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Born in 1968 in Poland, Paweł Łukaszewski is one of the younger generation of Polish composers specialising in sacred and choral music. He studied composition with Marian Borkowski and cello with Andrzej Wrobel at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw and in 2000 and 2007 he received a Ph.D and Ph.D Hab. respectively in composition.
His works have been performed throughout Europe including Britain, Belarus, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Ukraine and at the Vatican as well as in Argentine, Chile, China, Israel, Cuba, Canada, South Korea, Peru, Uruguay and the United States.
Awards for his compositions include First Prize at the Frédéric Chopin Academy of Music Competition for Arrampicata, Second Prize at the Young Composers Forum in Kraków for Winterreise, an award from the President of Czestochowa for his entire musical output, Second Prize in the Adam Didur competition in Sanok for Recordationes de Christo moriendo, Second Prize in the Florilège Vocal de Tours Competition in France for Two Lent Motets and two Third Prizes in the Pro Arte competition in Wroclaw for Church Songs. In addition, he received the Order of the Knight - Polonia Restituta Cross, Saint Albert Cross and Fryderyk 2007 Award.
Łukaszewski has taught composition at various institutions including the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and in Chile as visiting professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, the Universidad de Chile in Santiago and the Universidad de Playa Ancha in Valparaíso.
Also an active conductor, Łukaszewski is Artistic Director and Conductor of Musica Sacra Cathedral Choir in Warsaw. He has served as President of the Musica Sacra Society in Warsaw and Organizing Director of the Laboratory of Contemporary Music International Festival in Warsaw. His works have been recorded on more than fifty CD albums.
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