Speakers 2019

During the second stage of the competition in 2019 there were accompanying events - lectures by educators, musicians and composers:

25th October 2019
Dzielnicowy Ośrodek Kultury Ursynów
District Cultural Centre Ursynów

26th October 2019
Dzielnicowy Ośrodek Kultury Ursynów
District Cultural Centre Ursynów

Profiles of speakers:​

Ignacy Zalewski

Graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the composition class of Prof. Marcin Błażewicz (2009-2014).

Since 2014 a lecturer at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, since 2015 employed as an adjunct professor. Since 2016, he has been the head of the Studio of Contemporary Composer's Techniques and the secretary of the UMFC New Music College. He is also the supervisor of the Scientific and Artistic Circle of the Faculty of Composition, Conducting and Music Theory of the UMFC.

Author of several symphonic works, several dozen chamber pieces, as well as choral, vocal and solo works and compositions for children.

Composer-resident of the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra (2013-2014) and the Oskar Kolberg Świętokrzyska Philharmonic (2016-2017).  Since 2012 member of ZAiKS, since 2017 - member of the Association's Audit Committee.

Since 2018 he has been a member of the Council of Young Scientists, an advisory body to the Minister of Science and Higher Education, as the sole founding father of the art area.

Laureate of several awards at international and national composing competitions, scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2008), the Minister of Science and Higher Education (2012), the Pro Polonia Foundation (Dongsang Research, 2012). Winner of the Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for outstanding artistic achievements (2012).

Since 2009 he has been involved in conducting, specializing in the newest repertoire. From 2013 to 2018 he was a member (as conductor and composer) of Hashtag Ensemble.

Ignacy Zalewski is a curator (together with Dariusz Przybylski) of the nationwide program "Music of Our Times". (2016-2020), under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, whose aim is to introduce the newest music into the bloodstream of music education.

Paweł Pudło

Composer, author and producer of multidisciplinary projects ("Violemi", "Miasta Feniksy" and "Żywioły"), in which the creation involves dozens of people (including scientists, educators, activists and artists from various fields of art). The recipients of the projects are a wide range of recipients, however, at the base of the projects is always the author's symphonic music. Paweł Pudło is also a creator of music for films, commercials and special commissions. For the Polish Tourist Organisation he composed music to celebrate the opening ceremony of the largest tourism fair in the world, ITB Berlin 2011 Trade Show (the largest promotional campaign in the history of Poland). He also worked for the UEFA company, for which he wrote a song that was listened to by 1.5 million people at the EURO 2012 stadiums and was broadcast by 200 TV channels from all over the world. War Horns" anti-war concert was performed, among others, in the Uprising Museum. The album with the recording is available all over the world, collecting numerous reviews in the international music magazines. The album was awarded in the category Record of the Year 2018 - Classical music. Paweł Pudło's music is performed by eminent musicians from Poland and abroad, including Berliner Philharmoniker, Dortmunder Philharmoniker, Florence Opera, Sinfonia de Barcelona, Malaysian Orchestra, National Philharmonic, Grand Theatre of the National Opera, Sinfonia Varsovia, National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, National Forum Music.

Paweł Pudło is the winner of the composer's award at the Transatlantyk Festival 2012, selected from among the following more than 100 composers from all over the world. Scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and Silesian Marshal's Office in the field of culture.

Bartłomiej Łubian

Graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He supplemented his knowledge during numerous master classes and music studies in Chicago. He cooperates with the Płock Symphony Orchestra and the Education Department of the National Philharmonic in Warsaw. Currently, he is also a lecturer at the State Music School Complex No. 1 in Warsaw, where he teaches trumpet.

Artur Słotwiński

Polish composer and pianist, winner of 14 awards at national and international composition competitions, member of the Young Polish Composers' Union and the Authors' Association ZAiKS. He studied composition in the classes of Prof. Stanisław Moryto and Prof. Paweł Łukaszewski at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (2012, 2014). His most outstanding compositions include Angstroms I for orchestra from 2014 (he uses the Unified Colourful Scales - an original idea), States Of The Matter for great symphony orchestra from 2015, I Piano Concerto from 2011, which the composer performed in the concert hall of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in October 2011, String Quartet published by Ablaze Records on a CD Millenial Masters vol. 5, released by Schott Music Verlag, and awarded first prize in the "Musica Sacra" Competition Seven Last Words of Christ for mixed choir a cappella, and recently performed in the United States at College-Conservatory Of Music Dreaming Music Piano Quintet. Słotwiński is also the author of symphonies (including Symphony Credo, Symphony No. 1 Symphony of Love Songs and Symphony No. 2), chamber music: Piano Sonata and film music (etudes submitted to Transatlantyk Film Festival 2015 and 2016, German Game Music Award, Film Music Festival in Krakow 2016 and Zurich Film Festival), electronic (RGBy II) and electro-acoustic (Symphony of Independence). Słotwiński's works have received numerous awards (e.g. first prize for Opus966 in 2014, second prize in the Penderecki Competition "Sopot Classic" in 2015), he is the author of over 50 compositions, including the 70-minute oratorio Noachis Terra for soloists, choir and great symphony orchestra; he is a multiple scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Ministry of Science and Higher Education and Societe Generale Bank (2008, 2010-2012). He has also consulted his compositions on numerous courses, meetings and workshops: He has worked with: Joele Hoffman, Lowel Liebermann, Vladimir Scolnic, Zygmunt Krauze, Edward Sielicki and Sławomir Czarnecki.

He is also an active pianist and conductor (in 2016 he founded his own orchestra Warsaw Modern Players, with which he recorded his work Urban Games and led to the performance of his cantata Song of Bathsheba). He is the author of the reconstruction of Wojciech Sowiński's Piano Concerto in G minor Op. 36 from 1836, whose extract for one piano he found in the United States, then brought to Poland and created from scratch a score of the work with orchestrated tutti and composed accompaniments.

The secrets of piano art were handed down to him by numerous professors. Among them were: Anna Jastrzębska-Quinn, Ewa Bogucka, Irina Rumiancewa, Borys Petruszański, Piotr Paleczny, Edward Auer, Szabolcs Esztenyi (piano improvisation), Maria Sterczyńska (chamber music), Maria Garbyś and Emilian Madey (during their studies at the Fryderyk Chopin University). In 2016, he completed courses in composition and film orchestration at the Hollywood Music Workshop under the direction of Conrad Pope (orchestrator of John Williams, Howard Shore and others, Star Wars, Hobbit) and jazz arrangements with Nan Schwartz (multiple Emmy winner). His works have been performed in Warsaw, Sopot, Poznan, Katowice, Kraków, Lviv, Milno in Croatia and Cincinnati.

Sources of the photo and biographies:
speaker-lecturer-speech-2530982 by Image by JOSEPH HOHMELIAN from Pixabay  / exerpt from the original
Ignacy Zalewski: based on a biography from the composer’s website, photo by Marta Ankiersztejn © IMIT
Paweł Pudło: biography – Composer’s materials, photo by Barbara Iwańska
Bartłomiej Łubian: biography and photo – own materials, B. Łubian
Artur Słotwiński: biography: Artur Słotwiński / photo by: Artur Słotwiński – facebook