dr hab. Maciej Zimka

Accordionist and composer.  He’s a graduate of the studies at the Academy of Music in Kraków (Poland) in the accordion class of Professor Janusz Pater, graduated also a PhD of the Academy. Maciej Zimka is a prize-winner at numerous instrumental competitions, both Polish and international ones. Among others he won 1st prize at the I International Accordion Competition in Vilnius or 1st prize at the 47. International Accordion Festival in Klingenthal (chamber music category) Maciej Zimka is an active musician performing classical and modern music.  He performed during numerous festivals, including “Sound 12” in Newcastle upon Tyne (England), „Les Cles du Classique (France/Spain)”, „Concerts at Lempertz” (Belgium), „Ibla Music Festival (Italy), „.Share.Music.Leipizg.” (Germany), “Prikarpacka Vesna” (Ukraine ), “Audio Art Festival”, “MOZG Festival”, “Euro Chamber Music Festival”, “Wawel at Dusk Festival” (Polaned)  . Maciej Zimka also toured the USA and Israel.  Maciej Zimka is also an active composer. He composes works for the accordion, other instruments and chamber music ensembles. He won Grand Prix at VII International Composition Competition in Sanok (Poland).  Since 2011 , Maciej Zimka is involved in the activities of the NGO – Foundation for Art Forum in the field of international cooperation and organization of many cultural projects, the Cracow Festival of Accordion especially.

Compositions (Selection):

Scheherezade (mezzosoprano, piano, 2007, prize awarded)
String Quartet No. 1 (2008)
Sonate for Violin and Accordion (2008-2009, prize awarded)
Songs of the Night (mezzosoprano, piano, 2010)
Chanson (2 guitars, 2011)
Dry Friction (accordion, string quartet, 2012)
8 Little Pieces for Piano (2012)
Highland Roll (accordion, clarinet, violin, double bass, 2013)
Toccata (organ, 2013)
De profundis (choir, 2014)
Between paths (accordion, 2015, prize awarded)
Scrub (woodwind trio, 2016)
Sonate (piano, 2017, prize awarded)
Sonate for guitar and accordion (2018, Grand Prix)
Nightingale and the Crow (mezzosoprano, piano, 2018, prize awarded)
Concerto for Accordion and Strings (2018)
Ad Noctum (accordion, quater-tone accordion, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, english horn, 2018)