B i o g r a p h y
Kamil Mika was born in 1987 in Cracow, Poland.
He took his master’s degree in Organ Performance on Academy of Music in Cracow under Prof. Andrzej Białko. He continued his studies at Hochschule für Musik in Mainz (Germany) with Prof. Gerhard Gnann. He has also attended in several organ masterclasses in Poland, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and United States with: Olivier Latry, Daniel Roth, Harald Vogel, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Guy Bovet, Pieter van Dijk, Jaroslav Tuma, David Titterington, Jane Parker-Smith, Philippe Delacour and Paul Jacobs.
He took First Prize on X International Organ Competition in Castellana Grotte (Italy, 2011) and Third Prize in National Competition of Organ and Chamber Music “Per Artem ad Astra” in Krasnobrod (Poland, 2007).
He played on many music festivals in Poland, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Norway, England, Scotland, Wales, Hungary, Ukraine and Lithuania, as soloist and cameralist as well. The concerts took place at such venues as:
St Paul's Cathedral in London, St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Chapel of Royal Palace in Madrid, Auditorio SONY in Madrid, Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø, Philharmonia of Uzghorod, Cathedral of Barcelona, Cathedral of Salamanca, Sheffield Cathedral, Bradford Cathedral, Newport Cathedral, Aberdeen Cathedral,
St John's the Baptist Church in Cardiff, Halifax Minster, Cathedral of Cagliari, St Peter’s Church in Vienna,
St Jean-Baptiste’s Church in Chaource, St Teresa’s of Avila Church in Budapest.
In Italy his concerts took place in: Avenza, Barzio, Benevento, Bibione, Cagliari, Castellana Grotte, Conselve and Padova. Together with Orchestra of Uzghorod Philharmonic and conductor Victoria Savlyavchyk-Tsanko he performed Surzyński’s Organ Concerto G-minor Op. 35 at Uzghorod Philharmonia on Ukraine. In 2013 he recorded for a CD – Project “Spanische Barockorgel an der Hochschule für Musik Mainz” on a new spanish organ by Joaquín Lois Cabello from Castile. His repertoire is varied but especially features the music of Bach, Franck, Duruflé and many Polish composers. One of points of his research is Impressionism in french organ music. He is a member of Aberdeen and District Organ Association and Artistic Comitee of Interational Association of Organists “Organ in Progress” in Carrara, Italy.