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Mikolaj Gorecki, composer, music educator. Recipient 1st prize, 1st Young Composers' Competition,, Bielsko-Biala, Poland, 1988; scholar, Warsaw, Poland, 1988-1990, Banff Center for the Arts, Canada, 1996-1997; Juan Orrego-Salas scholar, Indiana University, 1998-1999. Member of College Music Society, Union Polish Composers.


Gorecki, Mikolaj was born on February 1, 1971 in Katowice, Poland. Arrived in United States, 1998. Son of Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki and Jadwiga Gorecka.


Master in Composition, Academy Music, Katowice, 1995. Doctor of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2000.


In 1996, he received two scholarships from The Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. In 2000 he received a doctorate in composition from Indiana University, Bloomington in the United States. In 2001-2002 he lectured at McGill University in Montreal.

He currently lives and works in the United States.


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    • Composer: Four Pieces for large orchestra, 1990, Concertino for piano and orchestra, 1990, Appassionato for soprano solo, choir and orchestra, 1991, Three Pieces for clarinet and piano, 1992, Sonata for clarinet and piano, 1993-1994, Quintet for piano and string quartet, 1995, Toccata for two pianos, 1996, Six Bagatelles for violin, cello and piano, 1997, Three Fragments for string orchestra, 1998, Capriccio for piano and orchestra, 1998, Sinfonietta for twelve instruments and percussion, 1998, Three Intermezzos for two clarinets and string orchestra, 1999, In Memoriam for six instruments, 1999, Cantata for large string orchestra, harp, celesta, vibraphone and tam-tam, 1999, Sonata for violin and piano, 1999, Three Episodes for orchestra, 1999, Concerto-Notturno for violin and string orchestra, 2000, Arioso for orchestra, 2000, Gosciu, siadz pod mym lisciem for mixed choir a cappella, 2000, Overture for string quartet, 2000, Gloria for mixed choir and string orchestra, 2000, Constellations for fifteen performers, 2001, Symphony # 1 for orchestra, 2002, Variations for flute and piano, 2002, Orpheus and Eurydice for orchestra, 2003, Sonata # 2 for violin and piano, 2004, Concerto for flute and orchestra, 2004, Transfigurations for clarinet solo, 2004, Sonata for two pianos, 2005, Beata Es, Virgo Maria for Female Choir, 2004, Zan Tontemiquico for Orchestra, 2006, Anamorphoses for Orchestra, 2006, Dispersions for String Quartet, 2006. Numerous performances include Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, 2001. Recording: Five Piano Concertos, 1994-1999, Piano Trio, 1999.


Member of College Music Society, Union Polish Composers.


Married Maria De La Luz Vazquez, September 24, 1999. Children: Maria, Mikolaj.

Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki

Jadwiga Gorecka

Maria De La Luz Vazquez

Maria Gorecki

Mikolaj Gorecki