Jerzy Marchwiński graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, where he studied piano with Prof. Maria Wiłkomirska and chamber music with Prof. Kiejstut Bacewicz. He then trained in Salzburg and Taormina with Carlo Zecchi.

Until recently, he has been a prolific performing artist specialising mostly in piano chamber music. He partnered Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Rita Streich, Teresa Żylis-Gara, Régine Crespin, Andrzej Hiolski, Stefan Kamasa, Maureen Forrester, his wife Ewa Podleś and many others. He also performed as the official pianist partnering participants in numerous international music competitions (Munich, Toulouse, Rio de Janeiro).

He combined concert performances with educational activities which he has been continuing until now. He achieved the academic rank of full professor and founded and headed for many years the Department of Piano Chamber Music at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He also lectured in the USA. and Canada.

Partnership in music is the leitmotiv of his educational activities. He wrote three books on the subject: O partnerstwie w muzyce (On Partnership in Music; Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, 2001), Partnerstwo w muzyce (Partnership in Music; PWM, 2010), Kameralistyka fortepianowa (Piano Chamber Music; Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, 2014) and many papers and essays for Ruch Muzyczny, a music magazine.

He recorded over 25 CDs. Together with Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, whom he partnered for many years, he received the Polish Radio Award of the First Degree for recording Karol Szymanowski's complete works for violin and piano. He was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit and the Award of the Minister of Culture and Arts of the First Degree for his lifetime achievements. He also received the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta from the President of the Republic of Poland.