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Pawel Lukaszewski (1968)

Composer, conductor, teacher, organizer of musical life, professor and Vice-Rector of the Chopin University of Music (since 2016) and head of the Chair of Composition of the same institution. He graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, where he obtained two diplomas: in cello (1992) with Andrzej Wróbel and in composition (1995, with grade ‘excellent’) with Marian Borkowski. In 2000, he obtained a doctoral degree, in 2006 – a postdoctoral degree of habilitated doctor in composition; in 2014, he was awarded the title of Professor of Musical Arts. In 2003 and 2006, he was invited to Chile and Argentina as visiting professor, while in 2010 he delivered a series of lectures in France, Germany, Spain, and Norway.

The artist has received numerous awards and accolades for his work as a composer, e.g. the 2nd prize in the 2nd Forum of Young Composers in Cracow (1994), an honourable mention in the Tadeusz Baird Competition for Young Composers (1992), 1st prize in the Competition of the Academy of Music in Warsaw (1995), 2nd prize in the 5th Adam Didur Composers’ Competition in Sanok (1996), or 2nd prize in the 27th International Competition ‘Florilège Vocal de Tours’ in France (1998). In addition, he was honoured with the Award of the Mayor of the City of Częstochowa for his compositional output (1995), the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (1998), the St. Brother Albert Award (2006), the Bronze and Silver Medal ‘For Merit to Culture Gloria Artis’ (2011), the Primate of Poland Award (2011), the ‘Pro Masovia’ Medal (2014), the Jerzy Kurczewski Award (2015), the Blessed Father Michał Sopoćko Award (2017), the Award of ZAiKS [Polish Society of Authors and Composers] (2019), the Medal of the Pontifical Council for Culture ‘Per Artem Ad Deum’ (2020), and the Medal of the Centenary of Regained Independence (2021). He has also won the Fryderyk Music Award ten times, the ‘Phoenix’ Award of the Association of Catholic Publishers five times as well as Choc de Classica (2014) and ‘Orphée d’Or’ – Prix Hector Berlioz (2014). In 2010, he was a scholarship holder of the Capital City of Warsaw.

The composer’s works have been performed at over 150 festivals in Poland and abroad. They have been recorded on over 160 Polish and foreign albums (e.g. Hyperion Records, Warner Classic, Signum Records, Acte Préalable, DUX, Musica Sacra Edition, or Chopin University Press). Over 70 pieces have been published by Chester Novello, PWM Edition, Edition Ferrimontana, and Walton Music.

In 2005–2013, Mr Łukaszewski was the secretary of the Board of the Association and the organizational director of the ‘Laboratory of Contemporary Music’ International Festival. Since 2000, he has been the president of the ‘Musica Sacra Institute’ Society. He is a member of ZAiKS [Polish Society of Authors and Composers] and of the Presidium of the Phonographic Academy Council as well as of artistic councils of various festivals, e.g. the ‘Gaude Mater’ International Festival of Sacred Music in Częstochowa. He is invited as a jury member of composers’ competitions in, among others, Arezzo, Perugia, Rome, Venice, Moscow, Bucharest, and Malta as well as in Poland (Katowice, Bydgoszcz, Legnica, Warsaw, or Częstochowa). He holds the function of director of the ‘Musica Sacra’ Warsaw-Praga Cathedral Choir and of the publishing house Musica Sacra Edition. Paweł Łukaszewski’s output has a significant position in Great Britain. His works are performed and premiered by renowned London and Cambridge choral ensembles (The Kings Singers, The Holst Singers, BBC Singers, Trinity College Choir, Tenebrae, Britten Sinfonia, or Polyphony) under the direction of outstanding conductor Stephen Layton. The Hyperion Records record label has released two original albums with Mr Łukaszewski’s compositions.

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Anima Christi (2018)
Corpus Christi Hymnus (2019)
Deus misereatur nostri (2012)
Ego sum pastor bonus (2014)
Oratio pro adventus (2013)
Popule meus (2019)
Prayer for Those Who Shall Return (2019)
Rosary Prayer (2015)
Salve Regina (2009)
Ubi caritas (2016)
Veni Creator (2004)


Pawel Lukaszewski

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