violinist, composer and educator
Mateusz Smoczyński is an internationally-acclaimed Polish jazz violinist and winner of numerous prizes at major competitions, including the Grand Prix of the Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Competition. A sought-after soloist and ensemble-leader, he has performed at the most important jazz venues and festivals around the world. An active educator, since 2017 he has been an Adjunct Professor at the Jazz and World Music Department of the Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw.
Soloist and author of 3 violin concertos
Mateusz Smoczynski is the composer of 3 violin concertos: Adam’s Apple, 2PiX and Fallen Angel. He performed as a soloist, among others, with the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw, the Symphony Orchestra of the Philharmonic in Szczecin, the Krakow Philharmonic, NOSPR, and the Sinfonia Iuventus. He has performed his double concertos with such soloists as Janusz Olejniczak, Piotr Baron, and Jadwiga Kotnowska. More about orchestral programs…
“The jazz violinist of the year 2017 and 2020”
by Jazz Forum, European Magazine
Member of many ensembles.
Mateusz Smoczynski is the leader of a Quintet, which features some of the most distinguished Polish musicians: Jan Smoczynski on piano, Konrad Zemler on guitar, Wojciech Pulcyn on double bass, and Michał Miskiewicz on drums. He also forms the New Trio ensemble with his brother and Alexander Zinger. He is actively involved in two duos, with German cellist Stephan Braun and legendary pianist Joachim Kühn. See all projects…
Co-founder of Atom String Quartet
Atom String Quartet is one of the most intriguing string quartets in the world, and also one of best Polish jazz bands. The group combines the classical features of an acoustic string quartet (i.e. two violins, viola and cello) while pushing the improvisation aspect to dizzying limits. The set of instruments of a chamber music ensemble, which is most classic and firmly established in music tradition, enables the artists to search for new sound and formal achievements. The result is a ground-breaking combination that captivates music lovers of all genres the world over.
After several years of focusing on contemporary classical music and expanding his repertoire with a series of original symphonic compositions in classical forms, Mateusz Smoczyński returns with a strong emphasis to the strictly jazz music. The new project of Mateusz brings together a world-class team: Markus Stockhausen on trumpet, Kristjan Randalu on piano, Chris Jennings on bass, and Bodek Janke on drums – all artists represented by the most important jazz labels, whose accomplishments need no introduction.
Jazz, violin, and a legendary pianist on one stage. The world premiere of Mateusz Smoczyński's Concerto for violin, piano and symphony orchestra will take place on October 7, 2022 at the Szczecin Philharmonic. Mateusz Smoczyński, a jazz violinist known for his work...
These nine pieces – the choicest selections from a marathon four-hour recording session – are a showcase for playing that is impassioned without every becoming overblown, and relaxed without ever falling into torpor.