"The Polish pianist Marian Mika, who features on this recording, is more than equipped for Zarembski's Lisztian challenges. This is a wonderfully stimulating exploration of the music of a cruelly short-lived and massively talented composer. Recommended wholeheartedly."
Colin Clarke、Fanfare

"The music of Zarembski is transmitted from the uniform sound, the elegant and delicate performance of Marian Mika results particularly refined. It is a silent and introvert music that is performed in a congenial manner. This CD represents a wider horizon for everybody, not only for the faithfully impassioned of the Chopin music."
Christian Vitalis KlassikMagazine

"Marian Mika seems to be meditating on the expressive power of every single note with spontaneity and surprising care of sound, far away from simple virtuosisms. Each of his concerts is a lesson for everybody. A lesson of style, of humanity, of spirit ..."
L. Portalupi


The Polish pianist and soloist Marian Mika studied in the school of Henryk Sztompka, student of Paderewski, and Ludwik Stefanski. He graduated from the Krakow Academy of Music and immediately began his concert activity as a soloist and with orchestras in several European countries.

He has taught in various academies in Poland and ex-Yugoslavia and given important master classes and specialization courses in Italy and other countries.

Member of national and international music competition juries, Maestro Marian Mika has taught for 13 years in the International Academy of music I.C.O.N.S. of Turin (International Center of New Musical Sources).
He exhibited as soloist and with the orchestra (Titograd Radio and Television Orchestra, Padua and Veneto Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Italian Opera Group, Symphony Orchestra of the Stupsk Festival, Wroslaw Chamber Orchestra) playing in several Italian cities and for the most important concert music institutions of Poland and ex-Yugoslavia.

He has been invited two times to the Belgrado International Festival “Bemus” and in 1996 he has been called to play with the Beethoven trio at the final concert of the thirtieth Polish Piano Festival of Stupsk.

In 1992 he was granted of the "Premio Targa Frescobaldi" in Ferrara and of the International Award "Sebetia Ter" for the music in Naples in 1997.
Recently Maestro Marian Mika has performed prestigious Master classes at the Seoul University and other South Korea cities.
He recorded as soloist, in chamber ensembles and with the orchestra for several radios and televisions.

He recorded for the first time ever world-wide the piano pieces of J. Zarembski published in 2006 in the CPO catalog: CPO pays always a particular attention to the discovery and valorisation of unedited works. He also recorded a cd for Brilliant Classics with music of F. Chopin.