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Jakub Kaczmarek


fot. Izabela Bartman

A graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where he studied choral conducting with Prof. Bogdan Gola and composition with Prof. Paweł Łukaszewski. He also completed with distinction the Postgraduate Choral Conducting and Voice Emission Studies at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz (with Prof. B. Błoński and Prof. M. Gandecki). He also studied composition at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź (with Prof. M. Stańczyk) and the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw (Department of Theatre Studies, a BA thesis under the supervision of S. Łozińska). A recipient of gold diplomas at national choral competitions and the 4th place in the International Choral Competition Cracovia Cantans. His repertoire includes works such as W. A. Mozart’s Requiem, A. Vivaldi’s Gloria, and G. Fauré’s Requiem. He has composed thirty choral and oratorio compositions, including Coma for cello, soprano saxophone, choir, and electronics, Stabat Mater for soprano solo, choir, and chamber orchestra, and Dies Irae for soloists, choir, and symphony orchestra. In his compositions, the starting point is the text and its resonance in the context of the 21st century. Jakub Kaczmarek’s interests encompass a cappella choral music of the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as Venetian polychoral techniques.