Kwieciński, Andrzej

Born in 1984 in Warsaw, he studied composition with Richard Ayers, Diderik Hakma-Wagenaar, Martijn Padding, Yannis Kyriakides, and Louis Andriessen at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. His works have been performed at numerous concerts and festivals such as Gaudeamus Musik Week, Warsaw Autumn, Klang!, Turning Sounds, and Musica Polonica Nova by ensembles and orchestras such as the Lutosławski Quartet, Matangi Quartet, Royal String Quartet, Nieuw Ensemble, Ensemble Resonanz, ensemble proton, Aukso, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, and Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. He received an award and scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture (2005-6), Huygens Scholarship (2008-9), and Lutosławski Scholarship (2010). In 2012 he was composer-in-residence at the Łódź Philharmonic. In 2010 he was awarded the 1st Prize at the Young Masters XXI Composers' Competition, and was nominated for the Gaudeamus Prize in 2012. In 2014 he won the main prize in the "young composers" category and received a recommendation in the main category at the 61st International Rostrum of Composers. He was also awarded the Guy Huot Bursary for Young Composers" in the form of a joint commission from the International Music Council and Radio France.

Selected works: Umbrae for string quintet (2004), ial.tes.ef 2:29 for clarinet, trombone, piano and cello (2004), ice, dust for ensemble (2005), no. 27, 1950 for ensemble (2006), no. 32, 1950 for violin and large ensemble (2007), mural for string quintet (2008-10), Luci nella notte II for piano quintet (2011), no. 27, 1950, version for chamber orchestra (2012), Sinfonia: Luci nella notte for large orchestra (2012), Umbrae B for string orchestra (2012), Canzon de' baci for voice and chamber orchestra (2013), Concerto. Re maggiore for harpsichord and symphony orchestra (2013-14), Contregambilles for string quartet (2014), Luci nella notte V for four spatially placed string quartets (2014), Pièces d'un violoncelle for cello and string orchestra (2014), non si può fuggire for voice, harmonic piano and vibraphone (2014), Pièces de violoncelles for solo cello and cello quartet (2015), per non pensare for voice and piano four hands (2015), erschallen for double bass and large orchestra (2015), a 6 [+1] for ensemble (2015), [P|PE(s)] for string quartet (2016), un momento indugiò for large orchestra (2016), Personaggi: Euridice for choir of 24 soloists and chamber orchestra (2016), super [P|PE(s)] for violin and chamber orchestra (2016).