Ignacy Zalewski, DMus


Pho­to Mateusz Żabok­lic­ki

Igna­cy Zalews­ki (b. 1990), com­pos­er, con­duc­tor. He grad­u­at­ed from the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw, where he stud­ied com­po­si­tion with prof. Marcin Błażewicz (2009–2014). In 2015 he obtained DMus.

He devel­oped his com­po­si­tion­al skills dur­ing indi­vid­ual mas­ter­class­es with prof. Krzysztof Pen­derec­ki (War­saw, 2015) and dur­ing work­shops led by Mag­nus Lind­berg (Lon­don, 2016), prof. Wolf­gang Rihm (Ros­tock, 2011).

Igna­cy Zalews­ki was a com­pos­er-in-res­i­dence of Pol­ish Sin­fo­nia Iuven­tus Orches­tra (2013–2014) and cur­rent­ly in Kielce Phil­har­mon­ic (2016–2017).

He is a prize-win­ner of over a dozen awards on inter­na­tion­al and all-pol­ish com­posers’ com­pe­ti­tions e.g. 1st prize on the Mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism doesn’t work? Inter­na­tion­al Com­posers’ Com­pe­ti­tion (2014), 1st prize on the 51st T. Baird Com­posers’ Com­pe­ti­tion (2010), lau­re­ate of 3rd Prize and Spe­cial Award on Inter­na­tion­al Krzysztof Pen­derec­ki ARBORETUM Composer’s Com­pe­ti­tion (2012), 2nd prize on the All-Pol­ish K. Szy­manows­ki Composer’s Com­pe­ti­tion (2013), Pol­ish Min­is­ter of Cul­ture and Nation­al Heritage’s Award for ”out­stand­ing artis­tic achieve­ments” (2012). He is also schol­ar­ship hold­er of the South-kore­an Dongsan Research Foun­da­tion (2012) and Pol­ish Min­is­ter of Sci­ence and High­er Edu­ca­tion (2012).

He is also a win­ner of “Amadeus” Award for the best Pol­ish Radio composer’s debut (2015) grant­ed by Pol­ish Nation­al Broad­cast­ing Coun­cil, and award­ed for “the best radio play score” at “Dwa Teatry” (“Two The­aters”) Fes­ti­val in Sopot (2015).

His pieces were per­formed in Japan, Ger­many, Rus­sia, Hun­gary, Slove­nia, Nor­way, Ukraine and Poland by such artists as Jacek Kasp­szyk, Woj­ciech Mich­niews­ki, Szy­mon Bywalec, Jes­si­ca Cot­tis, Marzena Diakun, Aga­ta Szym­czews­ka, Marek Bracha, Leszek Lorent, Maciej Frąck­iewicz and such orches­tras as Trond­heim Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra, Pol­ish Radio Orches­tra, Pol­ish Sin­fo­nia Iuven­tus Orches­tra,  Beethoven Acad­e­my Orches­tra.

Since 2014 Igna­cy Zalews­ki works as a lec­tur­er at Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music, since 2015 as an Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor.

Since 2012 he is a mem­ber of Pol­ish Soci­ety of Authors and Com­posers ZAiKS.

Con­duc­tor and mem­ber of Hash­tag Ensem­ble ded­i­cat­ed to new music, which he played with on numer­ous fes­ti­vals in Poland, e.g. Musi­ca Elec­tron­i­ca Nova, Poz­nan Music Spring, Musi­cal Gar­dens Fes­ti­val in War­saw. His record­ing of Woj­ciech Błażejczyk’s War­saw Music was cho­sen to the final stage (six pieces from Europe) of Pal­ma Ars Acus­ti­ca Com­pe­ti­tion orga­nized by Euro­pean Broad­cast­ing Union.


last modified: 07/11/2016