1938     

  • Born on September 19th in Warsaw.


1957     

  • First Prize at the All-Polish Competition of Contemporary Piano Music in Lodz for the interpretation of Karol Szymanowski.


1962     

  • M.A. in piano under Maria Wilkomirska, Academy of Music in Warsaw.


1964     

  • M.A. in composition under Kazimierz Sikorski, Academy of Music in Warsaw.


1965     

  • 2nd Prize for String Quartet at the Competition for Young Composers of the Polish Composers' Union, Warsaw.


1966     

  • First Prize at the International Gaudeamus Competition for Performers of Contemporary Music in Utrecht.


1967     

  • Founded the Music Workshop ensemble which has performed contemporary music for over 25 years.


1970     

  • Invited by the Cleveland State University to teach piano. Lectures and performances at various American universities.


1971     

  • Tournée of 52 concerts with the Music Workshop in Scandinavia.


1973-74     

  • Artist in Residence in West Berlin at the invitation of DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst).


1974

  • Lectures at the Internationale Ferienkurse in Darmstadt.


1975

  • Awarded the Silver Cross of Merit by the Council of the State, Poland.


1978     

  • Awarded Prize for the best film score at the All-Polish TV Contest.


1979     

  • Awarded the Medal of Distinction by Jeneusses Musicales of Poland.

 

  • Master Classes for composers at the International Summer Courses of Jeneusses Musicales.


1980     

  • Elected President of the Polish Society for Contemporary Music.


1981     

  • Invited to the jury of the Gaudeamus International Competition for Composers.


1982     

  • Visiting professor at Yale University.

 

  • Invited by Pierre Boulez as a musical advisor to IRCAM, Paris.


1984     

  • Awarded the title Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.


1985     

  • Elected member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Contemporary Music.


1986     

  • Invited to the jury of Composers' Forum of the International Music Festival in Pittsburgh and International Compositions Competition in Budapest.


1987     

  • Elected President of the International Society for Contemporary Music.

 

  • Received Prize from the President of Polish Radio and Television for the TV series Creation of Music.


1988     

  • Awarded annual prize by the Polish Composers' Union.

 

  • Artistic Director at the International Seminar for Young Composers in Groznjan, Yugoslavia.


1989     

  • Elected President of the Polish Society for Contemporary Music.

 

  • Received Prize from the Polish Minister of Culture for artistic achievements.

 

  • Invited for the jury of ISCM, Oslo.


1991     

  • Invited by Jerusalem Music Center and Rubin Academy of Music to give master classes for composers and pianists.


1992     

  • As the president of the Polish Composers' Union organized ISCM World Music Days in Warsaw.

 

  • Artist in Residence at the Center for the Arts, Smyrna Beach, Florida.

 

  • Chairman of the jury of the Gaudeamus International Competition for Composers.


1993     

  • Member of the Grand Prix Chapter of the Cultural Foundation, Warsaw.

 

  • Member of the Music Council of the Polish Radio, Warsaw.


1994     

  • Master classes in composition, East-West Music and Dance Encounter, Bangalore, India.

 

  • Master classes in composition, International Colloquium for New Music, Rheinsberg, Germany.

 

  • Visiting lecturer: Osaka Academy, Kobe University (Japan), Seoul National University (Korea), Baptist College (Hong Kong), Yale University in New Haven and Columbia University in New York.

 

  • Jury member of SAMRO Oversees Scholarship, Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

  • Chopin Gold Medal awarded by TiFC, Warsaw.

 

  • Founder of the Europa-Europa International Association for Contemporary Music, Rheinsberg (Germany).


1996     

  • Nominated Corresponding Eminent Professor at Keimyung University, Daegu (South Korea).

 

  • Artistic Director of International Workshop for Composers and Choreographers, Rubin Academy of Music, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

 

  • Chairman of the jury at the Serocki International Composition Competition, Warsaw.

 

  • Jury member, Musical Taipei Composition Competition, Taipei, Taiwan.


1997     

  • Jury member, International Composition Competition Citta di Trieste, Trieste, Italy.

 

  • Chairman of the jury of Karol Szymanowski Composition Competition, Warsaw.


1998     

  • Chairman of the jury of the Musical Taipei Composition Competition, Taipei, Taiwan.

 

  • Jury member of BMW-Preis, International Composition Competition, Munich.

 

  • Member of the Artistic Committee of the International Symposium The Art of Composition Towards 21st Century, Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem.

 

  • Chairman of the jury of K. Serocki International Composition Competition, Radziejowice, Poland.


1999     

  • Nominated Honorary Member of ISCM.
  • Concerts: Vilnius, Lvov, Bergen, Bucharest, Radziejowice, Poznan, Bratislava.

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