Karol Gołębiowski, born in Warsaw in 1954, studied in Warsaw (J. Grubich), in Geneva (L. Rogg) and in Brussels (H. Verschraegen).
He was a prize winner at the international organ competitions in Nuremberg, Linz, Bruges, Munich, Speyer and Rome, which established his international reputation and marked a beginning of a brilliant career. Since then the artist has performed in all the countries of Europe, in the Middle East and USA and has been invited to play by all the major festivals, in particular the Festival of Flanders, Bergen, Berliner Festwochen, Besançon, Beyrouth, Bratislava, Brussels, Copenhagen, Cracow, Geneva, Helsinki, Linz, Lausanne, London, Luzerne, Magadino, Manchester, Milano, Moscow, Munich, Nuremberg, Oliwa, Oslo, Paris, Rome, St. Louis, St. Maximin, St. Petersbourg, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich...
Among his numerous recordings are the complete organ works by J. S. Bach (twice), J. Brahms and W. A. Mozart as well as the works by Bruhns, Buxtehude, Couperin, Franck, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Messiaen, Reger, Reubke and others.
Since 1991 Karol Gołębiowski has been an Artistic Director of the ”European Organ
Festival”, organising concerts in about 50 cities in 14 european countries.