Krzesimir Debski

is a prominent Polish composer who is also a virtuoso violinist, pianist, and a celebrated orchestral conductor. Equally at home in the world of jazz and classical music, Dębski is chiefly known in Poland for his numerous and highly popular film scores. In addition, he is also a famous as a songwriter and arranger, and composer of music for theatre.

Krzesimir Dębski studied composition and conducting at the Poznań Academy of Music and since 1980 toured all of Europe and North America as violinist with the celebrated “String Connection” ensemble. Winner of the First Prize in the International Jazz Competition in Belgium, Dębski was also honored by the Jazz Forum Magazine with the Best Violinist and Best Arranger Prizes. Listed in 1985 as one of the 10 best jazz violinists by Down Beat Magazine, Dębski had since then scored over 100 feature films, and numerous TV series. Among his more recent feature film credits are Ogniem i Mieczem [With Fire and Sword],  W pustyni i w puszczy [In Desert and Wilderness], and Stara baśń [An Old Tale].

In recent years Krzesimir Dębski received a number of commissions for large-scale orchestral works from outstanding soloists and major symphony orchestras in Poland and abroad. His ever-growing catalogue of orchestral compositions currently includes two symphonies, an opera, ballet music, and eleven concertos for various solo instruments and orchestra. In great demand as conductor and performer, his recent tours included performances in Mexico, India, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Canada and the United States (Carnegie Hall N.Y. Chicago Symphony Center).

Krzesimir Dębski has recorded, played and conducted concertos in which the following international stars performed: Jose Carreras, Nigel Kennedy, Adam Makowicz, The Canadian Brass, Vadim Repin, Mark O’Connor, Jean-Luc Ponty, Didier Lockwood, Jerry Goodmann, Alex Acuna, and Alan Pasqua.

More information: www.kdebski.pl