Our Accompanist

Michal Gajzler, born and raised in Poland, recently graduated with an Master of Music in Repetiteurship from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Alexander Gibson Opera School.

 

In 2010 he graduated with an MMus in Piano Performance from the Cracow Academy of Music and an MA in Musicology from the Jagiellonian University (Cracow). 
 

In 2013 Michal moved to Scotland, where he became the piano accompanist for Aria Alba - Opera for All. His operatic experience includes performing Die Zauberflöte on piano for Aria Alba and Lyric Opera Studio Weimar; Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni and Ariadne auf Naxos for VoiceArc; Die Fledermaus and Semele for Aria Alba, CarMen for Kent Opera and L'occasione fa il ladro for Raucous Rossini.

 

His répétiteur experience at the RCS includes The Bear and Owen Wingrave, performing Benjamin Britten’s two-piano arrangement of Les mamelles de Tirésias, playing continuo for Le nozze di Figaro, and accompanying opera scenes from the Hänsel und Gretel, Arabella, Werther, Pelléas et Mélisande, The Rake's Progress, Tancredi, Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, La rondine, and Der Rosenkavalier. He also appeared as a pianist at the Oxford Lieder Spring Weekend of Song. 


Future engagements include Idomeneo (Aria Alba) and Petite messe solennelle (Falkirk Festival Choir). Michal works as an accompanist and vocal coach for the Academy of Sacred Music and as a rehearsal pianist for a number of choirs in the Glasgow area.