The Colourful Tailleferre

April 9, 2012
18 April (Wednesday) at 7:30pm at the RCS.

This is my BIG THING this year and I've worked on it since the summer time with all those great people (listed below, together with that lovely title 'dedicated advocates' :P). The music is breathtakingly beautiful and definitely worth much more attention than it gets.

Please come, listen, watch, enjoy and fall in love the way we did.

And a short note from the RCS website:

Young Artists in Residence Recital - Tailleferre Anniversary Concert

Les Six was the name adopted by six avant garde French composers in the 1920s. Alongside composers that have remained in the repertoire, such as Milhaud, Poulenc and Honegger, perhaps the most radical aspect of the group was that one of them was a woman. The works of Germaine Tailleferre have been sadly neglected, and to mark what would have been her 120th birthday, Young Artist in Residence Maciej Granat leads a group of dedicated advocates in this programme to the rediscovery of this remarkable composer.

Maciej Granat - Emergent Artist / Piano


Blanka Borkowska - Flute
Ewelina Brzozowska - Harp
Laura Margaret Smith - Mezzo-soprano
Julia Wagner - Cello
Jonathan Plowright - Piano


Tailleferre - Concertino for Harp and orchestra (piano reduction)
Tailleferre - Piano Concerto (two piano version)


Tailleferre - Piano Trio (with flute instead of violin)
Tailleferre - Pancarte pour une porte d'entrée (Eleven songs) to the poems by Robert Pinget
Tailleferre - Ballade for piano and orchestra (two piano version)

The tickets can be booked at:

delayed news

March 31, 2012
I'm a lazy person when it comes to writing things down as you can see, and I'm very sorry for not posting here anything for the last months. Truth is I was extremely busy and in a rather difficult circumstances as well.

Anyway, that was a very good time as well.

I took part in the Lieder Competition at the RCS together with a hugely talented Klaudia Korzeniewska. Klaudia chose a great set of songs and we got commended and I received the Best Accompanist prize. Not bad :)
Then it was the Glasgow Piano Festival and I played in the Multiple Pianos concerts, first at the RCS and next in Glasgow's Merchant Square - a very unusual experience, watching up to 15 pianists playing together on Yamaha's digital pianos but not hearing a single sound. You had to ask for some headphones to enjoy this, rather exotic, music. Hopefully I will get a recording from the RCS's evening and post it on my soundcloud. The piece I played in is by Italian composer Zeno Baldi and is titled Marmonda. Very interesting stuff :)

I have to mention that I had the great luck to see RCS's production of Britten's 'Rape of Lucretia' with Laura Smith singing the main role. It was a truly amazing experience which I wasn't expecting at all. To be honest I'm not a huge fan of opera in general and I came mostly to listen to my friend but I left the hall with tears in my eyes and barely holding it together. The whole cast did an amazing job, however it was Laura whose singing and acting skills made me feel like I was a part of that pain Lucretia was singing about. Breathtaking!

Seems also that my huge adventure with Germaine Tailleferre's beautiful music is coming to a climax. The last half a year has been a never-ending, but so fun and enjoyable, work on her compositions. The concert is coming soon. Have a look on the next post.


Monday Lunchtime Bassoon Showcase

December 8, 2011
Just to let you know:

Next Monday,
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Łukasz Krzetowski and Maciej Granat will perform
H. Dutilleux - Sarabande et Cortege

One of the most beautiful pieces ever written for bassoon.
Please come and support us as well as the other great RCS's bassoonists!

students' concert

November 30, 2011
I am very proud to announce the first concert of my piano class (that sounds very serious, doesn't it?)!

It will take place at the Kilmardinny Arts Centre (50 Kilmardinny Avenue, G61 3NN Glasgow), Sunday,10th December at 6:45pm.

I am probably even more stressed than my pupils :)

There will be plenty of colourful music, some four hands pieces even and I'll play something myself too, but this definitely my young students' evening!

There's free entry if you want to have a listen.
(I will attach the program as soon as I have one ready, sorry :P)

Recital at MellowDeeBar opening

November 29, 2011
Dear All,
Maciej will play at the unofficial opening of the bar described below, in Glasgow.
His repertoire will include jazz-inspired pieces as well as film music. This will be highly unusual for him, but crucially important. All welcome, bring friends.

Friday 2 December · 20:00 - 23:30

86 Saltmarket
Glasgow, United Kingdom

About the club:
This soon-to-be a legendary nightspot already attracts some of the area's young best musicians, amateurs and professionals, and will host weekly jam sessions performed by these dedicated to the passion of music. From traditional jazz to funky style, there is to be something for every ear, every day of the week.

Visit us for unofficial inauguration of MelowDee this Friday that is to be marked with piano recital performed by an extremely talented young musician Maciej Granat.

Just grab a cocktail created by passionate professional, prepare your senses for an extraordinary experience, embrace yourself in the ambiance of the Glasgow's finest-to-be live music club and Mellow out guys!


concert with cunninghame choir

November 29, 2011
Just a quick note on a concert that will take place in Beith Community Centre next Sunday at 3pm - I think :)

The Cunninghame Choir will perform a Christmas concert. Program includes:

Haendel - Messiah (excerpts)
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Finzi - In Terra Pax
and a set of Christmas carols

Robin Versteeg will conduct.
I will be accompanying in actually every single piece :) Seems like a marathon.
And I'll play a charming set of 3 Christmas Pieces by Martinu.

Please come and enjoy!

New pictures

November 20, 2011
Some new, great pictures done by Finera Bueno Bengochea are now available in the gallery section. Enjoy!
Thank you very much, Fina :) Fantastic experience in the Kelvingrove Park.

Monday Lunchtime Piano Showcase

November 19, 2011
Next Monday, 21 Nov
At 1pm
In the Guinnes Room at the RCS

Maciej Granat
Nafis Umerkulova
Veronika Shoot

Ekier - Melodies in Colour
Granat - 3 Etudes op.21
Prokofiev - Sonata no2
Liszt - Venezia e Napoli

Please come and support the performers :)

Peter Warlock Anniversary Concert

October 18, 2011
I am very pleased to inform you I am going to perform on  Peter Warlock Anniversary Concert.
It will take place at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, next Monday, 24th October, 2011 at 7.30pm.
Together with Rachel Jane Spencer, we will present Warlock's Capriol Suite, the violin and piano version and as an addition, some four hands pieces with Hanna Choi.
Seems interesting, doesn't it?
Tickets can be booked via
Hope to see you in the audience.

Premiere of Distant Nocturne op. 30

October 11, 2011
A video from the official World Premiere performance of my 'Distant Nocturne' op.30 is now available on youtube. Written for and performed by Thomas Kamieniak. Have a listen and feel free to leave a comment inside the blog post.
Recorded at the 2011 Levocske Babie Leto (Indian Summer in Levoca) Festival, Slovakia.