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Tomasz Chmiel


Conductor, pianist, arranger. He comes from Rzeszów, where he graduated with distinction from the piano class at the State Music High School. A graduate of the Academy of Music in Kraków, where he completed his studies with distinction in the conducting class of Prof. Jerzy Katlewicz and the piano class of Prof. Marek Koziak. He received two scholarships from the Ministry of Culture and Arts and was awarded the Creative Scholarship of the City of Kraków. He won the 1st prize at the 1st Witold Lutosławski National Competition for Young Conductors in Białystok. He often participates in Helmuth Rilling’s seminars at the Bach Academy in Stuttgart, as well as master classes in Salzburg and South Ireland. He is affiliated with his alma mater, where he holds the position of an assistant professor. A guest conductor of various philharmonic orchestras, including Kraków, Rzeszów, Częstochowa, Dolnośląska, Szczecin, and the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He collaborates with the Kraków Opera. For years, he has been associated with the Lublin Musical Theatre and the Kraków Chamber Opera. The conductor of the Kraków Young Philharmonic, with which he won 1st prize at the 1st National Competition of Secondary Music School Orchestras. He has performed in Sweden, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and South Korea.

His main interest lies in Polish music. He is the author of orchestral arrangements of note manuscripts and performed the forgotten Symphony No. 1 by Artur Malawski. He orchestrated a cycle of Chopin and Karłowicz songs for symphony orchestra, as well as pre-war Polish songs, patriotic songs, carols, and Marian hymns. He has performed and recorded many of these arrangements on albums. He is a dedicated arranger of film music. In 2013, he obtained the post-doctoral degree (habilitation).