Accordionist, chamber musician, teacher. He is a graduate of The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen (Master of Music studies under Geir Draugsvoll), the Hochschule für Musik Detmold (Konzertexamen studies with Grzegorz Stopa) and of the Academy of Music in Cracow (BA and MA studies in Janusz Pater’s class). Since 2016, he has been employed at the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, currently as an assistant professor.

He is a prizewinner of numerous awards and honourable mentions won in national and international music competitions. On a number of occasions, he has been honoured with scholarships of, e.g. the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Młoda Polska [Young Poland], Sapere Auso and the Mayor of the City of Cracow. As a soloist and a chamber musician, he gives concerts in Poland and abroad (including in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Slovakia, Ukraine and the USA).

He has performed as a soloist with orchestras, including the Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic Orchestra in Cracow, the Przemyśl Chamber Orchestra or the PANtonale PhilHRAMONIKA Festival Orchestra in Berlin.

He runs numerous masterclasses and accordion workshops. Mr Palus has also made CD and radio recordings. On a regular basis, he participates in world premieres of contemporary solo and chamber accordion compositions; he is also a juror in national and international accordion competitions.