Originally from Poland but living for many years in France and the UK, Maciek Pysz is a guitarist and composer known for his clear lyrical phrasing for his clear lyrical phrasing, his virtuosity and his imaginative cinematic compositions. He has performed with Daniele di Bonaventura, Tim Garland and Francois Arnaud and has appeared in festivals and clubs in the UK, Poland, France and Italy. He recently released a duo album "Coming Home" (Caligola Records) with ECM artist di Bonaventura. He tours widely with Inwardness, a trio from France, appearing at festivals in Europe and at Manchester Jazz Festival 2017. Inwardness released its debut album in May 2018 on Ozella Music. Pysz released his brand new solo guitar album "A View" in October 2019 on an Italian label Caligola Records.
His debut album "Insight" features Yuri Goloubev and Asaf Sirkis, and ECM artist Daniele di Bonaventura appears on his second album, "A Journey." This album, released on Dot Time Records, received several 4 star reviews, including one from Ian Mann who wrote "Pysz is a quiet virtuoso who has developed into one of the most distinctive guitarists around”. In May 2017 he released a duo album London Stories (33Jazz) with guitarist Gianluca Corona which received a 5 star review from Lance Liddle “There won't be many if any, better guitar albums either side of the Atlantic this year." *****
Pysz has toured the UK on major tours to support the release of his albums, and received a Grant for the Arts from Arts Council England on three occasions, and Jazz Services awards for recording and touring.
Of his live performances, one critic referred to the “refreshingly clean, quicksilver beauty of Maciek Pysz’s guitar”. As well as being a leader of his own groups, Pysz works with many artists in the UK and Europe. He is endorsed by GLB Sound Amplification Lutherie and AER Amps.