Abel Korzeniowski

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Abel Korzeniowski
Abel Korzeniowski at FMF byVetulani 01.JPG
Korzeniowski at Film Music Festival in Cracow, 2013
Born (1972-07-18) 18 July 1972 (age 44)
Kraków, Poland

Abel Korzeniowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈabɛl koʐɛˈɲɔfski]; born 18 July 1972) is a Polish composer of film and theatre scores.

Life and career[edit]

Korzeniowski was born in Kraków. He had contact with music from early childhood: his mother Barbara plays the cello and both his brothers Antoni and Andrzej are musicians. He graduated from the Academy of Music in Kraków majoring in cello and composer studies under the supervision of Krzysztof Penderecki. He won acclaim as the composer of music for films and theatre plays and received a Ludwik Award (Nagroda Ludwika) in 2009.

He is a composer of film scores for several Polish films: Big Animal, Tomorrow's Weather, An Angel in Krakow, as well as Hollywood productions: Battle for Terra, Pu-239, Tickling Leo, A Single Man and W.E..

He won a San Diego Film Critics Society Award in 2009 for the Best score in A Single Man and was nominated for a 2009 Golden Globe in the best original score category for the same film. In 2012, he was nominated for Best Original Score for the film W.E., at the 69th Golden Globe Awards.[1][2]

He arranged Patricia Kaas’s new record album which is a tribute to Edith Piaf, one of the finest performing artists of the 20th century.

According to DrownedMadonna.com, Korzeniowski worked with Madonna again for the last track of her upcoming album.[3]


Awards and nominations[edit]



  • 2015 IFMCA Award Nominations 2014 for Best Original Score for a Television Series - Penny Dreadful
  • 2011 Golden Globe Nominations 2012 for Best Original Score - W.E.
  • 2011 IFMCA Award Nominations 2011 for Best Original Score for a Drama Film - W.E.
  • 2010 World Soundtrack Academy 2010 for Best Original Film Score of the Year - A Single Man
  • 2001 Golden Ducks Award 2001 for Best Film Composer
  • 2000 Golden Lions Award 2000 for Best Music for Film - Big Animal


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