Bartosz Chajdecki

Born in Cracow in 1980, Bartosz Chajdecki is a theatre, television, and film music composer with great sensitivity and creativity. Over the last decade he has written scores for several dozen plays in Poland and elsewhere, as well as for feature films, documentaries, and television series. He graduated from Cracow Academy of Music with distinction, his thesis on film music autonomy. A musician since his youngest years, he started composing at 12,inspired and motivated in private conversations by Zbigniew Preisner, whose advice helped him master the fundamentals of musical composition. In the late 1990s and early 2000s he worked as composer and consultant for such high-profile cultural institutions and events as the Samuel Beckett Theatre in London, the DeMarco Venue in Edinburgh, the Wildwood Opera Festival in Little Rock (Arizona, USA), Yale School of Drama (New Haven, USA), SESC in Brazil, or the New York School of Visual Arts. After a London performance of his Destination Unknown, he was noticed by the European Association for Jewish Culture, which awarded him a grant in 2004 to further his creative work. A turning point in his career came when he composed music for the popular Polish television series Czas Honoru, which earned him a nomination for the International Film Music Critics Association Award for Best Original Score for a Television Series.

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