Marcin Masecki. Born in Warsaw in 1982. Pianist, composer, conductor, member of the independent label Lado ABC, leader and participant of an astounding variety of projects. Winner of many awards Masecki is widely recognized as a leading figure in the polish independent music scene. Among others he leads a jazz sextet “Profesjonalizm”, he is the director of WOR – Warsaw Orchestra of Recreation – and he is a member of the international band Paristetris. His latest project POLONEZY is a 10-piece brass band which plays a set of original Polonaises.
His parallel passion is classical music which he performs in highly unusual ways (unusual venues, unusual instruments, unusual interpretation). He is an advocate of treating classical music as a legitimate and fully integrated element of the modern musical landscape, not just as an elitist museum piece. If anyone treats classical music as an elitist museum piece, or even just does so much as apply a museumish-elitish discourse to it, he gets understandably filled with sadness.


polonezyPOLONEZY – Masecki’s current project – is a set of Polonaises composed for a 10-piece brass orchestra.

As the artist himself says: “The Polonaise, our national dance, is a now forgotten form. It isn’t a ballroom dance anymore and it doesn’t have the patriotic significance it had during occupation periods. Today we hear the Polonaise only on our high school prom and on Chopin recitals. And yet, every Pole knows the dance and in some barely perceptible way it runs in our vains.” It is precisely this modern lack of interest in this most characteristically polish musical form that was the main inspiration behind Masecki’s project. The set was commissioned by the Kody Festival in Lublin 2012 and was released in may 2013.

The band:

  • Marcin Masecki – director, piano / accordeon
  • Maurycy Idzikowski, Filip Mazur – trumpets
  • Michał Górczyński, Tomasz Stawiecki – clarinets
  • Bartek Smorągiewicz, Tomasz Duda – saxophones
  • Michał Tomaszczyk, Piotr Wróbel – trombones
  • Jerzy Rogiewicz – drumms


Date Location Description
26.04.2014 WARSZAWA, Klub Komediowy Klancyk feat. Marcin Masecki
26.03.2014 ISTANBUL, Pera Museum SOLO – A Deconstruction of Scarlatti’s Sonatas
25.02.2014 WARSZAWA, Cafe Kulturalna Masecki / Pałosz – Bach, Viola da Gamba Sonatas
05.07.2013 SZCZECIN, Spoiwa Kultury POLONEZY
12.07.2013 ROTTERDAM, North Sea Jazz Festival TAKE FIVE EUROPE II



Chaconne BWV 1004 by J.S. Bach - Marcin Masecki piano

Music from "Fuck For Forrest" - Solo Piano


POLONEZY - Polonaise Lente