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Competitors Have Been Judged!


Marek Pasieczny and Barbara Kaszuba are the prize-winners of the 2nd Tadeusz Ochlewski Composition Competition.

On 7 September 2004 a jury made up of:

Professor Alina Gruszka, guitarist, vice-rector of the Academy of Music in Katowice,

Professor Marek Stachowski, composer, rector of the Academy of Music in Cracow,

Andrzej Kosowski, Editor-in-chief of PWM Edition

(in the photo)

chose the prize-winners of the 2nd Tadeusz Ochlewski Composition Competition.

Eleven compositions for solo classical guitar were submitted in the competition. The jury decided to grant:

1st place to the composition "Hommage a Manuel de Falla" by Marek Pasieczny,

distinction to the "Fantasy" by Barbara Kaszuba.

The works will be published by the end of 2004.


Entrants for the 2005 competition are required to submit a composition for solo alto saxophone.

MAREK PASIECZNY was born in Zamość in 1980. He started to learn the guitar at the age of ten at the State K. Namysłowski Primary and Secondary Music School in Zamość in the guitar class of Andrzej Fil, which he finished in 2000, receiving a diploma with distinction. Since 1997 he has taken lessons with Professor Piotr Zaleski and is at present a student in his guitar class at the K. Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. He has further added to his skills at numerous master classes with Carl Marchione, Joaquin Clerch, Raphaelli Smits, Edoardo Catemario and József Eötvösa. Since his earliest days he has taken part and won prizes at guitar competitions and has received many other awards and honourable mentions. Since 2001 he has been sponsored by Wojciech Krasecki and, since 2003, by the daily paper Gazeta Wyborcza.Marek Pasieczny has composed since the age of fifteen. Professor Piotr Zaleski keeps a watchful eye on his compositional education. Since 1996 he has participated in compositional master classes under Anette Kruisbring (Holland). In 2000 he was admitted to the final of the 5th All-Polish Classical Guitar Composition Competition in Tychy. From 2001 he has performed at all-composer concerts and has taken part in numerous festivals including the „Gitara+” International Guitar Festival in Wrocław, the „Mikulov 2003” International Guitar Festival in the Czech Republic and the „Silesian Guitar Autumn” International Guitar Festival (2004). Great interest on the part of both guitarrists and other instrumentalists is testament to his compositional talent. His works have been commissioned by outstanding Polish and foreign guitarists (Krzysztof Pełech, Jarema Klich, Łukasz Kuropaczewski, Waldemar Gromolak, Anna and Łukasz Pietrzak, Raphaella Smits and Edoardo Catemario). In 2002 he collaborated with Pat Metheny – one of the greatest guitarists in the history of jazz and with the Polish jazz singer, Anna Maria Jopek. His works are published by Euterpe and PWM Edition in Cracow.

Prizes and Distinctions, More Important Concerts:

1994 2nd Podlasie Guitar Competition, Biała Podlaska – 3rd place1995 10th Sanok All-Polish Guitar Meetings, Sanok – 1st place1998 5th All-Polish Classical Guitar Competition, Kielce – 3rd placeTalenty prize awarded by the Artistic Council of the City of Zamość2000 the final of the 5th All-Polish Composition Competition for Solo Guitar, Tychy2001 all-composer recital as part of the „Gitara+” International Wrocław Guitar Festival, Wrocław2003 all-composer recital as part of the „Mikulov” International Guitar Festival, the Czech Republic2004 inauguration concert of the prestige „Silesian Guitar Autumn” International Guitar Festival, at which, as the youngest of the invited artists, he performed his composition Motion Picture Score Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra (first performance)Homenaje a Manuel de Falla for Solo Guitar, 2nd T. Ochlewski Composition Competition, Cracow – 1st prize

More Important Compositions:

