Jakub Polaczyk

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Jakub Polaczyk (b.1983) is a New York City based Polish composer. Jakub is currently teaching at the New York Conservatory of Music and since 2018 he has been also appointed a New Music Director of the Chopin and Friends Festival in New York where he is directing the “New Vision International Composition Competition”. Since 2018 composer has been also associated with the International Music Organization of New York as a composer and orchestrator. Jakub obtained his Artist Diploma in Composition at Carnegie Mellon University (2013) as a full scholarship recipient studying under Dr. Reza Vali. Prior he graduated from Jagiellonain University and Music Academy in Krakow.  His teachers in Poland were: Irena Rolanowska (piano), Marcel Chyrzynski (composition), Krzysztof Penderecki (orchestration), Marek Choloniewski (electronic music), Malgorzata Stankiewicz (musicology). He was selected for participation during summer courses in: Ostrava, Auvillar, Pavoroo, Maccagno, Radziejowice, Eugene, Houston, Sao Paolo.  His compositions were performed and premiered at many new music festivals around the world  in: 10 countries in Europe, 3 countries in Asia (Japan, China, South Korea) and 15 states in the US including a couple of times at the Carnegie Hall in NY. He achieved many accolades and scholarships for his compositions as: recently winning 4th SIMC International Composition Competition for Harpsichord in Milano (2019), accolades on the A. Schnittke in Russia (2018), First Prize on the Moniuszko Composition Competition in Poland (2018), distinction on the American Prize in Composition(2017), winning: Iron Composer in US(2013), Baird Young Polish Composers Award in Poland (2013), Orion Orchestral Contest(2010) in London, Polish Music Publisher (2007), John Paul II Days (2008) in Poland and many others. He also received artistic scholarship from the Minister of Culture of Poland, Mayor of the City of Krakow and the Sapere Auso Foundation. In 2019 he was ranked fourth for the  Szaflarska Award in Arts: Great-Global-Local in Southern Poland. 

 

    Jakub is a NY Steinway & Sons partner teaching artist and as a pianist he collaborated with such artist as: legendary cellist - Christine Valevska, Naya Rodriquez, violinist Pei-Wen, clarinetist Ivan Ivanov, ballet companies: Cracow National Opera and Ballet, Marta Graham in NYC, Stage Arts in Pelham, and contemporary ensembles in New York. He is also teaching at the International Course of Interpretation at the Chopin State School in Nowy Sacz in Poland. 

 

          JAKUB is an active figure among conferences at the: University of Montana (2014), Boston University(2015), Northeastern State University in Oklahoma (2015), University of Missouri - Kansas City(2016), Coastal Carolina University (2018), Washington State University (2018), Macro Music Workshop in Madison(2017) and new music festivals: Sao Paolo Contemporary Composer Festival (2019), Studio 300 in Lexington (2019), New York Electroacoustic Festival (2018), Space City New Music Festival in Houston (2018), OUA Electroacoustic Festival in Osaka (2018), Annual New Music Festival at Ball State University, IN (2018), Yuri Bashmet's Festival in Sochi, Russia (2018), June in Buffalo (2017), International Trombone Festival in Redlands, CA (2017), COLA/Mise-En in Brooklyn(2017), Chopin and Friends in NYC (2015-2018), International Cracow Composers Festival (2007-2019), Annual Festival of Contemporary Music in San Francisco (2013), Summer Sounds in Pavoroo (2013), Janackovy Mai in Ostrava (2013), Drusomanija in Druskienniki (2018, 2013, 2012, 2011), SoundSCAPE in Maccagneo (2012), Nuovi Spazi Musicali in Roma (2011), Warsaw Autumn (2011), “Tre Colori” Festival in Budapest (2011), ISCM in Sydney (2010), International Conference in La Coruna (2010), Ostrava Music Days (2009). Jakub’s works are published by PWM, Feniks, and Euterpe in Poland, and online by Babel Scores and Aromics. Website of the composer: www.jakub.polaczyk.com

Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Ojibbeway American Images in memory of George Castlin (2019)
Act for T.K. in memory of T. Kosciuszko (2017)
Flow (2013)
Chroset I: Microns (2011)
Refrained Wheel (2007)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Around the Blue-S (2014)

Solo Instrument


Al F..e (2012)
Miniatures (2007)

Voices and Instruments


Cosas que puedieron ser (2012)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


BAden-baDen-badEn (2011)

Orchestral Music


Fanfares Procession (2009)

Choral Ensemble


Oratio Fatima (2008)
Act for T.K. in memory of T. Kosciuszko (2017)
Al F..e (2012)
Around the Blue-S (2014)
BAden-baDen-badEn (2011)
Chroset I: Microns (2011)
Cosas que puedieron ser (2012)
Fanfares Procession (2009)
Flow (2013)
Miniatures (2007)
Ojibbeway American Images in memory of George Castlin (2019)
Oratio Fatima (2008)
Refrained Wheel (2007)