Michał Biel

“…Orliński was blessed with his amazingly accomplished collaborator and pianist Michał Biel, who sailed through all the styles with gratifying fluency and imagination.” – Classical Source




Polish pianist Michał Biel’s collaborations have already taken him to the world’s most celebrated concert halls, including Wigmore Hall, London, Carnegie Hall and the Alice Tully Hall in New York. He has also appeared in recital on such eminent international stages as at the Oper Frankfurt, Opéra de Lille and the Polish National Opera. Michał regularly collaborates with countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński, with whom he performs on the international recital stage and at many prestigious festivals including the Verbier Festival, Life Victoria Barcelona and Pierre Cardin’s Festival de Lacoste.

In partnership with American bass Alexander Rosen, Michał won 2nd Prize at the Hugo Wolf International Art Song Competition in Stuttgart in 2018, and together they are laureates of the Academy Orsay-Royaumont. Michał’s numerous other accolades include Outstanding Young Pianist at the Stanisław Moniuszko International Singing Competition, Warsaw, Best Young Accompanist at Le Grand Prix de l’Opéra in Bucharest, and Outstanding Accompaniment at the L. Różycki Vocal Competition in Gliwice.

Michał holds residencies as a collaborative pianist at the Juilliard School Vocal Arts Department as well as the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie in Neumarkt. He studied at the Juilliard School, where he was taught by Brian Zeger, Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman and J.J. Penna. He has also studied under Eytan Pessen at Teatr Wielki’s Opera Academy, Warsaw, as well as Andrzej Jasiński and Grzegorz Biegas at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, Katowice.