Lukaszewski, Pawel (b. September 19, 1968, Czestochowa). Polish composer of mostly choral and vocal works that have been performed throughout the world; he is also active as a conductor.
Mr. Lukaszewski is the son of the composer Wojciech Lukaszewski (b. 1936 – d. 1978). He studied cello with Grzegorz Janusz at the High School of Music in Czestochowa from 1981-87, where he graduated with a diploma with distinction. He studied cello with Andrzej Wróbel at the Frédéric Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw from 1987-92, where he also studied composition with Marian Borkowski from 1991-95 and there earned his MMus in both subjects, as well as his DMus in composition in 2000. He then had post-graduate studies in choral conducting with Ryszard Zimak at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in 1994-95. In addition, he has attended masterclasses with Barbara Marcinkowska, Harald Ossberger and Boguslaw Schäffer.
Among his honors are First Prize in the competition of the Frédéric Chopin Academy of Music (1994, for Arrampicata), Second Prize in the Young Composers Forum in Kraków (1994, for Winterreise) and the Prize of the President of Czestochowa (1995, for his entire oeuvre). He has also received Second Prize in the Adam Didur competition in Sanok (1996, for Recordationes de Christo moriendo) and Second Prize in the competition of the chorus Florilège Vocal de Tours (1998, for Two Lent Motets). In addition, he earned a recommendation in the Jihlava competition in Prague (1998, for Beatus Vir [one section]), the award and medal from the Baltic Arts University in Koszalin (1998), and the Polonia Restituta Cross (order of the knight, 1998). He was also nominated for the title Man of the Year by the American Biographical Institute (2000) and earned two Third prizes in the Pro Arte competition in Wroclaw (2003, for Church Songs [two sections]).
He has earned grants from numerous organizations, including annual grants from ZAiKS, the society of authors and composers, from 1995-99 and biannual grants since 2001. His works have been heard throughout Poland, as well as in Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, Ukraine, the USA, and Vatican City.
As a conductor, he has served as second conductor of the Stefan Wyszynski University Choir in Warsaw since 1994 and as conductor of the chamber chorus Musica Sacra in Warsaw since 1999.
Mr. Lukaszewski is also active in other positions. He has served as president of the Sacred Music Society in Warsaw since 1992. He has also served as the artistic secretary of the Laboratory of Contemporary Music in Bialystok since 1994 and as the secretary-general of the Laboratory of Contemporary Music Society in Warsaw since 1995.
He has taught composition at the Frédéric Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw since 1996, where he has been an associate professor since 2001 and director of counterpoint studies since 2002. He also taught in Chile as a visiting professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, and the Universidad de Playa Ancha in Valparaíso in 2003.
He is the brother of the composer Marcin Lukaszewski.
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Street address: Mr. Pawel Lukaszewski, ul. Odkryta 38A, M. 20, 03-140 Warsaw, Poland
Cellular phone: + 485 0133 9902 or + 482 2814 9592
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
STAGE: Le jeux de l'amour et du hasard (incidental music, play by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux), 2-track tape, 1992
ORCHESTRAL: Arrampicata, 1992; Winterreise, string orchestra, 1993; Concerto, organ, string orchestra, 1996; Concerto, string orchestra, 1997
CHAMBER MUSIC: Capriccio for P.P., violin, 1991; Quasi Sonata, clarinet, piano, 1991; String Quartet No. 1, 1994; String Quartet No. 2, 2000; Moai, flute, 2003
CHORAL: Litania I – do Madonny Treblinskiej (text by Roman Brandstätter), mezzo-soprano, mixed chorus, 2 trumpets, organ, tubular bells, 1990 (completion of work by Wojciech Lukaszewski); Eight Songs for Children (text by Ewa Szelburg-Zarembina), children's chorus, piano, 1993 (version of vocal work); Six Pieces (texts by Kazimiera Illakowiczówna, Zbigniew Herbert, Jan Lechon, Artur Oppmann, Maksymilian Maria Kolbe, Piotr Skarga), mixed chorus, 1988-94 (each of its sections may be performed separately: Modlitwa do Matki Boskiej Gromnicznej; Prosba; Modlitwa; Piesn; Ostatni list Swietego Maksymiliana do Matki; Modlitwa za Ojczyzne); Dominum benedicite in aeternum (text from Latin liturgy), mixed chorus, 4 French horns, 4 trumpets, 5 cornets, 4 trombones, 3 tubas, 5 percussion, 1994; Stabat Mater, 3 female choruses, 1994; Two Lent Motets, mixed chorus, 1995 (each of its sections may be performed separately: Memento mei, Domine; Crucem tuam adoramus, Domine); Vesperae pro defunctis, tenor, Gregorian chorus, 2 double mixed choruses, large orchestra (2 oboes, English horn, 3 French horns, 3 trombones, 2 organs, 3 percussion, 48 strings), 1995; Sacred Pieces (text from Latin liturgy), mixed chorus, 1993-96 (each of its three sections may be performed separately: Tu es Petrus; Angelus Domini; Jubilate Deo); Warsaw Wind (text by Konstanty Ildefons Galczynski), mixed chorus, 1996; Gaudium et Spes (text from documents of the Second Vatican Council), soprano, double mixed chorus, large orchestra (2 bassoons [both + contrabassoon], 4 French horns, 4 trombones, piano, 6 percussion, 48 strings), 1997; Missa pro Patria (texts from Latin liturgy, Pope John Paul II, Piotr Skarga, anonymous sources), soprano, mezzo-soprano, mixed chorus, symphonic band, 1997
