(b. 19 September 1968, Częstochowa).
Polish composer of mostly choral and vocal works that have been performed throughout the world; he is also active as a conductor.
Mr. Łukaszewski is the son of the composer Wojciech Łukaszewski (b. 1936 – d. 1978). He studied cello with Grzegorz Janusz at the High School of Music in Częstochowa from 1981–87, where he graduated with a diploma with distinction. He then studied cello with Andrzej Wróbel at the Fryderyk Chopin University 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 had postgraduate studies in choral conducting with Ryszard Zimak at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in 1994–95.
Among his honours are First Prize in the competition of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (1994, for Arrampicata), Second Prize in the Young Composers Forum in Kraków (1994, for Winterreise), the Prize of the President of Częstochowa (1995, for his uvre), Second Prize in the competition Adam Didur in Sanok (1996, for Recordationes de Christo moriendo), Deuxième Prix in the competition of the Florilège vocal de Tours (1998, for Two Lent Motets), the award and medal from the Baltic Higher School of Humanities in Koszalin (1998), and one class of the Order of Polonia Restituta (Cross of the Knight, 1998).
As a conductor, he has served as second conductor of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University Choir in Warsaw since 1994 and as conductor of the chamber chorus Musica Sacra in Warsaw since 1999.
Mr. Łukaszewski is also active in other positions. He has served as president of the Sacred Music Society in Warsaw since 1992, as artistic secretary of the Laboratory of Contemporary Music in Białystok since 1994 and as secretary-general of the Laboratory of Contemporary Music Society in Warsaw since 1995.
He has taught composition at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music 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 de Ciencias de la Educación in Valparaíso, all in 2003.
He is the brother of the composer Marcin Łukaszewski.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
Le Jeu de l'amour et du hasard (incidental music, play by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux), fixed media (2 tracks), 1992
Winterreise, string orchestra, 1993
Concerto, organ, string orchestra, 1996
Concerto, string orchestra, 1997
Capriccio for P. P., violin, 1991
Quasi Sonata, clarinet, piano, 1991
String Quartet No. 1, 1994
String Quartet No. 2, 2000
Moai, flute, 2003
Litania I – do Madonny Treblińskiej (text by Roman Brandstaetter), mezzo-soprano, mixed chorus, 2 trumpets, organ, tubular bells, 1990 (completion of work by Wojciech Łukaszewski)
Eight Songs for Children (text by Ewa Szelburg-Zarembina), children's chorus, piano, 1993 (version of vocal work)
Six Pieces (texts by Kazimiera Iłłakowiczówna, Zbigniew Herbert, Jan Lechoń, Artur Oppman, St. Maksymilian Maria Kolbe, Piotr Skarga), mixed chorus, 1988–94 (its sections may be performed separately: Modlitwa do Matki Boskiej Gromnicznej; Prośba; Modlitwa; Pieśń; Ostatni list Świętego Maksymiliana do Matki; Modlitwa za Ojczyznę)
Dominum benedicite in æternum (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 (its sections may be performed separately: Memento mei, Domine; Crucem tuam adoramus, Domine)
Vesperæ pro defunctis, tenor, Gregorian chorus, 2 mixed choruses (8 voices each), 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 (its three sections may be performed separately: Tu es Petrus; Angelus Domini; Jubilate Deo)
Warsaw Wind (text by Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński), mixed chorus, 1996
Gaudium et Spes (text from documents of the Second Vatican Council), soprano, 8 mixed voices, 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
Antiphonæ (text from Latin liturgy), mixed chorus, 1995–99 (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 (its sections may be performed separately: Venite adoremus; Lætentur cæli)
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 Iłłakowiczówna, Ernest Bryll, Katarzyna Kozłowska, Bożena Fabiani, traditional sources from Poland), mixed chorus, 1992–2001 (its nine sections may be performed separately: Pan Jezus drży w kolebce; Anioł zawołał; Bóg – człowiek; Do stajenki; Niebo Cię zesłało; Serce me jest jak Betlejem; Oj Maluśki; Mędrcy świata; Gdy śliczna Panna)
Christmas Carols (texts by Bożena Fabiani, traditional sources from Poland), female chorus, 1998–2001 (its twelve sections may be performed separately: Do stajenki; Niebo Cię zesłało; Serce me jest jak Betlejem; W dzień Bożego Narodzenia; Wśród nocnej ciszy; Z Narodzenia Pana; Cicha noc; Pójdźmy wszyscy do stajenki; Anioł pasterzom mówił; Jezus malusieńki; Bóg się rodzi; Dzisiaj w Betlejem)
Litania II – do św. Klemensa (text from Polish liturgy), soprano, mixed chorus, organ, 2001 (also version for soprano, mixed chorus, string orchestra, 2001–02)
Kruk w kąpieli (text by Marcin Brykczyński), children's chorus, 1995–2002 (its two sections may be performed separately: Kruk w kąpieli; Kocie spotkanie)
Elogium – pomordowanym w Katyniu (text by Jerzy Wojtczak-Szyszkowski), baritone, cello, tubular bells, string orchestra, 2002
Hommage à Edith Stein (text from German liturgy), mixed chorus, 2002
Ave, 2 mixed choruses, 1992–2003 (its two sections may be performed separately: Ave Maria; Ave Maris Stella)
Beatus Vir (texts by Jerzy Wojtczak-Szyszkowski, Latin liturgy), mixed chorus, 1996–2003 (its seven sections may be performed separately: Beatus Vir, Sanctus Martinus; Beatus Vir, Sanctus Adalbertus; Beatus Vir, Cardinalis Stephan Wyszyński; Beatus Vir, Sanctus Ioannes de Dukla; Beatus Vir, Sanctus Paulus; Beatus Vir, Sanctus Antonius; Splendor Patriæ – Beatus Vir, Sanctus Stanislaus)
Three Orthodox Prayers, female chorus, 2001–03
Psalmus 102, mixed chorus, 2002–03
III Litania – do Męczenników Międzyrzeckich (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-Szyszkowski), female chorus, 2003
Salvete Flores Martyrum (text from Latin liturgy), 2 female choruses, 2 pianos, 7/8 percussion, 2004
Three Songs (text by Kazimiera Iłłakowiczówna), mezzo-soprano, piano, 1992
Aragena (text by Stanisław Lem), soprano, cello, live electronics, 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 ancient song for Lent from Poland), mezzo-soprano, small orchestra (2 oboes, 2 trumpets, 14 strings), 1996
W mojej Ojczyźnie (text by Czesław Miłosz), baritone, piano, 1989–2000 (its two sections may be performed separately: Gdy wiatr powieje; W mojej Ojczyźnie)
Church Songs (texts by Marek Skwarnicki, Stanisław Gruszka, Katarzyna Kozłowska, Bożena Fabiani, anonymous sources, traditional sources from Poland), voice, organ, 1996–2000 (its nine sections may be performed separately: Idziemy z Tobą Matko; Jasnogórska Pani; Tuchowska Królowo; Święty Klemensie; O Św. Antonim w Łagiewnikach; Dla Ciebie Ojczyzno; Serce me jest jak Betlejem; Ciemna noc; Boże, Ojcze nasz i opiekunie)
Haiku (texts by Matsuo Bashō, Yosa Buson, Mukai Kyorai, Shiinomoto Saimaro, Kobayashi Issa, Sumi Taigi [all translated by Agnieszka Żuławska-Umeda]), soprano, piano, 2002
Two Preludes, 1989–92
Souvenir II, 1999
Souvenir I, 1999
One week in London, fixed media (2 tracks), 1992
The Dusk, fixed media (2 tracks), 1993