Dominik Wania was born in Sanok, Poland and began the study of piano at age three. Graduated from the Academy of Music in Kraków, Poland in 2005 where he was an honors music student studying classical piano performance.
In 2006 he was awarded The Helena Foundation Presidential Scholarship at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he pursued Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance. While at NEC Dominik Wania studied with Danilo Perez, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Ran Blake, Allan Chase and Frank Carlberg. He also was a member of one of NEC’s prestigious Honors Ensembles.
He has performed and collaborated with many prominent musicians: Tomasz Stańko, Marcus Miller, Dave Liebman, Lee Konitz, Anders Jormin, Gary Thomas, George Garzone, Eddie Henderson, Marilyn Mazur, Joey Baron, Nguyen Le, Don Byron, Jacek Kochan, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Janusz Muniak, Bronisław Suchanek, Zbigniew Wegehaupt, Piotr Baron, Piotr Wojtasik, Maciej Sikała to name a few. Currently he is involved with significant projects including Maciej Obara International Quartet and Noise Trio.
Besides his performance activities he is also a DMA faculty member at the Academy of Music in Krakow and Institute of Jazz in Katowice.
In June 2013 he released a debut album of his piano trio entitled Ravel (Maurice Ravel’s Miroirs arranged for jazz trio).
- Fryderyk Awards in categories: Jazz Album of the Year (Ravel), Jazz Artist of the Year, Jazz Debut of the Year
- Gwarancja Kultury in the 'Jazz, Rock, and Other' category
- Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship 'Młoda Polska'
- 1st Prize at the 2nd Jazz Piano Competition in Warsaw
- 1st Prize at the 7th International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition in Kraków
- Dominik Wania Trio – „Ravel” (For Tune 2013)
As a sideman:
- Maciej Obara International – Live at Manggha (For Tune 2013)
- Power of the Horns – Alaman Live CD/DVD (For Tune 2013)
- Maciej Obara International – Komeda Live (For Tune 2013)
- Wojtek Fedkowicz Noise Trio – Post-Digital Dreamers CD/Vinyl (2013)
- Piotr Baron Quintet – Jazz na Hrade Live at Prague Castle (2012)
- Maciej Obara Quartet – Equilibrium (Ars Cameralis 2012)
- Jacek Kochan Trio feat. George Garzone – Filling the Profile (Intuition 2011)
- Tomek Grochot Quintet feat. Eddie Henderson – My Stories (2010)
- Jacek Kochan, Dominik Wania, Michał Barański feat. Gary Thomas – Man of No Words (GOWI 2008)
- Geni Skendo & Dominik Wania – Portraits (Shakuhachi & Piano Duets) (2008)
- Bronisław Suchanek & Dominik Wania – Sketch in Blue (2008)
- Vitaliy Ivanov Quartet – „Returning” Live in Kiev DVD (2006)
- JWP.org – „Organizacja” Live at Radio Katowice (2004)