Polish-born percussionist Antek Olesik (2000) started his musical education and won his first competition at the age of seven. He has since won twenty first prizes on a national and international level, including the First Prize of International Marimba Festiva Competition 2014 and 2018 (Bamberg, Germany), International Vibraphone Competition 2015 (Luxembourg), International Competition Young Virtuosos 2015 (Sofia, Bulgaria), Tomarimbando International Percussion Competition 2017 (Tomar, Portugal), and the Frost Concerto Competition 2021 (Miami, FL).
As a concerto soloist, Antek made his debut playing Ney Rosauro’s Second Marimba Concerto with the Collegium Musicum Aschaffenburg (Germany) at the age of twelve. He has since performed with the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Silesian Chamber Orchestra, and Zabrze Philharmonic Orchestra. In September 2019, along with the Frost Percussion Group and New World Percussion Consort, he premiered Charles Wuorinen’s Second Percussion Symphony. He is a member of the PNEUMA chamber ensemble.
Upon graduating from the studio of Krzysztof Jaguszewski at State Secondary Music School Karol Szymanowski (Katowice) in 2019, Antek joined the Frost School of Music, pursuing his Bachelor of Music Degree under the guidance of Svet Stoyanov and Joseph Petrasek. He holds the University of Miami’s President’s Scholarship and DiMare Exceptional Music Scholarship. Antek is the winner of the inaugural 2021 Frost Artist Launch Competition.