1997 Water Colours for Two GuitarsAquarius for Solo Guitar1997/98 Two Stories about One Patrick for Solo Guitar1998 Crayons for Two GuitarsMy Favourite for Two Guitars1999 The Song for Two Guitars2000 The Fields in Polanówka for Solo GuitarSonata in Jazz for Solo GuitarJourney Variations for Solo GuitarJourney Variations (2nd version) for Guitar and Oboe2001 Wrocław Suite for Solo GuitarSix Hoursfor Solo GuitarConcertino for Guitar and Chamber OrchestraCanticum Zachariae for Unaccompanied Mixed Choir2001/02 La Casa Donde Vive Miedo – Hommage a Joaquin Rodrigo for Guitar and Violin2002 Harry Potter's Fantasia for Solo Guitar (on the themes from the soundtrack of Harry Potter and the Philosopher 's Stone by John Williams)Toys for Two GuitarsSilent Dusk is Falling (folk song) for Guitar and Voice2002/03 Ten Sketches for Solo GuitarWinter's Tale for Guitar and Clarinet2003 Wish for Solo GuitarAmerican Suite in Five Chapters – tribute to harmony na gitarę solofor Solo GuitarHomenaje a Manuel de Falla for Solo GuitarThe Rejoicing Quartet for Four GuitarsPar Reflechissement de la Musique de Leternite – Louange a l'harmonie for Guitar anf FluteMovie Picture Score Concerto for Guitar and OrchestraYouthful Fantasia for Guitar and Orchestra 2004 Cool Night Lights for Solo GuitarGrand Harry Potter’s in Twelve Parts for Two Guitars (on the themes from the soundtrack of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by John Williams)To Be Able to Forget for Solo Guitar

Barbara Kaszuba, born in 1983, a graduate of the H. Wieniawski Secondary Music School in Poznań (violin and piano); a student of the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań in the class of Professor G. Pstrokońska-Nawratil.

She has improvised and composed since she was six; she has consulted Professor Andrzej Koszewski, Professor Marek Stachowski and Professor Romuald Twardowski about her work. Her music has already been performed at many festivals and concerts in Poland and abroad (Germany, Russia, England, Scotland, the Netherlands and Lithuania) and on the radio and TV. She has received a number of prizes at composition competitions including:

'CANTABILE 95' in Cracow, the A. Krzanowski competition in Czechowice-Dziedzice (1997, 2002), 'PATRI PATRIAE 98' in Katowice, 'CRESCENDO 99' in Tarnów – Grand Prix, 'IBLA 99' New York – Ragusa, in Sanok (2003); she was a finalist at the 20th-century Music Competition for Young Performers at Radziejowice (1999, 2001) and in the category of chamber ensembles (violin and accordion) at the international festival in Sanok (2000) and all-Polish festival in Mława (2001,2002) gained 1st prizes, and 2nd prizes at Castelfidaro, Italy (2001) and Klingenthal in Germany (2002). She is a scholarship holder of the Business and Professional Women's Club in Poznań, the Home Foundation for Children and the Ministry of Culture. Her works are published by ASTRA in Łódź, FONOLA in Warsaw and CHIOLA MUSIC PRESS in Italy.


For piano:

Kaleidoscope for children (1992/93)

3 Intermezzi 'To My Contemporaries' (1994)

3 Rhythmical Games 'Play and Smile' (1994)

Summer Impressions on the Theme of the Song 'The Campfire Is Burning in the Forest' (1994)

Obsessions (1994)

Study (1994/95)

Romanza (1994/95)

Hurdy-gurdy (1995)

Two Winds to a poem by J. Tuwim (1995), Forest Stream (1995), A Girl with Matches to a fairy-tale by J. Ch. Andersen (1995)

Toccata (1998)

For orchestra:

LaChimera for sym. orch. (1997), In a Peak Clearing 1 for string orch. (1999)

For accordion:

Tanezzo (2002), 6 Studies (2003)

For solo violin:

Autumn Dance (1992)

Caprice-cadenza (1993/94)

Mazurka (1994)

Contemplations (1996-98)

Reminiscence of Janusz Korczak (1995-98)

6 Studies for organ (2001)

Hurdy-gurdy for violin and accordion (1995), A Girl with Matches for piano, percussion and child’s voice (1997)

String Quartet (1996)

Piccola suita da camera for children's chamber ensemble (1996)

Intrada for brass quintet (1996/97)

The Three of Us for violin, cello and accordion (1997), Boisterous Trio for violin, viola and cello (1999), A Fiddler for violin and accordion (2000)

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