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Philip Czaplowski : Represented Artist

I write music out of necessity; it's my most direct form of communication. If "a picture is worth a thousand words", a piece of music is surely worth MANY thousands. Above all, music must have meaning...

Random Audio Sample: Elegies : solo B flat clarinet by Philip Czaplowski, from the CD Mosaics

Photo of Philip Czaplowski

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Artist website: http://www.czaplowski.com

Philip Czapłowski is a Polish Australian composer who lives in Melbourne.

He studied music at Melbourne and La Trobe Universities, before completing a PhD in music composition at Monash University from 2003 to 2007, during which time he also lectured in music theory. In 2005 Czapłowski also attended the Academy of Music in Kraków, Poland.

Performers of Czapłowski's music include the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, the New York Miniaturist Ensemble, Orquestra Antunes Câmara, Australia Pro Arte (now the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra), the Canberra Wind Soloists, the Chamber Strings of Melbourne, the Geelong Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Soloists, Australia Felix, and many other Australian and overseas musicians.

Czapłowski's music has featured in numerous 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), the Cortona Contemporary Music Festival (Tuscany, Italy 2006), Karhofest (Karho Island, Finland 2017), the 7th European Clarinet Festival (Porto, Portugal 2017), the International Festival of Kraków Composers (Kraków, Poland 2018), the 5th International Clarinet Festival (Lima, Peru 2019), the Elzbieta Chojnacka Festival (Tarnowskie Góry, Poland 2019), the Gorczycki Festiwal (Tarnowskie Góry, Poland 2020), the 5th Seminar of Contemporary Harpsichord Music 'Cembalo no limits' (Łódź, Poland 2022), and the 2nd International Low Flutes Festival (2022).

Philip Czaplowski — current to March 2023

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Lament for Antoniou : for solo flute (2020) Composed for Polish flautist Iwona Glinka.
Digital sheet music sample Three Preludes : for solo harpsichord (2019) Commissioned by Hanna Balcerzak.
emergence : for flute, viola and harp (2017) Commissioned by the International Festival of Kraków Composers
Elegia : solo alto flute (2007) Commissioned by Carla Rees.
Lavender mist : solo flute (2006) Commissioned by Cortona Contemporary Music Festival.
Concerto for clarinet and strings (clarinet with string orchestra) (2001) Commissioned by Australia Pro Arte.

Analysis & Media

- Document: Momentum for orchestra

- Document: Concerto for oboe and strings

- Document: Biography of Philip Czaplowski