DR. MARCIN PIOTR ŁOPACKI (POLAND) COMPETITION COORDINATOR
He has won 53 prizes and awards in composition competitions, mainly international, and is a three-time winner of the Musical Young Forum concert series of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Warsaw. Scholarship holder of the Societé Generale bank (2010) and the Young Poland program of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2021). He has collaborated with many cultural institutions, including: National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw, J. Semkow’s Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, Warsaw Chamber Opera, Polish Royal Opera, Polish Society for Contemporary Music, Union of Polish Composers. From 2007 to 2019, he was pianist-co-recorder and assistant conductor of the Warsaw Boys’ and Men’s Choir at the UMFC. The artist performs primarily as a pianist-cameralist. He enjoys working with numerous vocalists as a vocal coach, using his unparalleled skills in a vista playing.He is also active in non-governmental organizations: in 2007 he was appointed as a member of the board of directors of the Jeunesses Musicales Poland association; from 2008 to 2016 he was secretary, board member and then chairman of the Young Circle of the Polish Composers’ Union; in 2015 he established (together with Andrzej Karalow and Piotr Zawadzki) the Ensemblage Foundation, of which he is currently president.