Professor Stanisław Skoczyński, DMus Hab.

Pro­fes­sor Mikołaj Stasiniewicz’s last stu­dent,
he con­tin­ued his stud­ies at the State High­er School of Music in War­saw. He per­fect­ed his skills in inter­pre­ta­tion of con­tem­po­rary music in Paris where he worked with pro­fes­sor Sil­vio Gual­do and Pro­fes­sor Gas­ton Sil­vestre. He took active part in cours­es devot­ed to the inter­pre­ta­tion of con­tem­po­rary music, led by such com­posers as Ian­nis Xenakis, Mauri­cio Kagel, Luciano Berio, Lui­gi Nono, Olivi­er Mes­si­aen, Pierre Boulez, Georg Aperghis, Toru Takemit­su and Elliot Carter.

He is a soloist of the Pol­ish Radio Orches­tra in War­saw and co-founder, mem­ber and con­duc­tor of the War­saw Per­cus­sion Group. He has worked with many dis­tin­guished soloists, cham­ber ensem­bles and orches­tras in Poland and abroad.

He is a spe­cial­ist in the inter­pre­ta­tion of so-called Mul­ti­per­cus­sion and Instru­men­tal The­atre works and as such he has per­formed at home and abroad. He has giv­en many first per­for­mances of pieces for per­cus­sion and has made many radio and record record­ings in Poland and abroad. He has near­ly all works ever writ­ten for solo per­cus­sion in his reper­to­ry. Many con­tem­po­rary com­po­si­tions for per­cus­sion instru­ments have been ded­i­cat­ed to him. One of them is Stanisław Moryto’s CARMINA CRUCIS.

Stanisław Skoczyńs­ki is an active teacher and the­sis super­vi­sor. He con­ducts numer­ous cours­es, sem­i­nars and per­cus­sion con­gress­es in Poland and abroad and at many music acad­e­mies and uni­ver­si­ties. Being a recog­nised, world-wide author­i­ty in his spe­cial­i­ty he has judged many inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions. He has pub­lished many arti­cles in pres­ti­gious music jour­nals in Poland and abroad. He is per­cus­sion class pro­fes­sor at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw. His for­mer stu­dents have won many per­cus­sion con­tests and pur­sued suc­cess­ful artis­tic and aca­d­e­m­ic careers as pro­fes­sors of well-known uni­ver­si­ties in Europe and the USA.

Stanisław Skoczyńs­ki is also the founder, inspir­er and artis­tic direc­tor of the Inter­na­tion­al Fes­ti­val of Per­cus­sion Arts CROSSDRUMMING, World Per­cus­sion Art Con­gress­es, Inter­na­tion­al Mas­ter Cours­es and the Inter­na­tion­al Mikołaj Stasiniewicz Per­cus­sion Com­pe­ti­tion organ­ised in com­mem­o­ra­tion of his Mas­ter and Men­tor.

last modified: 05/05/2015