Michał Białk

Michał Białk was born in 1982 in Krakow. Intensive collaboration with Elza Kolodin, Matthias Kirschnereit, Jan Wijn and Oleg Maisenberg, as well as master courses with Jacques Rouvier (Perrigueux), Vera Gornostaeva (Paris), Piotr Anderszewski (Linz) and Krystian Zimerman (Basel) provide a core theme in his artistic development. Since his debut with the Krakow Philharmonic he has regularly given concerts in nearly all the countries of Europe, North Africa and Asia, including performances at, among others, the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Festivals, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Festival International de Colmar of Vladimir Spivakov. Furthermore, he is a permanent guest soloist of numerous orchestras in France, Italy, Germany and Turkey. A special place among his concert activities is his collaboration with John Neumeier of the Hamburg Ballett since 2006. Michał Białk is a first place recipient at international piano competitions in Poland, France, Spain, Italy and Turkey. He has on several occasions been distinguished for the best interpretation of Polish and Spanish music. Additionally he has received the Prix d’Espoir from the Pro Europa Foundation and the European Advancement Award for Young Artists at the cultural award presentation ceremony at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.