August 29, 1957|
|Died||December 22, 2001
|Alma mater||Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń|
|Occupation||Musician, singer, composer, poet|
|Spouse(s)||1. Jolanta Muchlińska (divorced)
2. Anna Wędrowska (his death)
|Children||4 (3 daughters, 1 son)|
|Also known as||Obywatel G.C., Ewa Omernik, Grzegorz z Ciechowa|
|Genres||Rock, post punk, new wave, art rock|
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. In 1996, as Grzegorz z Ciechowa, he recorded the album ojDADAna.
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 won ten Fryderyk Awards for his music, more than any other musician.
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