Born in 1971, he graduated from the class of Włodzimierz Kotoński at the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw. In 1995 his Polish Radio commission 3 for 13 was selected at the International Rostrum of Composers in Paris in the young composers category. In 1996 Epiphora, commissioned by the Polish Radio Experimental Studio, was selected at the 4th International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music in Amsterdam in the young composers category. In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious SACEM Prix France Musique for his music for Jerzy Skolimowski’s Essential Killing.
Paweł Mykietyn was the founder of Nonstrom contemporary music ensemble (active in 1990–2005), in which he played the clarinet.
He has composed music for the majority of Krzysztof Warlikowski’s theatrical productions since 1996. Since 2008 he has been music director of the Nowy Theatre in Warsaw.
Selected works: ...Although Daedalus Reached... for clarinet, cello and piano (1990), La Strada for three instruments (1991), 3 for 13 for 13 performers (1994), Piano Concerto (1996), Epiphora for piano and tape (1996), Shakespeare’s Sonnets for male soprano and piano (2000), An Ignoramus and a Madman, chamber opera to a libretto by Krzysztof Warlikowski after Thomas Bernhard (2001), An Album Leaf for cello and tape (2002, 2009), Klave for microtonally tempered harpsichord and chamber orchestra (2004), Becoming Fine for baritone, microtonally tempered harpsichord and string ensemble to words by Marcin Świetlicki (2005), Prologue for string orchestra (2006), String Quartet no. 2 (2006), Sonata for Cello with live electronics (2006), Symphony no. 2 (2006), St Mark Passion for voices and instruments (2008), Vivo for choir, orchestra and electronics (2010), Berceuse for ten singers (2010), Symphony no. 3 for alto and orchestra (2011), Two Verses by Miłosz for actor, actress, 10 musicians, electronics and video (2011), Klavierstückefor Casio CTK-731 synthesizer (2012), King Lear, musical in two acts (2012), Wax Music for wax cylinders and piano (2012), Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (2013), Bourrée for cello (2014), Hommage à Oskar Dawicki for symphony orchestra (2014), The Magic Mountain, opera to a libretto by Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk after omas Mann (2015), String Quartet no. 3 (2016), Double Concerto for two flutes and symphony orchestra (2016), Fangorfor piano four hands (2016), Counting Out for three voices and nine instruments (2017), Herr addäus for electronics and orchestra (2017); film music: Mariusz Treliński’s The Egoists (2000), Małgorzata Szumowska’sStranger (2004), Father (2005), 33 Scenes from Life (2008),In the Name Of... (2012), Andrzej Wajda’s Sweet Rush (2008), Wałęsa. Man of Hope (2013), Jan Hryniak’s Trick (2009), Jerzy Skolimowski’s Essential Killing (2010), 11 Minutes (2015), Filip Marczewski’s Shameless (2011), Katarzyna Jungowska’s Fanciful (2014), Piotr Śmigasiewicz’s Titanium White (2017).