Kuropaczewski/Nowak | A Decade in Audiovisual Culture
Aleksander Nowak is among today’s most interesting young Polish composers. Pieces constructed around stories and anecdotes are his trademark: a preoccupation with elusive, quotidian events, fascinating voyages, and intimate, emotional experiences. His skill at combining narrative experiments and exploring new harmonies has won him two commissions for operas: Sudden Rain (Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, 2009) and Space Opera (Teatr Wielki in Poznań, 2015), and has led to two albums: Fiddler’s Green (2009), and 3x4+8 (2012).
Łukasz Kuropaczewski is a graduate of the Karol Lipiński Music Academy in Wrocław where now teaches. In 2008, he graduated from Maestro Manuel Barrueco’s course at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in the United States. Performed at the greatest concert halls across the globe, including London’s Royal Festival Hall, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Often performs as a chamber musician but he’s also an ardent teacher of the guitar. Taught at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia from 2007 to 2010.