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Philip Czaplowski : Represented Artist

Random Audio Sample: Red moon : shakuhachi and harpsichord by Philip Czaplowski, from the CD Rear vision

Photo of Philip Czaplowski


Philip Czaplowski was born in 1958 and is currently completing a PhD in music composition at Monash University under the supervision of Thomas Reiner. During 2005 he also attended the Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland, where he worked with Zbigniew Bujarski, Krystyna Moszumañska-Nazar, Wojciech Widłak, and Anna Zawadska-Gołosz. Concurrently, Philip is completing a Master of Accounting degree at Swinburne University.

Czaplowski's music incorporates a range of musical styles and materials so as to arrive at a synthesis that maximises expressive range. In particular his music is influenced by recent Eastern European trends.

Performers of Czaplowski's music include the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, the New York Miniaturist Ensemble, Orquestra Antunes Câmara, Australia Pro Arte, the Canberra Wind Soloists, the Chamber Strings of Melbourne, Geelong Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Soloists, Australia Felix, the Monash Festival Orchestra, Kazimierz Dawidek, Harry Sparnaay, Lisa Cella, Jeffrey Crellin, and many of Australia's leading musicians.

Philip Czaplowski's music has featured in a number of festivals including the Encuentros Festival Internacional (Brazil 1995), International Double-Reed Society Conference (Arizona 1998), Federation Music Week (Melbourne 2000), Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music (Belfast 2003), Szymanowski Festival 2003 (XXVI Dni Muzyki Karola Szymanowskiego, Poland), International Double-Reed Society Conference (Melbourne 2004), the Melbourne International Festival of Single Reeds (2005), and the Cortona Contemporary Music Festival (Tuscany, Italy 2006).

In addition to numerous Australian performances, Czaplowski's music has been performed in the USA, England, Poland, Austria, Holland, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Ireland, Romania, Italy and New Zealand, and his works have been broadcast by ABC Classic FM, ABC Radio National, 3MBS FM, and Radio Adelaide.

Biography provided by the composer — current to January 2007

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample Elegia : solo alto flute (2007) Commissioned by Carla Rees.

Analysis & Media

- Document: Momentum for orchestra

- Document: Concerto for oboe and strings

- Document: Biography of Philip Czaplowski