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Andrzej Marcin Grygier was born in Leszno in 1998. He started playing the guitar at the age of 7 when he became a student of Roman Maciejewski Music School in Leszno. He graduated from Jadwiga Kaliszewska Comprehensive Music School of secondary level in Poznan ('Talent School').
For many years he had been working with Mr Maciej Konczak, his teacher and a tutor from 2007. Since 2017 he has been a student of the Academy of Music in Poznan . Currently he is in Prof. Łukasz Kropaczewski’s class.
Since 2009 he has already won over twenty guitar competitions. His greatest achievements include first prizes at international competitions organized in Zruc nad Sazavou (the Czech Republic), Krynica Zdrój(Poland), Weimar (Germany), Olsztyn (Poland), Velbert (Germany), Żory(Poland), Brno (the Czech Republic) or Zagreb (Croatia). He actively participated in masterclasses given by : Ł. Kuropaczewski, M. Barrueco, H.Käppel, M. Dylla, P. Romero, Z. Dukić, A. Desiderio, C.Marchione, M. Pasieczny, J.Perroy, P. Pegoraro, P. Zaleski, M. Tamayo and many others.
He has been awarded a scholarship by the President of the City of Leszno, the Polish Children's Found, the Vividus Association in Poznań and Polonia Poznan Lions Club. For his outstanding artistic achievements he was also awarded a Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship for the years 2011-2016 and the “Young Poland” Scholarship for the year 2013.
He has played, inter alia, at the Tenth “Youth Music Academy” Festival in Moscow under the baton of Ilia Gajsin, the Poznan Philharmonic with the ZSM orchestra led by Wiesław Bednarek. He has appeared in a number of international guitar festivals such as Guitar Masters Festival in Wrocław ( Poland), the Lower Silesia Philharmonic in Jelenia Góra ( Poland ), in Krynica ( Poland ), Modra ( Slovakia), PGA festival (Poland), Cithara Ignea festival ( Poland ). He has performed at the Royal Castle and the Palace-Garden complex Łazienki Królewskie in Warsaw ( Poland).