(...) a very natural, pure musical talent.
Enrico Pieranuzi

Mateusz
Sobiechowski

pianista, kompozytor

Pianist and composer Mateusz Sobiechowski is an experienced and appreciated member of Poland’s next generation jazz musicians. He comes from Wabrzezno. He graduated from The Music Academy in Krakow, where he studied with Dominik Wania, and The Music School in Torun. He is leading his Quintet and co-creates bands „Bieńczycki/Sobiechowski Duo”, „The Forest Tuner” and „Stanisław Słowiński Quintet”.

He played concerts with such artists and bands as: Janusz Muniak, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Marek Bałata, Leszek HeFi Wisniowski, Tom Arthurs, Ole Morten Vagan, Thomas Stronen, Rafał Sarnecki, Joanna Słowińska, Apel-les Carod, Kuba Więcek, Meek Oh Why?, Brian Massaka (Moo Latte), AUKSO Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia, The Futura Philharmonic, Torun Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, and others.

He participated in many workshops and masterclasses, like: „International Jazz Platform” in Łódz, „New York Jazz Masters” in Trzebnica, where he was coached by Dave Douglas, Greg Hutchinson, Matt Penman, Jim Black, John Escreet and others. He won the Ist prize on 6th Grupa Azoty Jazz Contest in Tarnow as the best soloist and the IInd prize on IV Polish Jazz Improvisation and Interpretation Competition „Jazz in the village”. He performed on international jazz festivals, such as: „Young and Old, or Jazz in Krakow”, „Warsaw Summer Jazz Days”, „Jazz Bez”.

In 2014, as part of Erasmus programme, he studied jazz piano, composition and arrangement on Conservatorium von Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He participated there in several masterclasses, leaded by : Branford Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Gilad Hekselman, Metropole Orkest, and others.

In 2016 he recorded an album: „Forgotten City”  in duo with violinist Dominik Bienczycki. The same year he got scholarship for “Jazz phonographic debut” with his band The Forest Tuner and recorded CD „Tunes” (SJ Records).

From september 2017 he teaches jazz piano at Bronislaw Rutkowski Music School in Krakow.

In October 2018 his debut album “Vital Music” was released by the Dutch record label Challenge Records.