Professor Zbigniew Bagiński, DMus Hab.

born in Szczecin. Com­pos­er and teacher.

He stud­ied com­po­si­tion under Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz at the State High­er School of Music in War­saw (where he grad­u­at­ed with hon­ours for his Sym­pho­ny Music in 1972). He debuted with his Trip­tych for Clar­inet and Piano in 1968. He had his inter­na­tion­al debut at the Nordiske Musikdage fes­ti­val in Copen­hagen in 1974. Bagin­s­ki has com­posed sev­er­al dozen works for sym­pho­ny orches­tras, cham­ber orches­tras and soloists (for a full list of com­po­si­tions see:, which have been per­formed at var­i­ous pres­ti­gious musi­cal fes­ti­vals: World Music Days, Schleswig-Hol­stein Musik Fes­ti­val, Inven­tio­nen in Berlin, many times at the War­saw Autumn, the Musi­ca Poloni­ca Nova fes­ti­val, the War­saw Music meet­ings and also at numer­ous con­certs in Europe, USA and Cana­da.

The com­pos­er has been affil­i­at­ed with the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music since 1974, first as a senior assis­tant then as a post­doc­tor­al fel­low (1979), assis­tant pro­fes­sor (1988), asso­ciate pro­fes­sor (1991) and full pro­fes­sor (2004). The title of Pro­fes­sor of Arts was con­ferred on Zbig­niew Bag­ińs­ki in 1996. At first he worked at the Depart­ment of Music Edu­ca­tion, then moved to the Depart­ment of Com­po­si­tion, Con­duct­ing and The­o­ry of Music in 1987. He has taught his own com­po­si­tion class since 1989. Many stu­dents have stud­ied under Zbig­niew Bag­ińs­ki: Ewa Gajkows­ka, Mag­dale­na Frelek, Zbig­niew Słowik, Robert Wyszyńs­ki, Tomasz Mack­iewicz, Grze­gorz Mack­iewicz, Paweł Strz­elec­ki, Paweł Jankows­ki, Prze­mysław Zych and also Amar Jaa­far (Kuwait), Boris Som­mer­chaf (Rus­sia) and Geor­gios Tapes (Greece). In 1973–74 Bag­ińs­ki co-oper­at­ed with the Insti­tute of Eccle­si­as­tic Musi­col­o­gy at the Catholic Uni­ver­si­ty of Lublin and from 1981 on has also co-oper­at­ed with the Depart­ment of Direct­ing at the Alek­sander Zel­werow­icz The­atre Acad­e­my where he teach­es his­to­ry of music. In 1987–89 Zbig­niew Bag­ińs­ki was Vice-Dean of the Depart­ment of Com­po­si­tion, Con­duct­ing and The­o­ry of Music. He has been Head of the Chair of Com­po­si­tion since Sep­tem­ber 2004. In 1989–99 he was Sec­re­tary-Gen­er­al of the Pol­ish Com­posers’ Asso­ci­a­tion and as of 2001 has been Chair­man of the War­saw Branch of the Asso­ci­a­tion.

last modified: 01/03/2018