Dominik Wania

Jazz pianist and teacher, greatly sought-after as a session musician. He studied at Kraków’s Academy of Music and Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music.

He has performed with leading Polish and foreign jazz musicians, including Tomasz Stańko and Marcus Miller. He plays the piano in Maciej Obara Quartet, with which he recorded Unloved (2017) and Three Crowns (2019), both for ECM. He also successfully performs film music, and collaborates with Zbigniew Preisner, who wrote nine pieces for solo piano specially for Wania (released on CD Twilight, 2019). His Fryderyk-winning original project Ravel (2013), an important item in his vast discography, is one of the few settings of that French composer’s music for a jazz trio. 2020 saw the release by ECM of his most recent album Lonely Shadows (also awarded with Fryderyk), history’s first solo CD by a Polish musician to have appeared under this prestigious label. In 2021, commissioned by the Auksodrone festival, he wrote a composition
inspired by the paintings of Zdzisław Beksiński.

Wania teaches at Kraków’s and Katowice’s Academies of Music as well as the Kraków School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Phot. Bartek Barczyk
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