by Natalia Szułdrzyńska

Born in Warsaw, Poland, 1976, studied composition with Marek Stachowski at the Academy of Music in Krakow, graduating in 2001. The following year he pursued postgraduate composition studies with Peter-Jan Wagemans at the Rotterdam Conservatory. Since then he has been working at the Academy of Music in Krakow. In 2006 he completed his doctorate in composition. From 2006 to 2008 he was a member of the programming board of the Warsaw Autumn festival. His pieces have been performed in the Warsaw Autumn, at the Ultraschall Festival, Berlin; the Musikhøst Festival, Odense, Denmark; the Schelswig-Holstein Festival, London Sinfonietta’s experimental music festival, Focus!Festival New York 2011; ISCM World Music Days 2013 in Slovakia. In 2009 Zych was signed by PWM music publishers.

His pieces have been issued on CDs by Dux Recording Company, including a CD with his orchestral pieces (DUX 0722). He has received commisions from Warsaw Autumn, Wratislavia Cantans and Sacrum-Profanum festivals. In artistic season 2012-2013 he has been composer in residence with Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2017 he was awarded Polish Composers’ Union Annual Prize. In 2018 he was awarded Polish state brown medal for outstanding merit in culture ‘Gloria artis’ and special prize of Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Since 2019 ha has been teaching compositon at the Academy of Music in Krakow.