share this life path with everyone who combines love for art, nature and active life...whether in Black Forest, Masuria or the Balearic Islands
Get in Touch
Germany: +49 177 751 06 47
Switzerland: +41 77 484 32 34