Maciej Frąckiewicz is the winner of one of the world’s most prestigious accordion competitions – XX Arrasate Hiri International Competition in Spain (2012). In 2013, he won Polityka magazine’s ‘Passport’ award. In 2012, he graduated with honours from the Fryderyk Chopin University in Warsaw in the accordion class of Professor K. Baran and studied under Professor G. Stopa at the 2014 Konzertexamen in HFM in Detmold, Germany. Under the Socrates – Erasmus programme he studied at ESMUC in Barcelona in the class of I. Alberdi. He works closely with composers, among others, Krzysztof Penderecki, for whom he has premiered more than 60 works.