Dominik Karski : Represented Artist
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Artist website: http://www.instantencore.com/dominikkarski
Dominik Karski's music has been performed in Europe, USA, and Australia: recent highlights include a substantial exposition of his work by ELISION at the 50th Warsaw Autumn Festival (September 2007), in concerts throughout Australia in 2008/2007, and at the 2006 Huddersfield Festival. Also of significance was the performance of inward by Ensemble SurPlus in July 2005, as part of the International Master Class for Young Composers at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. He has participated in the ISCM World New Music Days Trans-it 2004 in Switzerland, Gaudeamus Music Week in Amsterdam in 2002 (honourable mention) and 2003, the 2001 Panufnik Competition in Kraków (1st prize), and Nouvel Ensemble Moderne's FORUM 2000 and the 2001 Rencontres de musique nouvelle in Canada.
Karski's music has been recognized in Australia through awards such as the 2003 Albert H. Maggs Composition Award (The University of Melbourne) and the 1998 ABC Young Composers' Award, as well as performances by leading musicians such as violinist Elizabeth Sellars, percussionists Peter Neville and Claire Edwardes, cellist Geoffrey Gartner, flautist Kathleen Gallagher, and ensembles ELISION, Libra and Offspring. Dominik Karski studied Composition in Perth and Brisbane with composers Brian Howard and Steven Cronin. Recently he completed a PhD in Composition at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Brenton Broadstock and Michael Christoforidis, also having studied at Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien (Austria) under the mentorship of Chaya Czernowin in 2006/2007.
His music is focused essentially on the search for new sound-structures and musical experiences through the exploration of the physicality of performance. His approach is directed at the quality of sound itself, through focusing on the player-instrument relationship as the primary source of the musical substance. Significant recent projects include a major work for flute soloist and ensemble pre-seed commissioned by flautist Richard Craig and supported with a stipend awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Warsaw, Poland). A solo work entitled Superb Imposition for Paetzold contrabass recorder commissioned by Anna Petrini with support from Kulturkontakt Nord, Sweden was premiered at the 2011 Musica Electronica Nova in Wrocław and is due to be released on CD by dB Productions label in Sweden. The composer's most recent project is a piece entitled Veiled Voice for two flautists, written for Flute o'clock, a Warsaw-based flute duo.
Dominik Karski — current to June 2012
Awards & Prizes
|2003||Albert H Maggs Composition Award||First Prize|
|Superb imposition : for Paetzold contrabass recorder (2010)||Commissioned with support from Kulturkontakt Nord, Sweden|
|Gates of the irrational : bass voice with piano (2007)||Commissioned by Theater Kempten, Germany|
|OverFlow : for oboe, trumpet/piccolo trumpet, trombone and percussion (2006)||Commissioned by Elision Ensemble.|
|The source within : for piano soloist and three instrumental groups (2006)||Commissioned by Elision Ensemble.|
|RiverBed : for flute, guitar, harp and violin (2006)||Commissioned by Elision Ensemble.|
|Streams within : large chamber ensemble (2003)||Commissioned by Libra Ensemble.|
Analysis & Media
- Program note: Raindrop (1997)
- Review: The Song Company Viewing 30 May 1999
- Program note: Where Once Narcissus Died... for harp solo (1998)