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 with the 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 Rayonnement Régional 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 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 Aristide Cavaillé-Coll in Orleans in France.
The artist pursues a lively artistic activity. He has given concerts at international festivals on four continents: in 21 European countries, the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Hongkong and Russia. 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 ‘MłodaPolska’ [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 and Włodawa, which he directs artistically.
He is also a member of the Diocesan Church Music Commission of the Diocese of Siedlce, for which he was nominated for a five-year term by the Bishop of Siedlce in 2021.