Marcin Tadeusz Łukaszewski
pianist, theoretician of music and composer, born in Częstochowa in 1972. He is a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music (now the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music) in Warsaw, where he studied piano performance with Bronisława Kawalla, Jan Ekier and Edward Wolanin. He also completed post-graduate studies in the performance of contemporary piano music under the guidance of Szabolcs Esztényi (1998), in music theory (2000) and composition (2016, the class of Marian Borkowski). In 2005 he gained a PhD in Humanities (Supervisor: Professor Marek Podhajski) and in 2014 received a post-doctoral degree in the field of composition and music theory. He is a member of faculty at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (the Department of Choral Conducting, Music Education, Church Music, Rhythmics and Dance).
He is the author of several books: Jak napisać pracę dyplomową o muzyce. Poradnik dla studentów i doktorantów kierunków muzycznych / How to Write a Diploma Dissertation on Music. A Guide for Undergraduates and Doctoral Students (Warsaw 2016), Przewodnik po muzyce fortepianowej / A Guide to Piano Music (Kraków 2014), Fortepianowe formy wariacyjne kompozytorów polskich 1900–2010. Dzieje gatunku i technika wariacyjna / Variational Forms for Piano by Polish Composers 1900-2010. The History of the Genre and Variation Technique (Warsaw 2013), Twórczość fortepianowa Mariana Sawy / Marian Sawa’s Piano Music (Warsaw 2012), Muzyka chóralna o tematyce religijnej kompozytorów warszawskich 1945–2000 / Sacred Choral Music by Warsaw Composers 1945-2000 (Lublin 2007), Wojciech Łukaszewski. Życie i twórczość / Wojciech Łukaszewski. His Life and Work (Częstochowa 1997).
As a pianist, he specializes in works by Polish composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. His discography includes CDs featuring works by such composers as Marian Sawa, Piotr Perkowski and Franciszek Lessel. His own compositions have been performed in Poland, Belgium, France, Holland, Germany, Russia, Italy, Canada and the United States, and have been recorded for Polish Radio and on CD.
His compositional awards include Second Prize (First Prize was not awarded) at the Feliks Nowowiejski Composers’ Competition in Warsaw, Second Prize at the Wanda Landowska Composers’ Competition in Warsaw, Third Prize at the 1st ‘Pro Organo’ National Competition for Composers and an honourable mention in the Open Composers’ Competition in Rydułtowy. He has also received the ‘Fryderyk’ Award of the Polish recording industry for the CD with works by Piotr Perkowski, an award from the Rector of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, the Honorary Badge of Merit for Polish Culture and the ‘Mater Verbi’ Award.
He is a member of the ZAiKS Authors’ and Composers’ Association, the Musical Sacra Association, the Francis de Sales Academic Society, the Marian Sawa Society (co-founder and vice-president), STOART Association and the Phonographic Academy. www.marcinlukaszewski.eu