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Zbigniew Bujarski died at 85


We regret to inform that on 13th April 2018 died Zbigniew Bujarski – composer, painter, artist of exceptional sensitivity and imagination, teacher of composers from all over the world, member of the Polish Composers' Union from 1962.

In the years 1944-1946 he acted as a liaison officer in AK, NSZ, WIN. He studied conducting and then composition under Stanisław Wiechowicz at the State Higher School of Music in Krakow. In 1972-2013, he lectured at the Academy of Music in Krakow, from 1992 as a professor at the Department of Composition. In the years 1978-1986 he was the dean of the Faculty of Composition, Conducting and Theory of Music at the Cracow University. In 2012 he received the title of professor of musical arts.

Zbigniew Bujarski was awarded in many competitions. In 1961 he received a distinction at the Youth Competition of the Polish Composers' Union, and in 1964 the second prize in the Grzegorz Fitelberg Composer's Competition in Katowice. In 1967, his piece Contrari for symphonic orchestra (1965) received a distinction, while in 1978 his Musica domestica for 18 stringed instruments (1977) won the second prize at the UNESCO International Tribune of Composers in Paris.

He was twice honored with the Award of the Minister of Culture and Art of the second degree in 1979 and 1987. He was also the laureate of the Polish Composers' Union and the City of Krakow award in 1984. In 1991 he received the Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation Award. In 2011, he was awarded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage with the Silver Medal of Merit to Culture "Gloria Artis".

Funeral ceremonies will be held on 20th April at 4.00 p.m. in the  Saint Joseph's church in Muszyna (62 Kościelna St.).