Facebook Instagram Pinterest YouTube Google+ Twitter Film Search iOS Android Cookie Cookie Cytat Mój festiwal Mój festiwal Home Kalendarz Kalendarz Kalendarz Kalendarz Facebook Twitter Google Plus Zamknij Nawiguj Miejsca festiwalowe Organizatorzy Organizatorzy Partnerzy Kraków Wyślij
News
07.05.2019

Hubert Walkowski wins the 2019 FMF Young Talent...

News
News
18.04.2019

The 12th FMF: Songs from Disney Films

News
Krzysztof Zanussi
Krzysztof Zanussi
Bartosz Chajdecki
Bartosz Chajdecki
Don Davis
Don Davis
Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
Hans-Martin Buff
Hans-Martin Buff
Home

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Each festival brings tons of good energy, connects people who would normally not have met each other, resulting in a new meaning in life, new projects, new friendships.
He has composed soundtracks for dozens of films, as well as symphonic concert works. His artistic work has always been associated with the ambitious theatre scene.

He is a member of the American and European Film Academies. In 2011, he created the Transatlantic Festival and is its director.

He made his debut as a composer and performer of music for the Theatre of the Eighth Day, and for the Orchestra of the Eighth Day he founded. He composed music for dozens theatrical performances in Poland and abroad. In 1982, after a tour in the US, he recorded his first album, Music for the End. In 1989, after numerous concerts in Europe and releasing three more albums, he moved permanently to the US.


He has worked for the leading Polish and American theatres. In Poland, he has worked with, among others, the Theatre of the Eight Day, the Art Stage of the Catholic University in Lublin, the Academy of Movement, the Studio Theatre, and internet at Grotowski’s Laboratory Theatre. IN 1992, he received the prestigious Drama Desk Award granted by New York critics for best theatrical music, for JoAnne Akalaitis’ spectacle ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, staged at the Public Theater / The New York Shakespeare Festival.


The composer gained international acclaim for film music. Among the most important titles are Adrian Lyne’s UnfaithfulTotal EclipseWashington Square, Agnieszka Holland’s The Third Miraicle,Max Farberbock’s Aimee & Jaguar, Janusz Kamiński’s Lost Souls, Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s Quo Vadis and Marc Forster’s Finding Neverland. The latter film not only won the composer an Oscar, but also the National Board Review award and nominations for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. In the following years, he composed music for such acclaimed productions as Lajos Koltai’s Evening, Tom McCarty’s The Visitor, Lasse Halström’s Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, Raymond De Felitta’s City Island, Aaron Schneider’s Get Low, and the largest TV production in European history – War and Peace, directed by Robert Dornhelm).


In 2005, he received the Gold Gloria Artis Medal for Merit to Culture, awarted by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland. On 24 April 2005, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek received the title of Honorary Citizen of the City of Konin, and on 2 October 2012, the Auditorium of the Lecture-Didactics Centre of the State University of Applied Sciences in Konin was named after him. on 20 February 2012, he received the Gigant 2011 award, presented by Gazeta Wyborcza for a “Poznań style of work”, and on 27 February 2014, the Organic Work Award presented by Głos Wielkopolski for outstanding achievements in culture and grassroots work in Greater Poland. In 2014, he received the honorary title of Ambassador of the Greater Poland Brand (presented to outstanding citizens of the Greater Poland region in recognition of their promotion of the “Greater Poland Brand”). In 2015, he received the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, for his outstanding contribution in his creative and artistic work, and for achievements in promoting Polish culture.


Among other prestigious distinctions for Jan Kaczmarek were the commissions to compose the Cantatas for Freedom for the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Solidarność in Gdańśk, the Oratorio 1956 for the 50th anniversary of the Poznań June ’56 protests. Other concert works of the composer include Jankiel’s ConcertThe Open Window and Fanfare A2. On 10 May 2014, the world premiere of Universa – Open Opera, an opera written for the 650th anniversary of the Jagiellonian University, was held in Krakow’s Main Square.


In recent years, the artist also composed the music for Aneta Kopacz’s Joanna and for La Habitación with Irène Jacob. Jan A.P. Kaczmarek has made recordings for, among others, Sony Classical, Decca, Varese Sarabande, Milan, EMI, Rounder and Universal. He gives concerts in the US, as well as in Europe. He founded Instytut Rozbitek [The Cast-Away Institute], conceived as a place for working meetings of artists of film, music and theatre. The programme of the Institute has been taken over by the Transatlantic Festival, of which Jan is the founder and director.


He is a member of the American and European Film Academies.

www.jan-ap-kaczmarek.com
http://www.facebook.com/jan.a.p.kaczmarek

He made his debut as a composer and performer of music for the Theatre of the Eighth Day, and for the Orchestra of the Eighth Day he founded. He composed music for dozens theatrical performances in Poland and abroad. In 1982 he recorded his first album Music for the End.

He has worked for the leading Polish and American theatres. In Poland, he has worked with, among others, Theatre of the Eight Day, Art Stage of the Catholic University in Lublin, Academy of Movement, Studio Theatre. In 1992 he received the prestigious Drama Desk Award granted by New York critics for best theatrical music, for JoAnne Akalaitis’ spectacle ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, staged at the Public Theater / The New York Shakespeare Festival.

The composer gained international acclaim for film music. Among the most important titles are Adrian Lyne’s Unfaithful, Agnieszka Holland’s Total Eclipse, Washington Square, The Third Miracle, Max Färberböck’s Aimée & Jaguar, Janusz Kamiński’s Lost Souls, Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s Quo Vadis and Marc Forster’s Finding Neverland. The latter film not only won the composer an Oscar, but also the National Board Review award and nominations for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA.

In 2005, he received the Gold Gloria Artis Medal for Merit to Culture, awarded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland. In 2015, he received the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, for his outstanding contribution in his creative and artistic work, and for achievements in promoting Polish culture.

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek has made recordings for, among others, Sony Classical, Decca, Varèse Sarabande, Milan, EMI, Rounder and Universal. He founded Instytut Rozbitek [The Cast-Away Institute], a place for working meetings of film, music and theatre artists.

 

NEWSLETTER

NEWSLETTER_TEXT

NEWSLETTER_RODO_INFO

NEWSLETTER_SUCCESS