Maciek Pysz Quartet
Tickets for this performance are £15 (including fees)
Maciek Pysz is a guitarist and composer known for his clear lyrical phrasing, his virtuosity and his imaginative cinematic compositions. He has performed with Daniele di Bonaventura, Tim Garland and Francois Arnaud and has appeared in festivals and clubs in the UK, Poland, France and Italy.
His debut album Insight features Yuri Goloubev and Asaf Sirkis, and ECM artist Daniele di Bonaventura appears on his second album, A Journey. This album, released on Dot Time Records, received several 4 stars reviews, including one from Ian Mann who wrote “Pysz is a quiet virtuoso who has developed into one of the most distinctive guitarists around”. He recently released a duo album London Stories with guitarist Gianluca Corona.
Pysz has toured the UK on major tours to support the release of his albums, and received a Grant for the Arts from Arts Council England on three occasions, and Jazz Services awards for recording and touring.
Of his live performances, one critic referred to the “refreshingly clean, quicksilver beauty of Maciek Pysz’s guitar”. As well as being a leader of his own groups, Pysz works with other projects, including two in France. His recent lineups include a drumless quartet and a duo with pianist Ivo Neame. He also plays with the Julian Costello Quartet which recorded an album recently and as duo with Gianluca Corona. This summer he appears at three festivals in France and one in the UK with Inwardness, a trio with Davy Sur and David Amar.