Why you should be excited...

A showcase of the true power and beauty of the classical guitar.

Mateusz Kowalski

“His ability to play his instrument is flawless and his communication with the public is truly extraordinary.”

Sergio Assad

“Young  Mr. Kowalski was spectacular, […] truly breathtaking!”

Classical Guitar Magazine

“A true musician. Technically perfect with the ability to make the audience feel attentive and drawn to every note he played, he also showed that he was a musician of the highest calibre with gifts of communication and beauty of sound.”

Nigel North
Award-winning guitarist

Mateusz Kowalski

Date & TimeSaturday October 21, 2023 at 7:00 pm
AdmissionGeneral: $20
Senior/Student: $15
Member: $10
TicketsAvailable at the door or in our Online Store
LocationPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809
Artist's Websitehttps://www.mateuszkowalskiguitarist.com/

Prepare to be mesmerized as world-renowned classical guitarist Mateusz Kowalski graces our stage at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant for the first time ever. Hailed as a true master of his craft, Kowalski’s captivating performances have enraptured audiences around the world thanks to his profound interpretations and impeccable technique. This is a unique opportunity to witness a true master in action, performing in the intimate and acoustically-rich setting of our beloved concert venue. Whether you are a devoted fan of classical music or simply curious about the power of the guitar, this concert promises an unforgettable experience for all. Come and see why Mateusz Kowalski has established himself as one of the most exciting classical guitarists of our time. 

Works to be performed by Sokołowski, Chopin, Bach, Szczepanowski, Horecki, Pasieczny, Ravel, Bartók , Chopin, Pasieczny, and Bobrowicz.

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10/21/23: Mateusz Kowalski will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon, October 21 at 1:00 pm in the West Room of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what Mr. Kowalski has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Mateusz and have him critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.

About the Artist

Mateusz Kowalski is one of the most outstanding young guitarists around –‘spectacular’, according to Classical Guitar Magazine. He performs repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary times with remarkable expertise, a sense of style and great musical culture. He has performed at major venues including the Musikverein in Vienna and the Shanghai Grand Theatre, and in such cities as New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Budapest and London. He has won prestigious competitions in Antony (Paris) and London (2nd EuroStrings International Competition, 2019). In 2019 his debut CD was released by CD Accord, featuring works by Bach, Giuliani, Tarrega, Barrios, Piazzolla, Ponce, Assad and Schubert. In 2021 he recorded his second CD – Polish Romantic Guitar with music of Bobrowicz, Szczepanowski, Sokołowski and Horecki. In 2022 Mateusz was awarded 3rd prize at the prestigious Guitar Foundation International Concert Artist Competition in Indianapolis, IN.
Born in 1995, in Koszalin, he began learning guitar at the age of seven and was taught for the next 12 years by Dariusz Schmidt at the Grażyna Bacewicz State School of Music in Koszalin. He then completed studies with Ryszard Bałauszko at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, receiving the Magna cum Laude medal. He has honed his skills in numerous masterclasses under the guidance of such outstanding musicians as Sergio Assad, Oscar Ghiglia and Alvaro Pierri. Alongside his career as a soloist, this young artist is also pursuing a teaching career, giving masterclasses, including at festivals in Szeged (Hungary) and Rust (Austria), and also in Qingdao (China). Since October 2019 he has been teaching at his alma mater in Warsaw. Mateusz Kowalski has been awarded scholarships by the Marshal of West Pomerania Voivodeship (Pro Arte Award), the Mayor of Koszalin and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (the ‘Young Poland’ programme). He performs on instruments made by famous luthiers, such as Carl-Hermann Schaeffer, Karl-Heinz Roemmich and Jorge Godoy (Martinez). Mateusz uses Augustine strings.