Szymański, Paweł International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn

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Born in 1954 in Warsaw, he graduated in composition from the class of Włodzimierz Kotoński. He lives and works as a freelance artist in Warsaw. 

Selected works: K. for orchestra (1972), Epitaph for two pianos (1974), String Quartet (1975), Limericks for violin and harpsichord (1975; version for flute, violin and cello, 1979), Partita I for orchestra (1976), Kyrie for boys’ choir and orchestra (1977), Intermezzo for chamber ensemble (1977), Partita II for orchestra (1977–78), Gloria for female choir and orchestra (1979), La folia for 4or 2-channel magnetic tape (1979), Ten Pieces for string trio (1979), ...under the plane tree for 4or 2-channel magnetic tape (1980), Villanellefor countertenor, two violas and harpsichord to words by James Joyce (1981), Four Liturgical Pieces for soprano and orchestra (1980–81), Two Pieces for string quartet (1982), Sonata for ensemble (1982), Crux delis for 4-channel magnetic tape (1983), Appendix for piccolo and other instruments (1983), Two Illusory Constructions for clarinet, cello and piano (1984),Lux aeterna for voices and instruments (1984), Partita III for amplified harpsichord and orchestra (1985–86), Trop for piano (1986), Two Studies for piano (1986), Partita IV for orchestra (1986), rough the Looking-Glass... I for chamber orchestra (1987), Through the Looking-Glass... II for 4-channel magnetic tape (1988), A Study of Shade for chamber orchestra (1989; version for full orchestra, 1992), A Kaleidoscope for M.C.E.for cello (1989; version for violin, 1997), quasi una sinfonietta for chamber orchestra (1990, version for full orchestra, 2000), Sixty-odd Pages for orchestra (1991), a due for two violins (1991), Five Pieces for string quartet (1992), Two Studies for orchestra (1992), Miserere for voices and instruments (1993), Three Pieces for three recorders accompanied by metronome (1993), Through the Looking-Glass... III for harpsichord (1994; version for harpsichord and string quartet, 1994), Concerto for piano and orchestra (1994), Bagatelle für A.W. for violin, clarinet, tenor saxophone and piano (1995), SONAT(IN)A for piano (1995), In paradisum deducant te Angeli..., motet for male choir (1995), Two Melodies for piano (1995), Recalling a Serenade for clarinet, two violins, viola and cello (1996), Film Music for orchestra (1996), A Photo from the Birthday Party (The Silesian String Quartet with a Shadow of Bartók) for string quartet (1998), Viderunt omnes nes terrae for boys’ choir and ensemble (1998), Prelude and Fugue for piano (2000), Drei Lieder nach Trakl for soprano and chamber orchestra (2002; version for soprano and piano, 2002; version for lower female voice and piano, 2003), Chlorophaenhylohydroxipiperidinouorobutyrophaenonfor chamber ensemble and other sounds (2002), Compartment 2, Car 7 for vibraphone, violin, viola and cello (2003), Concerto a 4 for clarinet, trombone, cello and piano (2004), Singletrack for piano (2005), Qudsja Zaher, opera in two acts (2005), Gigue for cello (2006), Ceci n’est pas une ouverture for orchestra (2007), .Eals(Oomsu) for orchestra (2009), a piú corde for harps and piano (2010), ΦΥΛΑΚΤΗΡΙΟΝ(PHYLAKTERION) for voices and percussion instruments (2011), Four Hevelian Dances for organ and two positive organs (2011), Sostenuto for orchestra (2012), Four Pieces for string quartet (2013), Epilogue for chamber orchestra (2013), Dissociative Counterpoint Disorder for harpsichord (2014), Sonata for viola and piano (2015), rough the Looking-Glass... IV for orchestra (2016), Adieu!, musical sketch (2017), À la recherche de la symphonie perdue for orchestra (2018), Fourteen Points. Woodrow Wilson Overture for orchestra (2018), Fughetta for classical guitar (2018), Two Poems by Ryszard Krynicki, musical sketch (2018), Bridge Mysterium for choir and orchestra (2019), Composing a Fugue Suddenly Interrupted by the Ghost of Franz Liszt for string quartet (2020), it’s fine, isn’t it? for flute and orchestra (2020), Four Hevelian Dances, version for orchestra (2021), Simple Music for cello and orchestra (2021), it’s just music for electric string quartet and electronics (2022).