Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz

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Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz
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Background information
Born (1942-10-13) October 13, 1942 (age 74)
Nowy Targ, Poland
Origin Poland
Occupation(s) composer
Years active 1967 -
Website www.pawluskiewicz.art.pl

Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz (born October 13, 1942 in Nowy Targ) is a Polish composer and musician, known for his collaboration with Marek Grechuta and his compositions for stage and film.


Born in the town of Nowy Targ, he studied music and architecture at the Polytechnic University in Kraków. Here he met Marek Grechuta, with whom he founded the student cabaret Anawa in 1967. In the 1970s he started to write songs for the cabaret Piwnica pod Baranami.

He also arranged and composed for stage productions at the Stary Teatr and Theater Scena STU in Kraków, the National Theatre and the Teatr Powszechny in Warsaw. He co-authored the musical adaption of Stanisław Witkiewicz's Szalona Lokomotywa (The Crazy Locomotive) together with K. Jasiński and Marek Grechuta in 1977. In 1980 he co-authored the opera Kur zapiał (A rooster crowed)and in 1991 the opera Opera żebracza (Beggar's Opera). He is also known for his compositions for short and feature films by directors such as Krzysztof Kieślowski, Feliks Falk, Agnieszka Holland and Márta Mészáros. Since 2000 he participated in the concert "Ellington po krakowsku" ""(Ellington Cracowway)" where notable composers of the Piwnica pod Baranami were playing their interpretations of Duke Ellington's music. This concert has been conducted by Aleksander Glondys.

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