Michał Ciesielski is a composer, arranger and jazz pianist from Gdańsk, Poland, living in Beijing. He completed his studies in the Academy of Music in Gdańsk, where he received his master’s degree as a jazz composer and jazz pianist. He also studied for a year in the Institut of Jazz in Katowice.
Composer of contemporary music, jazz, film and theatre music, musical, chamber and symphonic music as well as pop songs and many more.
Apart from being the leader in Confusion Project, with which he recorded 3 albums and played numerous concerts around the world, Michał performs as a sideman in various jazz and pop projects. He also recorded two solo albums “Between Black & White” and Share Location and performs solo concerts.
He collaborated with many musicians, such as: Maciej Sikała, Piotr Lemańczyk, Dorota Miśkiewicz, Krystyna Prońko, Maciej Grzywacz, Marcin Gawdzis, Grzegorz Nagórski, Cezary Paciorek, Marcin Jahr, Brian Fentress, Oran Atkin, Rafał Sarnecki, Stanisław Słowiński, Cezik, Victor Bastidas, Simona de Rosa.
As a pianist Michał toured all around Poland as well as Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Nederlands, Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan.
Since 2018 Michał is teaching jazz piano at Beijing Contemporary Music Academy and is an active member of both Polish and Chinese music scene.