Michał Ziółkowski (b.1991 in Zakopane) – composer, pianist and arranger based in Wrocław. He has been passionate about music since the age of 15, when he discovered the magic of piano. His first compositions were written during high school where his talent was first noticed. Michal graduated from the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław where he studied composition under Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil. For last 4 years he has been working with choral master Małgorzata Podzielny, Rondo Vocal Ensemble and Con Brio Children’s Choir writing choral and orchestral music. Many of these works has been performed in National Forum of Music in Wrocław. In music he is mainly focused on subltle harmonies, clarity of form and vivid instrumentation. He has been engaged in scientific and educational work as a teacher and lecturer. His „Agnus Dei” for a capella chorus was published by Schott Music and performed in Cambridge by The Choir of Trinity College with Stephen Layton conducting. He has written theatrical music („Journey into the Room” directed by Agnieszka Nasierowska, „Inka” directed by Renata Jasińska; „Wyniosła” directed by Bożeny Klimczak) and film music (Fala ‘97 directed by Tomasz Musiał).
One of Michal’s biggest artistic achievements is his first opera based on the Ugly Duckling fairytale by H. Ch. Andersen. It was premiered on May 29th, 2016 in National Forum of Music in Wrocław and performed there again in 2017.
His music has been performed in Poland, Turkey, Lithuania, Germany, Sweden, England and USA.