Maciej Łakomy – dr hab. (PhD with a habilitation, post-doctoral degree), lecturer of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music. In 2002, Maciej graduated from I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music (trombone teacher: st. wykł. Jerzy Czajka) and 2004 – from Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover (with prof. Jonas Bylund as a teacher). He improved his skills attending master classes given by such well known soloists and pedagogues as: Håkan Björkmann, Michael Bertoncello, Elliot Chasanov, Jessica Gustavsson, Thomas Horch, Andreas Klein, Christian Lindberg, Mike Parkinson, Jörgen van Rijen, Ingemar Roos, Stefan Schulz, Zdzisław Stolarczyk, Mike Svoboda, Jim Thompson.
In 2001 and 2002 he was an assistant in prof. Michael Parkinson’s (Webster University) trumpet and trombone class during International Summer Jazz Academy in Cracow.
Since 2003 he played bass trombone in trombone octet in Hannover. In 2006, said ensemble has won the first prize in Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition, that is being organized by the International Trombone Association (ITA).
He is a laureate of trombone competitions in Warsaw, Poznan, and even international competitions in Birmingham and Munich.
Since 2004 he teaches trombone in I.J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, he is also a juror in musical competitions, and an expert for CEA (Artistic Education Centre). His students are being noticed and awarded in nationwide and international trombone competitions.
2012 Maciej Łakomy was awarded by Polskie Towarzystwo Muzyki Współczesnej (Polish Contemporary Music Association), for his work on popularization of contemporary music in his didactic work.
He’s an author of a handbook Studium gam na puzon tenorowy (Scales study for tenor trombone) and a book called Nowy romantyzm w koncertach na puzon Witolda Friemanna. (“New romanticism in Witold Friemann’s trombone concertos”).
In 2015 he was awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda a Bronze Medal for the Long-Term Service for exemplary, exceptionally conscientious performance of duties resulting from his professional work in the service of the State.
Playing in the band Masterbrass is for him a natural continuation of his great passion for chamber music, which he developed during his studies in Germany.