Vibraphonist, composer, pianist and percussionist Benoit Stasiaczyk was born in April 1977 in France. He began studying classical music at age 6 and developed an intense interest in jazz and contemporary music at 14. He is a graduate of the National Conservatory of Music in Metz with degrees in jazz and composition.
In addition to performing modern jazz and free improvisation, Mr. Stasiaczyk has performed and recorded with many artists spanning genres from the Middle Ages to contemporary music. More recently, his performance activities include conducting orchestras.
As a composer, Mr. Stasiaczyk receives many commissions by many institutions and European ensembles. His works include compositions for soloists, small ensembles, electric and acoustic instruments, large orchestras, and ballet pieces, with settings ranging from contemporary music to modern jazz.
Mr. Stasiaczyk is also a music educator. He was the head of the jazz department at the National Conservatory of Music of Metz (France). In 2007, he accepted a post at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, China, to direct the Jazz Studies program.