Born in 1979 in Wrocław, he obtained an MA from the Wrocław University of Economics and Business. He also graduated in composition from Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil’s class at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, and from the High School of Music in Cologne.
His works have been performed at concerts and festivals as in Poland, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Czechia, Turkey, Estonia, Russia, Japan, China, the United States, Hungary, Malta, Lithuania, Latvia, and Slovakia. His music has been commissioned by, among others, the Warsaw Autumn Festival (for Ensemble Musikfabrik and Basel Sinfonietta), Deutschlandfunk (for Kwartludium), Goethe-Institut, BHF Bank Stiftung and Ensemble Modern, City of Wrocław (for NOSPR), Polish Institute in Madrid (for PluralEnsemble), Institute of Music and Dance, Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej (New Music Orchestra), Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra, NFM National Forum of Music (for the Lutosławski Quartet and LutosAir Quintet), ZAiKS Authors’ Association, and Polish Composers’ Union (for Pablostrom and orkest de ereprijs).
For more than a decade, Paweł Hendrich has been programming and composing in the Max/MSP environment. With Cezary Duchnowski and Sławomir Kupczak he performs live electroacoustic music in the trio Phonos ek Mechanes, which has appeared in festivals of improvised, contemporary, and electroacoustic music as well as concerts in Poland and abroad.
In 2010 DUX released Paweł Hendrich’s monographic album Chamber Works, and in 2017 –Metaforma. In 2012 Bôłt Records brought out Phonos ek Mechanes’ first CD entitled C+-. Hendrich’s works have also appeared on a dozen other CDs.
Selected works: Gnothi seauton for chamber orchestra (2001), Let Your Spirit Descend for speaker, tenor, baritone, bass and two female choirs (2002), Heterochronia for large symphony orchestra (2002–4), Phonarium I, sound installation (2005), Diversicorium for chamber ensemble (2005), Anepigraph for small orchestra (2005), Multivalentis for clarinet, trombone, cello and piano (2006), Phonarium II, sound installation (2006), Metasolidus I for symphony orchestra (2005–7), Cyclostratus for violin, bass clarinet, marimba, piano and beatbox (2008), Hyloflex α for string orchestra (2007–9), Liolit for chamber orchestra (2009–10), Diaphanoid for chamber ensemble (2010), Emergon αfor chamber ensemble (2011), Emergon β for computer (2011), Metasolidus II for large symphony orchestra (2011–12), Cryptoscript for computer (2012), Sedimetron for chamber ensemble (2012), Kioloik for flute (2012), Drovorb for clarinet, horn, piano, violin, viola and cello (2013), Ertytre for 1 or 8 cellos (2013–14), Accant for accordion and computer (2014), Alopopulo for chamber orchestra, violin and computers (2014), Xenobrach for two percussion and two piano (2015), Pteropetros for wind quintet, accordion and string quartet (2015), Exophor for Chinese instruments ensemble (2015), Fables for Robots, co-opera for chamber ensemble, computers, video and speech synthesizer (with Cezary Duchnowski, 2015–16), Mutuusmutus for chamber orchestra and air percussion (2016), Hordiaver for chamber orchestra (2016–17), Holoedr for saxophone, trombone, accordion, piano and cello (2017), Gliptopalinomia 7.2, 2.7... for piano (2017), Prismiris for string trio (2018), Gliptopalinomia 10.1, 1.10... for piano (2018), Gliptopalinomia 7.1, 1.7, 3.5, 5.3... for piano (2018), Gliptopalinomia 6.3, 3.6, 6.3, 3.6, 5.4, 4.5, 5.4, 4.5... for piano (2019), Absu for flute (2019), Dualabilis for two accordions and electronics (2019), Absusurrus for orchestra, flute and electronics (2019), Here and There, install-action for chamber ensemble, electronics and visualisations (2019), Osamotnienie(nie)...for chamber orchestra and computer (2020), Dualabilis II for harpsichord and computer (2021), Transforma 1 for violin and cello (2021), Transforma 2 for accordion (2021), Transforma 3 for percussion and computer (2021), Phantomaticon for chamber orchestra, piano and computer (2021), Thall’Em All for string quartet and computer (2022).