(b. 20 November 1972, Częstochowa).
Polish composer of mostly choral, vocal and piano works that have been performed in Europe and elsewhere; he is also active as a musicologist and pianist.
Mr. Łukaszewski is the son of the composer Wojciech Łukaszewski (b. 1936 – d. 1978). He is primarily self-taught as a composer, but had private lessons with Marian Borkowski and his brother Paweł Łukaszewski. He studied flute with Bogumiła Tęcza and piano with Zofia Miller at the High School of Music in Częstochowa from 1985–91. He also studied flute with Elżbieta Dastych-Szwarc at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw from 1989–91, where he also studied piano with Jan Ekier, Bronisława Kawalla and Edward Wolanin from 1991–96 and with Szábolcs Esztényi from 1996–98 and where he received diplomas in piano in 1998 and music theory in 2000.
Among his honours are Second Prize in the competition Feliks Nowowiejski in Warsaw (1996, for Prologue and Fugue), the award Fryderyk 2002 (2003, for the CD Piotr Perkowski – Piano Works) and the prize Mater Verbi (2003, for his writings on sacred music). His music has been performed in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, and the USA.
As a musicologist, he has written more than 200 articles about 19th- and 20th-century music from Poland, including a book about his father, Wojciech Łukaszewski. Życie i twórczość – Wojciech Łukaszewski. Life and Compositions (WSP Editions, 1997). He has contributed to reference books in Poland, including Kompozytorzy Polscy 1918–2000 – Polish Composers from 1918–2000 (2005, edited by Marek Podhajski, Fryderyk Chopin University of Music and Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk).
As a pianist, he has performed his own music and pieces by Johannes Brahms and Frédéric Chopin in Poland.
Mr. Łukaszewski is also active in other positions. He served as accompanist, co-répétiteur and secretary of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University Choir in Warsaw from 1991–2001 and as editor of the monthly journal Muzyka21 in Warsaw from 2001–03.
He has taught musicology and piano at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw since 1996.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
Fantasy, piano, small orchestra, 1989
Neoclassical Sonata, flute, piano, 2001
Three Sacred Works, 1993–95 (its sections may be performed separately: Agnus Dei, mixed chorus, 1993; Tantum ergo, mixed chorus, 1993; Pater noster, 2 mixed choruses, 1995)
Two Motets to the Virgin Mary, mixed chorus, 1995–96 (its sections may be performed separately: Sancta Maria, 1995; Sub tuum præsidium, 1996)
Two Christmas Carols (texts by Katarzyna Kozłowska, traditional sources from Poland), mixed chorus, 1996 (its sections may be performed separately: Narodził się Jezus Chrystus; Ziemio nieszczęsna)
Beloved Warsaw (text by Jan Lechoń), mixed chorus, 1996
In manus tuas, mixed chorus, organ, 1996
Hymnus de Spiritu Sancto (text from the hymn Veni Creator Spiritus), mixed chorus, 1997
Tre Pezzi sacri, mixed chorus, 1996–99 (its sections may be performed separately: Parce Domine, 1996; De Profundis, 1997; Ave Verum, 1999)
Four Christmas Carols, female chorus, 2001
Polish Weddings at the Jasna Góra Monastery (text by Stefan Wyszyński), mixed chorus, 2002
Songs to the Virgin Mary, 1996–99 (its two sections may be performed separately: Inviolata, soprano, organ, 1996; Ave Maria, soprano, piano, 1999)
Book of Proverbs (texts from proverbs in Latin), voice, piano, 1999
Études (15 studies), 1995–99
Miniatures, 1998–2003 (its two sections may be performed separately: Variations, 1998; Momenti espressioni, 2003)
Sonata I, 1998–2003
Sonata II, 'Megasonata', 2003
Prologue and Fugue, 1992
Suite in Honour of the Birth of Christ, 1999
24 Preludes, 2000
Miniatures, 1989–2001 (its three sections may be performed separately: Mother of God, 1989; Three Études, 1992; Patience, 2001)
DISCOGRAPHY (as pianist)
XXth Century Polish Piano Music (Grażyna Bacewicz, Marian Sawa, Jan Fotek, Wojciech Łukaszewski, Kazimierz Serocki, Marian Borkowski). (Acte Préalable: AP0016, 1999)
Franciszek Lessel – Piano Works. (Acte Préalable: AP0024–26, 1999)
Piotr Perkowski – Piano Works. (Acte Préalable: AP0072, 2002)