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Zygmunt Krauze


Zygmunt Krauze

Zygmunt Krauze (b. September 19, 1938) is a Polish composer of contemporary classical music and pianist.

He studied piano with Maria Wilkomirska and composition with Kazimierz Sikorski, and studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris in 1966 and 1967.

In 1967 he founded, in Poland, the Warsztat Muzyczny (Musical Workshop) ensemble, which performed new works of contemporary classical music, and commissioned works from more than 100 composers.[1]

From 1982 to 1989 he served as the artistic advisor of IRCAM. He served as chairman of the International Society for Contemporary Music from 1987 to 1990. Since 2006 he has been a professor at the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw.

He composes in a unistic style (called muzyka unistyczna in Władysław Strzemiński.

In 1994 and 1997 Krauze performed with Chris Cutler's experimental music group, P53 at the 25th Frankfurt Jazz Festival in Germany (recorded and released on an album, P53), and the Angelica International Festival of contemporary music in Bologna, Italy. His music has been recorded by the Muzy, Dux, ORF, Nonesuch, Thesis, Musical Observations (CP2), Collins Classics, Recommended Records, and EMI labels.

External links

  • Zygmunt Krauze official site
  • Zygmunt Krauze at


  • Krystyna Tarnawska-Kaczorowska: Zygmunt Krauze - między intelektem, fantazją, powinnością i zabawą (Zygmunt Krauze – between intellect, fantasy, obligation and amusement), Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warsaw 2001, ISBN 83-01-13426-7

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