Maciej Tubis is a pianist, born in Lodz in 1983. He graduated with distinction from the Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz, majoring in piano under the supervision of Professor Beata Cywinska. At the moment he teaches improvisation at the Academy. Already ass a pupil of musical school he was already considered a promising classical pianist.
He took part in many competitions, and received distinctions in the Chamber Competition in Torun and the National Competition for Music High Schools in Lodz, was a finalist of the junior Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition and was fifth in the chamber category in the Competition of Interpretation of French Music. When he was 14, he gave a concert with the orchestra of the Stanislaw Moniuszko Musical Schools Complex in Lodz. All this did not, however, impede his interest in jazz. He took part twice in Jazz Workshops in Chodziez, he also attended improvisation and big band lessons. What he considers his biggest achievements are second places in Jazz Pianists Competition in Warsaw in 2004 and the distinction awarded by the Second Channel of the Polish Television in the show Creative Valley, or what the young art looks for, for the tune “Fulfillment” in 2006. In May 2007 he received a special award in the Entertainment Pianist Competition held in the Agnieszka Osiecka Studio in Channel Three of the Polish Radio. He was also a finalist of, among others, the International Contest of Young Jazz Groups „Jazz Juniors” (2002, 2004) and the Bielsko Jazz Blizzard (2004). Maciej Tubis gave concerts in numerous jazz clubs all over Poland and recitals in radio stations. He is inspired by the works of Arvo Part, minimalist music and Scandinavian jazz, but also any other kind of music flowing straight from the heart which can be felt immediately. In April 2007, a big concert was held in the Concert Hall of the Lodz Philharmonic. The music recorded during the concert was published in November 2007 on the first album, “Fulfillment…” („Spelnienie…”).
Maciej Tubis has already released 3 albums. The first of them was recorded at a big concert in the Concert Hall of the Lodz Philharmonic on 21 April 2007, played in a jazz trio and in a duo with Jacek Delong on soprano saxophone. “Fulfillment” brings us poetic sounds of a certain illustrative value and, as a matter of fact, very approachable”, said Łukasz Iwasiński of Jazz Forum, where the album received a very good review. The second album, released in December 2008, was also recorded at a concert at the Lodz Philharmonic played on 10 May by Maciej Tubis and the Polish String Orchestra. Arranging and orchestrating the tunes was a challenge: piano improvisations were accompanied by classical musicians and Maciej, the spiritus movens of the project, wrote all the parts. Only the piano parts were fully improvised, which made the concert exceptional. The latest album was recorded at the Tubis Trio concert in Luxembourg, at the stunning Robert Kriesp Salle. The guest star of the concert was a famous cellist from Luxemburg, Andre Mergenthaler. In the January 2010 issue of the British Jazzwise magazine, the famous jazz critic Stuart Nicholson listed the “Live In Luxembourg” album as the fifth best jazz record in 2009. It was also fifth on the Village Voice best album list. The album was played by Mike Chadwick in the Cutting Edge programme in the London-based Jazz FM and is available in England.