Polish organist, Doctor of Musical Arts Mateusz Rzewuski is one of the most active performing artists of the young generation. He completed prestigious music universities in four countries: in Poland, his Master’s studies in organ performance withthe top grade and distinction in the class of Prof. Andrzej Chorosiński at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, in Germany: Master’s studies at Musikhochschule in Lübeck, in the organ class of Prof. Franz Danksagmüller, In France: organ performance and improvisation at the Conservatoire à RayonnementRégional in Paris, as part of the postgraduate concert studies “La cycle concertiste” in the solo class of Christophe Mantoux, which he completed with the “Concertiste” Diploma in 2017 and in Switzerland:the postgraduate studies in early music in the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, in the master class of Prof. Wolfgang Zerer.
In 2018, Mateusz Rzewuski was conferred the Doctor of Musical Arts degree(at the age of only 26) in the field of Instrumental Performance at the Białystok branch of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw on the grounds of his doctoral dissertation: “The art of creation of sacred symphonic organ works based on the cycles of Symphonie-Passion op. 23 by Marcel Dupré and L’Ascension by Olivier Messiaen”and the first CD recorded on the historical organ of AristideCavaillé-Coll in Orleans in France.
The artist pursues a lively artistic activity. He has given concerts at international festivals on four continents: in 23 European countries, the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Hongkong and Russia, performing recitals in many prestigious venues, including concert halls in Hong Kong, Moscow, Vilnius, Tampa, Zurich, Bialystok and cathedrals in San Francisco, London, Wellington, Seoul, Edinburgh, Ulm, Orleans and famous churches: Basilica St. Blasien Basilica, the Franciscan Church in Salzburg, the Church of St. Severin in Paris and the Church of St. James in Lübeck.
He has taken part in numerous master classes given by Guy Bovet, Piter van Dijk, Hans Fagius, Gerhard Gnann, Olivier Latry, Ludger Lohmann, Christophe Mantoux, Michael Radulescu, Daniel Roth, Wolfgang Zerer and many others.
A laureate of several competition: in Rumia (2011), Legnica (2013), Bardo (2013 – I. prize and the special prize), Vilnius (2015 – second prize and the special prize) and Białystok (2017 – I. prize and the special prize).
Mateusz Rzewuski has been a two-time grant-holder of the President of the Capital City of Warsawand a grant-holder of the Rector of the University of Music in Warsaw. He has also been granted a scholarship by the Ministry of Science and the ‘Młoda Polska’ [Young Poland] scholarship for outstanding artistic achievements by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, with the purpose of pursuing Master’s studies in Germany.
In 2013, he initiated the International Organ and Chamber Music Festival in Łuków, in 2019 the International Organ and Chamber Music Festival in Biała Podlaska and the Organ and Chamber Music Concerts on Praga-South in Warsaw, which he directs artistically.