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Szymański Paweł

Born in 1954 in Warsaw, he graduated from the composition class of Włodzimierz Kotoński. He lives in Warsaw and works as a freelance artist. In the 2012–13 season, he was the Warsaw Philharmonic composer-in-residence.


Selected compositions (since 1990): quasi una sinfonietta for chamber orchestra (1990, version for full orchestra 2000), Sixty-Odd Pages for orchestra (1991), a due for two violins (1991), A Study of Shade, version for full orchestra (1992), Five Pieces for string quartet (1992), Two Studies for orchestra (1992), Miserere for voices and instruments (1993), Three Pieces for three recorders with metronome accompaniment (1993), Through the Looking Glass... III for harpsichord (1994; also version for harpsichord and string quartet), Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1994), Bagatelle für A.W. for violin, clarinet, tenor saxophone and piano (1995), Sonat(in)a for piano (1995), In Paradisum deducant te Angeli..., motet for male choir (1995), Two Melodies for piano (1995), Recalling a Serenade for clarinet, two violins, viola and cello (1996), A Kaleidoscope for M. C. E., version for solo violin (1997), quasi una sinfonietta for chamber orchestra (1990; version for full orchestra, 2000), Film Music for orchestra (1996), Photograph from a Birthday Party (The Silesian Quartet with the shade of Bartók) for string quartet (1998), Viderunt omnes fines terrae for boys’ choir and ensemble (1998), Prelude and Fugue for piano (2000), Three Songs to Words by Trakl for soprano and chamber orchestra (2002; version for soprano and piano, 2002; version for alto and piano, 2004), Chlorophaenhylohydroxipiperidinofluorobutyrophaenon for chamber ensemble and other sounds (2002), Compartment 2, Car 7 for vibraphone, violin, viola and cello (2003), Concerto a 4 for clarinet, bassoon, cello and piano (2004), Singletrack for piano (2005), Qudsja Zaher, opera in two acts to a libretto by Maciej Drygas (2005), Gigue for solo cello (2006), Ceci n’est pas une ouverture for orchestra (2007), .Eals (Oomsu) for symphony orchestra (2009), a piú corde for piano and harps (2010), ΦΥΛΑΚΤΗΡΙΟΝ (PHYLAKTERION) for 16 voices and percussion instruments (2011), Four Hevelian Dances for organ and two positives (2011), Sostenuto for orchestra (2012), Epilogue for chamber orchestra (2013).