Grzegorz Ciechowski

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Grzegorz Ciechowski
Born (1957-08-29)29 August 1957
Tczew, Poland
Died December 22, 2001(2001-12-22) (aged 44)
Warsaw, Poland
Alma mater Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Occupation Musician, singer, composer, poet
Spouse(s) 1. Jolanta Muchlińska (divorced)
2. Anna Wędrowska (his death)
Partner(s) Małgorzata Potocka
Children 4 (3 daughters, 1 son)
Musical career
Also known as Obywatel G.C., Ewa Omernik, Grzegorz z Ciechowa
Genres Rock, post punk, new wave, art rock
Instruments Keyboards, flute
Years active 1976-2001
Labels Pomaton EMI
Associated acts Republika

Grzegorz Ciechowski (August 29, 1957 in Tczew - December 22, 2001 in Warsaw) was a Polish rock musician and film music composer.

Ciechowski was the founder and frontman of the band Republika, which was one of Poland's most popular rock groups. In the mid-1980s, Ciechowski took a break from the group and formed a new band called Obywatel GC (Citizen GC), again with considerable commercial success. At least a seven-song eponymous vinyl record, Obywatel G.C. exists, released by Tonpress KAW, copyright 1986. In 1991 Republika was revived, and Ciechowski was involved with a number of other ensembles, including Grzegorz z Ciechowa.

Ciechowski also composed for other artists such as Kasia Kowalska and Justyna Steczkowska and produced an album for German vocalist Mona Mur He composed scores for the films Stan Strachu by Janusz Kijowski and The Hexer by Marek Brodzki; for the latter he received a Polish Film Award in 2001. Additionally, he wrote music for the German television show Schloß Pompon Rouge.

Ciechowski has won ten Fryderyk Awards for his music, more than any other musician.

Ciechowski died of a heart attack after heart aneurysm surgery. His ashes were buried on Powązki Military Cemetery on 4 January 2002.

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