Pawel Lukaszewski

b. 1968

Polish

Summary

Described by Gramophone as writing "enchanting choral music…beautifully measured phrases, immaculately tailored textures and ingenious use of light and shade to invoke light shining in darkness”, Łukaszewski has secured a place in the forefront of European sacred music with performances throughout the world and his works featuring on over fifty recordings. He studied at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music, where he still teaches, and is now the Artistic Director and Conductor of Musica Sacra Cathedral Choir in Warsaw.








Critical Acclaim

enchanting choral
music…beautifully measured phrases, immaculately tailored textures and
ingenious use of light and shade to invoke light shining in darkness - Gramophone

Biography

Born in 1968 in Poland, Paweł Łukaszewski is one of the younger
generation of Polish composers specialising in sacred and choral music.
He studied composition with Marian Borkowski and cello with Andrzej
Wrobel at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw and in 2000 and
2007 he received a Ph.D and Ph.D Hab. respectively in composition.

His works have been performed throughout Europe including
Britain, Belarus, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany,
Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Poland,
Romania, Switzerland, Ukraine and at the Vatican as well as in
Argentine, Chile, China, Israel, Cuba, Canada, South Korea, Peru,
Uruguay and the United States.

Awards for his compositions include First Prize at the Frédéric
Chopin Academy of Music Competition for Arrampicata, Second Prize at the
Young Composers Forum in Kraków for Winterreise, an award from the
President of Czestochowa for his entire musical output, Second Prize in
the Adam Didur competition in Sanok for Recordationes de Christo
moriendo, Second Prize in the Florilège Vocal de Tours Competition in
France for Two Lent Motets and two Third Prizes in the Pro Arte
competition in Wroclaw for Church Songs. In addition, he received the
Order of the Knight - Polonia Restituta Cross, Saint Albert Cross and
Fryderyk 2007 Award.

Łukaszewski has taught composition at
various institutions including the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music
in Warsaw and in Chile as visiting professor at the Pontificia
Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, the Pontificia Universidad
Católica de Valparaíso, the Universidad de Chile in Santiago and the
Universidad de Playa Ancha in Valparaíso.

Also an active conductor, Łukaszewski is Artistic Director and
Conductor of Musica Sacra Cathedral Choir in Warsaw.

He has served as President of the Musica Sacra Society in Warsaw and
Organizing Director of the Laboratory of Contemporary Music
International Festival in Warsaw.

His works have been recorded on more than fifty CD albums.

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