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Jakub Polaczyk

Jakub Polaczyk


Jakub Polaczyk was born in Cracow on 8 March 1983, currently based in New York City. Jakub has been teaching at the New York Conservatory since 2015 of Music and since 2018 he has been also appointed a Music Director of the Chopin and Friends Festival in New York. Jakub obtained his Artist Diploma in Composition at Carnegie Mellon University (2013) as a full scholarship recipient studying under Dr. Reza Vali. Prior he graduated from Jagiellonain University and Music Academy in Krakow. His teachers in Poland were: Irena Rolanowska (piano), Marcel Chyrzynski (composition), Krzysztof Penderecki (orchestration), Marek Choloniewski (electronic music), Malgorzata Stankiewicz (musicology). Jakub was composer fellow during many composition seminars and workshops in Europe and USA. His compositions were performed and premiered at many new music festivals around the world in 10 countries in Europe, 3 countries in Asia (Japan, China, South Korea) and 15 states in the US including Carnegie Hall in NY. He achieved many accolades and scholarships for his compositions as: A. Schnitkee in Sochi (2018), S. Moniuszko in Gdansk (2018), American Prize in Composition(2017), Iron Composer in Cleveland(2013), Baird Young Polish Composers Award in Warsaw (2013), Orion Orchestral Contest(2010) in London, PWM(2007) and John Paul II (2008) in Krakow and many others. He also received artistic scholarship from the Minister of Culture of Poland, Mayor of the City of Krakow and the Sapere Auso Foundation.