Professor FCUM Edward Sielicki, DMus Hab.

Edward Sielic­ki, com­pos­er and edu­ca­tor, was born in War­saw. He is the son of the well-known com­pos­er Ryszard Sielic­ki who stud­ied at the Moscow Con­ser­va­to­ry and was a stu­dent of Dmitri Shostakovich. Edward Sielic­ki stud­ied with Andrzej Dobrowol­s­ki and Włodz­imierz Kotońs­ki at the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw and with Ton de Leeuw at Sweel­inck Con­ser­va­to­ri­um in Ams­ter­dam. He has also attend­ed Inter­na­tion­al Com­po­si­tion Work­shops in Ams­ter­dam (1984, 1988), Hol­i­day Cours­es in Darm­stadt (1986) and Avin­ion (1991) and sev­er­al music cours­es and work­shops in Poland. He is a lau­re­ate of sev­er­al com­pe­ti­tions includ­ing the Pol­ish Com­posers Association’s Youth Com­pe­ti­tion, the Inter­na­tion­al Com­po­si­tion Com­pe­ti­tion in Gene­va and the Inter­na­tion­al Elec­troa­coustic Com­pe­ti­tion in Bourges. A num­ber of his works have been record­ed on records and he has also made library record­ings for the Pol­ish Radio. He has received many schol­ar­ships from the Min­istry of Cul­ture and Nation­al Her­itage.

Edward Sielic­ki taught at sec­ondary music schools in 1982–2006. He has been lec­tur­ing at the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw, now the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music, since 1987. He received his post­doc­tor­al degree in music arts in Decem­ber 2007. In 1992–1993 he taught at the Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ty in Marly-le-Roi near Paris and in 2001, 2003 and 2005–2006 he taught a com­po­si­tion class at Keimyung Uni­ver­si­ty in Daegu, South Korea. He has also giv­en many open lec­tures at var­i­ous col­leges at home and abroad. He is a researcher and pop­u­laris­er of music.

Edward Sielic­ki has com­posed 70 works includ­ing sym­phonies, vocal-instru­men­tal, choral, cham­ber, solo, and elec­troa­coustic works. His works have been per­formed at lead­ing music fes­ti­vals at home and abroad, e.g., in Bel­gium, Fin­land, Rus­sia, Cana­da, Mex­i­co, France, Hol­land, USA, South Korea, Ger­many, and the Unit­ed King­dom. Many dis­tin­guished per­form­ers includ­ing the Wilanów Quar­tet, Roy­al Quar­tet, Lutosławs­ki Quar­tet, cham­ber choirs — Schola Can­to­rum Geda­nen­sis and Ars Anti­qua, flautists Elż­bi­eta Gajew­s­ka and Han­na Tur­onek, harpist Anna Siko­rzak-Olek, sax­o­phon­ists Ali­na Mleczko and Cezariusz Gadz­i­na, vio­lin­ist Patryc­ja Pieku­tows­ka, oboist Mar­iusz Pędzi­ałek, clar­inet­tist Krzysztof Zbi­jows­ki, the Dutch organ­ist Dirk Lui­jmes, the Ukrain­ian pianist József Őrmény, have his works in their per­ma­nent reper­to­ries.

He is deputy dean of the Depart­ment of Com­po­si­tion, Con­duct­ing and The­o­ry of Music at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw for term 2008–2012.

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