Assistant Professor Leszek Lorent, DMus Hab.

Per­cus­sion­ist. In 2008 he grad­u­ated with hon­ours from the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­sity of Music in War­saw. He also stud­ied at Con­ser­va­toire Nationale Superieur Musique et Danse de Lyon, mas­ter class of Prof. Jean Geof­froy. In the peri­od of 2006–2009 he par­tic­i­pat­ed in the cours­es of inter­pre­ta­tion of the new music in Esto­nia (Tallinn). He is a prize-win­ner of nation­al and inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions.

He reg­u­larly par­tic­i­pates in fes­ti­vals: War­saw Autumn, Fes­ti­val Aujourd’hui Musiques in Per­pig­nan, Flaner­ies musi­cales in Remis, Fes­ti­val Nov­elum in Toulouse, War­saw Music Meet­ings, Fes­ti­val of Tra­di­tion­al and Avant-garde Music “Codes”, or Musi­ca Poloni­ca Nova. As a soloist he has per­formed with the Pol­ish Radio Orches­tra, Orches­tra of the Grand The­atre in War­saw, Świę­tokrzys­ka Phil­har­monic, Sin­fo­nia Iuven­tus, Orchestre Per­pig­nan Méditer­ranée, and Nation­al Music Forum Orches­tra.

He received numer­ous schol­ar­ships, e.g. from the Prime Min­is­ter, Min­ister of Cul­ture and Nation­al Her­itage, Société Générale Bank and Cre­ativ­i­ty Sup­port Fund of the Union of Actors and Stage Com­posers, from the Min­istry of Sci­ence and High­er Edu­ca­tion (for out­stand­ing young schol­ars), the “Young Poland” schol­ar­ship, and was hon­oured with the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music Rector’s Award for aca­d­e­m­ic achieve­ments.

Among his achieve­ments are pre­miere per­for­mances of pieces by numer­ous con­tem­po­rary com­posers, such as Marcin Błażewicz, Dar­iusz Przy­byl­s­ki, Igna­cy Zalews­ki, Miłosz Bem­bi­now, Tomasz Opał­ka, Alek­san­dra Gry­ka, or Paweł Hen­drich. He spe­cialis­es in per­form­ing mul­ti­per­cus­sion works and instru­men­tal the­atre pieces. As a spe­cial­ist in this area, Leszek Lorent par­tic­i­pates in many con­fer­ences and schol­ar­ly ses­sions in Poland and abroad and he often is their ini­tia­tor and aca­d­e­m­ic man­ag­er; he also sits on the jury of con­tem­po­rary music com­pe­ti­tions.

In 2012 the artist obtained his doc­tor­al degree in the art of music (doc­tor­al the­sis: Select­ed philo­soph­i­cal and per­for­mance aspects of mul­ti­per­cus­sion sound trea­tis­es by Ian­nis Xenakis, Vinko Globokar and Marcin Błażewicz), and in 2016 he obtained a post-doc­tor­al degree (the artis­tic work was an album enti­tled Kun­dali­ni. Lorent plays Błażewicz). Leszek Lorent is an author of spe­cial­ist books: Szkice perkusyjne. Zagad­nie­nie filo­zoficzno-wykon­aw­cze mul­ti­perkusyjnych trak­tatów dźwiękowych wybranych twór­ców [Per­cus­sion sketch­es. Philo­soph­i­cal and per­for­mance aspects of mul­ti­per­cus­sion sound trea­tis­es by select­ed com­posers] (pub­lish­er: Cul­tura Ani­mi, 2014), and Inef­fa­bilis. Perkusyjne dzieła Marci­na Błażewicza [Inef­fa­bilis. Per­cus­sion works by Marcin Błażewicz] (pub­lish­er: Cul­tura Ani­mi, 2015). In the area of his schol­ar­ly enquiry and inter­est are also the phi­los­o­phy of music, sto­chas­tic music by Ian­nis Xenakis, Pol­ish sonorism issues, and pri­ma­ry sacred forms shaped by the sound of ear­ly per­cus­sion (rites and rit­u­als of per­cus­sion music).

He is Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­sity of Music in War­saw where he heads the New Music Course. His arti­cles on the bor­der­line of music and phi­los­o­phy are pub­lished in the jour­nal of War­saw schools of art Aspirac­je, and in Zagad­nienia Naukoz­naw­stwa — issued by the Pol­ish Acad­emy of Sci­ences, and in numer­ous oth­er schol­ar­ly pub­li­ca­tions in Poland and abroad (17 items in total). His phono­graph­ic achieve­ments include over a dozen CDs on which he per­forms as a cham­ber musi­cian, and three solo albums:

He is a mem­ber of Artists’ Asso­ci­a­tion #ART and Artists’ Asso­ci­a­tion Euforis.

Most impor­tant pub­li­ca­tions:

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last modified: 30/11/2016