Ukończył Akademię Muzyczną w Warszawie, w klasie fortepianu prof. Barbary Hesse-Bukowskiej, a także Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst w Hamburgu. Ma w swoim dorobku 15 autorskich płyt.n Laureat wielu krajowych i międzynarodowych konkursów. Stale współpracuje z amerykańskim zespołem Western Jazz Quartet. Koncertuje na wszystkich kontynentach. Komponuje muzykę symfoniczną, ilmową, jazzową, wokalną i kameralną. W swoim dorobku kompozytorskim ma m.in. Koncert fortepianowy. Wykładał m.in. na Western Michigan University i na International Jazz Conference ‘99 w Los Angeles. Nagrywa dla radia i telewizji.
Występował na najważniejszych festiwalach jazzowych na świecie, w tym na North Sea Jazz Festiwal w Hadze (1998). Włodek Pawlik współpracował z następującymi muzykami: Richie Cole, Spike Robinson,bSal Nistico, Herb Geller, Alex Riel, Johannes Faber, Dusko Goykovic, Wolfgang Haffner, Scott Hamilton, Tom Knific, Billy Hart, Randy Brecker.


1977 the critics award at the Jazz Nad Odra Festival

1980 Krzysztof Komeda Scholarship

1983 bachelor’s degree from Warsaw Academy of Music in piano performance

1984 Grand Prix at the International Jazz Competition in Dunkerque (France)

1986 master’s degree from the Musik Hochschule in Hamburg

1988 finalist of The Thelonius Monk International Jazz Piano Competition in Washington, D.C

1989 second prize at the International Jazz Composition Competition in Monaco

1989 award for the Best Polish Jazz Musician from the Jazz Club - Aquarium

1990 perfromances at the Jazz Jamboree in Warsaw and the International Jazz Meeting in Baden- Baden (Germany)

1992 performance at the Warsaw Summer Jazz Days in Warsaw

1993 European tour with the Western Jazz Quartet, featuring Billy Hart - drums

1995 European tour with Randy Brecker

1996 tour in Asia with Western Jazz Quartet

1998 concert at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Hague (the Netherlands)

1998 named The Jazz Musician Of The Year by the „Jazzi Magazine”

1999 participation in the IAJE Conference, concerts and clinics in the United States

2000 tours in Europe with the Western Jazz Quartet

2001 adjudicator at the International Jazz Piano Competition in Indianapolis, IN, concerts and clinics in USA, named The Best Polish Jazz Musician Of The Year and The Best Polish Jazz Pianist Of The Year by the „Jazzi Magazine”

2002 solo piano recitals in Italy and Australia (one of the concerts named The Musical Event Of The Year in Australia by „The Age”), touring in Poland with gregorian choir presenting the music from the album „Stabat Mater”(concerts in the greatest churches and cathedrals in Poland)

2003 performance of the „Stabat Mater” at the International Choral Music Festival „Vratislava Cantans” in Wroclaw

2004 concert with self-composed music for 21 William Shakespeare’s sonnets commisioned by and perfrormed at The Polish Drammatic Song Festival in Wroclaw Polish premiere of the Concerto for Flute and Orchestra commisioned by the festival „Poland for Europe” a solo concert (December 2004) in Ławra Kijowska during the Organe Revolution, connected with the release of and ocasional record „Dedicated to People” (Ukraine) a concert promo tour of a new record „Polish Carols - Włodek Pawlik - piano” (10 concerts) - including concert at Warsaw Royal Castlet and in Plock Cathedral

2005 premiere of a piece for two pianos, chamber ochestra and a jazz section called „Jesteśmy stąd” („We are from here”) written fo the President of Kielce city Mr Wojciech Lubawski concerts of the „Stabat Mater” Mystery eg. at Musica Sacra festival in Warsaw, Internation Sacral Music „Gaude Mater” in Częstochowa, in Santa Maria in Trastevere Basilica in Rome composed music for an outdor performance „Po Śladach Chrystusa” („Following The Footsteps on Chryste”) that took place on the Theater Square in Warsaw (patronage of Mr Lech Kaczyński - President of Warsaw) - TV coverage

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