(...) 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”.

He played concerts with such artists and bands as: Enrico Pieranunzi, Janusz Muniak, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Marek Bałata, Leszek HeFi Wisniowski, Tom Arthurs, Ole Morten Vagan, Thomas Stronen, Rafał Sarnecki, Stanisław Słowiński, 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 Wrocław, “Summer Jazz Academy” in Łódź, “Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa” in Bielsko-Biała.

In 2014 he get the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship artistic scholarship. The same yaer  as part of Erasmus programme he studied jazz piano, composition and arrangement on Conservatorium von Amsterdam in the Netherlands where he participated in several masterclasses leaded by : Branford Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Gilad Hekselman, Metropole Orkest, and others.

In 2016 he recorded two albums: „Forgotten City” (V Records) in duo with violinist Dominik Bienczycki and also, thanks to “Jazz phonographic debut”, „Tunes” (SJ Records) with The Forest Tuner.

From september 2017 for two years he teached jazz piano at Bronislaw Rutkowski Music School in Krakow

In October 2018 Dutch label Challenge Records released his debut album “Vital Music”. Presently, the new album of an artist is in preparation.