Dębski, Krzesimir

Born in 1953. Composer, director, jazz violinist, arranger, and music producer. He composes autonomous music (including two symphonies, an opera, four oratorios, sacred music, and eleven instrumental concertos) as well as theatre music (with more than 40 premieres), experimental and lm music (for over 100 feature films, including With Fire and SwordIn Desert and WildernessAncient TaleBattle of Warsaw 1920. On a commision from Hollywood’s LimeLight Films, he has composed new music for sixteen silent films by Charlie Chaplin from the years 1914–17. 

He is the leader and soloist of the jazz band String Connection, which has appeared in concert throughout Europe, the United States and Canada since 1980, totalling 1,000 concerts, including TV and broadcasts. 

He has lectured at summer music courses in Ankara, Darmstadt, San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, and Valencia, California. He has won awards at the 1st World Jazz Competition in Hoeillart, Belgium (1983), the Stanisław Wyspiański Award (1985), and numerous other radio, recording, and compositional competions. His other accolades include a Fryderyk for Composer of the Year, the International Film Academy Philip Award for his music for With Fire and Sword, and International Film Festival in Pyrgos, Greece, for In Desert and Wilderness

He has participated in international festivals such as Jazz Jamboree, the New Jazz Meeting in Baden-Baden, Reno, Getxo, Paris, Helsinki, Kongsberg, Budapest, Leverkusen, Bratislava, Prague, Berlin, Nuremberg, The Hague, Le Mans, and many others. 

As a conductor, he has led concerts featuring international music stars such as José Carreras, José Cura, Ewa Małas-Godlewska, Adam Makowicz, Canadian Brass, Vadim Riepin, Jean-Luc Ponty, Mark O’Connor, Regina Carter, John Blake and Nigel Kennedy, Richard Galliano, and Daniel Stabrawa. He has conducted the majority of leading Polish orchestras including the Polish National Radio Symphony, Sinfonia Varsovia, and Warsaw Philharmonic, as well as the Irish Symphony, Moscow Symphony, Guadalajara Symphony, Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile, Lviv Philharmonic, Kyiv Philharmonic, and others.