Studied organ in the Academy of Music in Krakow and at The Boston Conservatory (USA). He won the First Prize at the Second J. P. Sweelinck Organ Competition in Gdańsk, Poland, in 1995. He has performed as an organ soloist, as well as with numerous soloists, choirs, orchestras, and period instrument ensembles (Concerto Palatino, Europäisches Hanse-Ensemble, The Bach Ensemble, Weser Renaissance Bremen, Wrocław Baroque Orchestra). Marcin Szelest is a professor of organ at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow. His doctor habilitatus dissertation, ‘Stylistic changes in Italian organ music at the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries’ (2007) was awarded the Polish Prime Minister prize. He has published editions of the Complete Works of Stanisław Sylwester Szarzyński (2015) and Adam Jarzębski (2021), as well as of the Braunsberg/Oliva organ tablatures (2021). He is also artistic director of the Early Music Festival at Stary Sącz.

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