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Rafał Augustyn

Rafał Augustyn

Rafał Augustyn

*28 VIII 1951 Wrocław

Composer, music critic and Polish philologist. Between 1971 and 1974he studied composition with Ryszard Bukowski in the High School of Music in Wrocław and afterwards between 1975 and 1978 with Henryk Mikołaj Górecki in High School of Music in Katowice. 

At the same time he studied Polish philology at the University in Wrocław and since 1973 he has been working in the Institute of Polish Philology there. Between 1979 and 1980 he taught Polish language at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages.

He was given scholarships by Stichting Eduard von Beinum, Foundation Acanthes, MacDowell Foundation, Salzburg Seminar, Stiftung Kulturfonds. Laureate of several composition competitions. In 2005 he was awarded the special prize of the Polish Composers' Union "for extraordinary composing achievements".

His compositions have been performer on many prestigious festivals in Europe, America and Far East.

He is not only a composer but also a music critic publishing articles in journals and in Polish Radio and Television.


 

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