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Maciek Hrybowicz composer musician
New Zealand
Maciek is a New Zealand guitarist born in Poland. After spending much of his life in London, he moved to New Zealand, where he lives with his wife. He currently composes and records his own music, produces records for Kiwi artists, plays live music in and around Aotearoa, and has performed at several jazz and blues music festivals.

Maciek's lad test album AWA is a soundtrack for a film yet to be made, it portrays the awe and wonder of experiencing an utterly unfamiliar nature and culture, for the very first time. The compositions on the album reflect the strong influences in Maciek’s life. AWA, ‘river’ in Te Reo Maōri, was inspired by the three great rivers, that became natural anchors at differing times in Maciek’s life: Vistula, Thames and Waikato. The album developed out of the unequalled natural beauty of Aotearoa New Zealand and its indigenous Maōri culture. Go to to read more about AWA.

Maciek’s performance at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival led to this 2015 quote from Sam Edwards of Waikato Times: “…delivering a virtuoso and musically informed lesson in guitar.” More recently, in 2020, a review by Mike Alexander ( described Maciek as having “...a technique and style that’s evocative but understated” with his recent single, Mr Ponsonby, having “precise and fluid guitar lines… and a woozy solo that never overplays itself and smooth shifts in time signatures.” Maciek’s solo album AWA, inspired by the beauty of his adopted home and indigenous Māori culture, will awaken your senses and become your soundtrack for Aotearoa New Zealand.