CHORAL: Antiphonae (text from Latin liturgy), mixed chorus, 1995-99 (each of its seven sections may be performed separately: O Sapientia; O Adonai; O radix Jesse [also version for female chorus, 1997]; O clavis David; O Oriens; O Rex gentium; O Emmanuel); Jesu Christi prostrationes (text from the Book of Isaiah), mixed chorus, 1999; Two Christmas Motets, female chorus, 2000 (each of its two sections may be performed separately: Venite adoremus; Laetentur caeli); Via Crucis (texts from the Book of Luke, Book of Matthew, Book of Mark, Book of John, Book of Isaiah), countertenor, tenor, baritone, speaker, mixed chorus, orchestra (4 winds [all + ocarina], 8 brass [all + ocarina], organ, 5 percussion, strings), 2000; Christmas Carols (texts by Kazimiera Illakowiczówna, Ernest Bryll, Katarzyna Kozlowska, Bozena Fabiani, traditional sources), mixed chorus, 1992-2001 (each of its nine sections may be performed separately: Pan Jezus drzy w kolebce; Aniol zawolal; Bóg – czlowiek; Do stajenki; Niebo Cie zeslalo; Serce me jest jak Betlejem; Oj Maluski; Medrcy swiata; Gdy sliczna Panna); Christmas Carols (texts by Bozena Fabiani, traditional sources), female chorus, 1998-2001 (each of its twelve sections may be performed separately: Do stajenki; Niebo Cie zeslalo; Serce me jest jak Betlejem; W dzien Bozego Narodzenia; Wsród nocnej ciszy; Z Narodzenia Pana; Cicha noc; Pójdzmy wszyscy do stajenki; Aniol pasterzom mówil; Jezus malusienki; Bóg sie rodzi; Dzisiaj w Betlejem); Litania II – do sw. Klemensa (text from Polish liturgy), soprano, mixed chorus, organ, 2001 (also version for soprano, mixed chorus, string orchestra, 2001-02)
CHORAL: Kruk w kapieli (text by Marcin Brykczynski), children's chorus, 1995-2002 (each of its two sections may be performed separately: Kruk w kapieli; Kocie spotkanie); Elogium – pomordowanym w Katyniu (text by Jerzy Wojtczak), baritone, cello, tubular bells, string orchestra, 2002; Hommage à Edith Stein (text from German liturgy), mixed chorus, 2002; Ave, 2 mixed choruses, 1992-2003 (each of its two sections may be performed separately: Ave Maria; Ave Maris Stella); Beatus Vir (texts by Jerzy Wojtczak, Latin liturgy), mixed chorus, 1996-2003 (each of its seven sections may be performed separately: Beatus Vir, Sanctus Martinus; Beatus Vir, Sanctus Adalbertus; Beatus Vir, Cardinalis Stephan Wyszynski; Beatus Vir, Sanctus Ioannes de Dukla; Beatus Vir, Sanctus Paulus; Beatus Vir, Sanctus Antonius; Splendor Patriae – Beatus Vir, Sanctus Stanislaus); Three Orthodox Prayers, female chorus, 2001-03; Psalmus 102, mixed chorus, 2002-03; III Litania – do Meczenników Miedzyrzeckich (text from Polish liturgy), soprano, mixed chorus, violin, 29 or more strings, 2003; Exsultet (text from Latin liturgy), soprano, mezzo-soprano, female chorus, orchestra (2/4 French horns, piano, tubular bells, gong, 29 or more strings), 2003; Gloria Gentis (text by Jerzy Wojtczak), female chorus, 2003; Salvete Flores Martyrum (text from Latin liturgy), 2 female choruses, 2 pianos, 7-8 percussion, 2004
VOCAL: Three Songs (text by Kazimiera Illakowiczówna), mezzo-soprano, piano, 1992; Aragena (text by Stanislaw Lem), soprano, cello, tape delay system, 1993; Eight Songs for Children (text by Ewa Szelburg-Zarembina), voice, piano, 1993 (also version for children's chorus, piano); Recordationes de Christo moriendo (text from an old Polish Lent song), mezzo-soprano, small orchestra (2 oboes, 2 trumpets, 14 strings), 1996; W mojej Ojczyznie (text by Czeslaw Milosz), baritone, piano, 1989-2000 (each of its two sections may be performed separately: Gdy wiatr powieje; W mojej Ojczyznie); Church Songs (texts by Marek Skwarnicki, Stanislaw Gruszka, Katarzyna Kozlowska, Bozena Fabiani, anonymous sources, traditional sources), voice, organ, 1996-2000 (each of its nine sections may be performed separately: Idzimy z Toba Matko; Jasnogórska Pani; Tuchowska Królowo; Swiety Klemensie; O sw. Antonim w Lagiewnikach; Dla Ciebie Ojczyzno; Serce me jest jak Betlejem; Ciemna noc; Boze, Ojcze nasz i opiekunie); Haiku (texts by Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson, Mukai Kyorai, Shiinomoto Saimaro, Issa Kobayashi, Sumi Taigi [all translated by Agnieszka Zulawska-Umeda]), soprano, piano, 2002
PIANO: Aquarelles, 1984-88; Two Preludes, 1989-92; Souvenir II, 1999; Stadium, 2002
ORGAN: Souvenir I, 1999
ELECTROACOUSTIC: One week in London, 2-track tape, 1992; The Dusk, 2-track tape, 1993
(Last updated on March 19, 2004)