Jan A. P. Kaczmarek


Jan A. P. Kaczmarek

Jan Andrzej Paweł Kaczmarek (born April 29, 1953 in Konin, Poland) is a Polish Academy Award-winning composer. He has written the scores for over thirty feature films and documentaries.

Kaczmarek is a law-studies graduate of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. He worked with Jerzy Grotowski’s Theater Laboratory in the late 1970s and created the Orchestra of the Eighth Day in 1977. He recorded his first album, "Music for the End", in 1982 for Flying Fish Records (Chicago). In 1989 he moved to Los Angeles. His music was released by Sony Classical, Decca, Varese Sarabande, Milan, and Savitor Records. He gives concerts in the U.S. and Europe.

In 2005 Kaczmarek received an Oscar for the music (score) for "Finding Neverland", directed by Marc Forster. Kaczmarek also won the National Board of Review award for Best Score of the Year and was nominated for a Golden Globe and the BAFTA’s Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music. In addition to his work in films, he was commissioned to write two symphonic and choral pieces for two important national occasions in Poland: "Cantata for Freedom" (2005) to celebrate twenty-fifth anniversary of the Solidarity movement, and "Oratorio 1956" (2006) to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of a bloody uprising against totalitarian government in Poznan, Poland. Both premiers were broadcast live on Polish national television.

Kaczmarek is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

As of April 2007, Kaczmarek is working to set up an institute inspired by the Sundance Institute, in his home country of Poland, that he hopes will serve as a European center for development of new work in film, theater, music and new media. His Instytut Rozbitek (Rozbitek Institute) is set to officially open in 2009.

External links

*imdb name|id=0434222|name=Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
* [http://www.jan-ap-kaczmarek.com/ Jan Kaczmarek - official site]
* [http://rozbitek.org. Instytut Rozbitek website]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Jan A.P. Kaczmarek — Jan A. P. Kaczmarek Jan Andrzej Paweł Kaczmarek (* 29. April 1953 in Konin) ist ein polnischer Komponist. Jan A. P. Kaczmarek schreibt seit Anfang der 1980er Jahre Filmmusiken in Polen. Ursprünglich hatte er in Posen Rechtswissenschaften studiert …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jan A. P. Kaczmarek — Jan A.P. Kaczmarek Datos generales Nacimiento 29 de abril de 1953 (58 años) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Jan A. P. Kaczmarek — Jan Andrzej Paweł Kaczmarek (* 29. April 1953 in Konin) ist ein polnischer Komponist. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jan A.P. Kaczmarek — Jan A. P. Kaczmarek Pour les articles homonymes, voir Kaczmarek. Jan A. P. Kaczmarek Jan Andrzej Pawel Kaczmarek est un compositeur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jan A. P. Kaczmarek — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Kaczmarek. Jan A. P. Kaczmarek Jan Andrzej Pawel Kaczmarek est un compositeur polonais de musique de film. Il est né …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jan Kaczmarek — Jan A. P. Kaczmarek Jan Andrzej Paweł Kaczmarek (* 29. April 1953 in Konin) ist ein polnischer Komponist. Jan A. P. Kaczmarek schreibt seit Anfang der 1980er Jahre Filmmusiken in Polen. Ursprünglich hatte er in Posen Rechtswissenschaften studiert …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jan Kaczmarek — Jan A. P. Kaczmarek Pour les articles homonymes, voir Kaczmarek. Jan A. P. Kaczmarek Jan Andrzej Pawel Kaczmarek est un compositeur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kaczmarek — ist ein polnischer Familienname. Durch Einwanderung von Polen kommt er auch in anderen Ländern wie den USA und Deutschland vor. Er leitet sich von polnisch karczmarz bzw. kaczmarz (Gastwirt) ab. Häufiger ist derselbe Begriff aus dem tschechischen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kaczmarek — (archaic feminine: Kaczmarkowa, plural Kaczmarkowie) is one of the most common surnames in Poland and the second most popular in Greater Poland (24,185) and Lubusz Land (3,121).Famous people:* Szczęsny Kaczmarek, president of Poznań * Jane… …   Wikipedia

  • Kaczmarek — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Jane Kaczmarek : actrice américaine Jan A. P. Kaczmarek : compositeur polonais de musique de film Catégorie : Homonymie …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.