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Composer Zbigniew Penherski has died at 84


Zbigniew Penherski, a member of the Polish Composers' Union since 1959, passed away on February 4, 2019.

Zbigniew Penherski was a student of Stefan Bolesław Poradowski, Tadeusz Szeligowski and Bohdan Wodiczko. As a scholarship holder of the Dutch Government, he also studied at the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht. His music was performed in Poland and abroad, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Korea, Mexico, Germany, Norway, the United States, Great Britain, Italy, and the former Soviet Union. His works were recommended by the International Composers' Tribune in Paris (2001).

He was a member of the Association of Authors ZAIKS, Polish Contemporary Music Association, Warsaw Musical Society, honorary member of the Scottish Composers' Union (1987) and honorary citizen of cities: Kragujevac in Serbia, Russe in Bulgaria and Ho-Chi-Minh in Vietnam.

Zbigniew Penherski received a Silver Cross of Merit and the Award of the Prime Minister of Poland for works for children and youth, as well as the Annual Award of the Polish Composers' Union for outstanding compositional creativity and artistic independence.