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Grzegorz Duchnowski,

composer; b. 5th April 1971 in Czarnków. Having studied composition with Sławomir Kaczorowski and Krzysztof Knittel, he graduated from the Academy of Music in Łódź.

He is an award-winning composer. In 2002 he received an honourable mention at the 44th Tadeusz Baird Competition for Young Composers; in 2005 – 3rd prize at the Silesian Rostrum of Composers and 2nd prize and an honourable mention at the 46th Tadeusz Baird Competition for Young Composers; in 2006 – 4th prize at the 10th Kazimierz Serocki International Composition Competition, 3rd prize at the 2nd Grażyna Bacewicz International Composition Competition and 2nd prize at the Kościuszko Foundation's Composition Competition in New York; in 2008 – 2nd prize (ex aequo, 1st prize was not awarded) at the Reinl-Preis International Composition Competition in Vienna for Akwarele (Watercolours) for alto saxophone, vibraphone, harp, piano and string quartet (2007) and 2nd prize (1st was not awarded) at the Probaltica Composition Competition for Apollo i Marsjasz (Apollo and Marsyas) for oboe, harp and string quintet (2008); in 2012 - 3rd prize at the 4th Grażyna Bacewicz International Composition Competition; and in 2013 - 1st and 3rd prize at the 7th Karol Szymanowski Composition Competition, held by the Association of Authors and Composers ZAIKS.

His works have been presented at numerous festivals and concerts of contemporary music, such as "Musica Polonica Nova", "Musica Moderna", Silesian Rostrum of Composers, Świętokrzyskie Music Days, "Generacje" ("Generations"), Warsaw Music Encounters, "Pory Roku" ("Seasons") – a series of concerts held by Polish Composers' Union, and performed by the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Świętokrzyska Philharmonic Orchestra, Verdehr Trio, Kwartludium, Multicamerata, and Tonkünstler-Ensemble. His compositions have also been broadcast on Polish Radio and WRC Radio(New York).

updated: November 2014

Composer's website: www.grzegorzduchnowski.com


Magnificat for mixed choir and organ (2000)
Ave Maria for choir a capella (2000)
Polyphonies for saxophone quartet (2000)
Vere Tu Es Deus, cycle of 4 songs for mixed choir (2001)
Mass for the World's Sins for mixed choir and wind orchestra (2001)
Shining for clarinet, violin and accordion (2001)
Concerto in old style for oboe, harpsichord and string quintet (2001)
The Eight Day of the Week for alto saxophone and tape (2002)
Sonata for viola and piano (2002)
Watercolours for alto saxophone, harp, piano, vibraphone and string quartet * (2003)
Sketch for flute, clarinet and bassoon (2003)
Quartetto Concertante for clarinet, violin, vibraphone and piano * (2004)
Tool of Light for violin, clarinet, vibraphone and accordion * (2004)
Minerals No. 1 for clarinet and piano (2004)
Four Events for flute solo (2004)
Missa Pro Peccatis Mundi for soprano, choir and orchestra (2004)
Kurpie Variations for string orchestra (2004)
Agnus Dei for choir a cappella (2004)
Annapurna 8091 for electronics (2004)
Gloria for choir a cappella (2004)
Symphony No. 1 "Songs" for mixed choir and orchestra (2005)
Minerals No. 2 for clarinet, piano and percussion * (2005)
Isotopes No. 2 for cello, harp, piano and percussion (2005)
Kurpie Triptych for clarinet, violin and piano (2005)
Rhythms and Colours No. 1 for orchestra (2005-2006)
Rhythms and Colours No. 2 for orchestra * (2005-2006)
Isotopes No. 1 for cello and piano (2006)
Take Four for flute, cello and piano (2006)
Music for 3 x 3 + 1 for 3 groups of instruments and piano (2006)
Radiants for accordion solo, woodwind and brass ensemble and percussion * (2006)
Symphony No. 1 for orchestra (2006)
Symphony No. 2 "Song of the End of the World" for soprano and orchestra (2006)
Aquariids for saxophone and orchestra * (2007)
Watercolours for alto saxophone, vibraphone, harp, piano and string quartet * (2007)
Symphony No. 3 for orchestra * (2007)
String Quartet (2007)
Constellations for electronics (2007)
Solid geometry for string orchestra, synthesiser and computer (2007)
Apollo and Marsyas for oboe, harp and string quintet * (2008)
Symphony No. 4 for orchestra (2008)
Colours of Space for orchestra (2009)
Music of fractal for piano and string orchestra (2009)
Symphony No. 5 for soprano and orchestra (2010)
A View of a Gravel Pit for piano, string orchestra and percussion (2010)
The Three Oddest Word for violin, group of wind instruments, piano, harp and percussion (2010)
Music of the spheres for piano solo and string orchestra (2010)
Angele Dei for choir a cappella (2010)
Portrait of Warsaw for piano and string orchestra (2010)
Scherzo for string orchestra (2010)
Episodes for piano (2010)
Crucifixus for reciter and electronics (2011)
Piano Concerto for piano and electronics (2011)
Gloria for mixed choir and orchestra (2011)
Variations on a Single Sound for clarinet solo and string orchestra (2011)
Hand Fugue for soprano and chamber orchestra (2011)
In Nomine Partis for choir a cappella (2011)
Ave Regina Caelorum for choir a cappella (2012)
Już czas ukochać w sadzie pustkowie bezdomne for choir a cappella (2012)
Missa De Angelis for soprano, choir and string orchestra (2012)
Oxygen for saxophone, 3 groups of strings and percussion (2012)
Pater Noster for choir a cappella (2012)
Fuga dłoni for soprano, string orchestra and electronics (2014)
Little  concertante music for chamber string orchestra (2014)
Stabat Mater for soprano, mixed choir, string orchestra and percussion (2015)
Ushuaia for mixed choir and orchestra (2016)
Polonia resurrecta for symphony orchestra (2018)
Symphony No. 6 "Holy God" for mezzo-soprano, choir and symphony orchestra (2021)