Composer, pedagogue and publicist. Lecturer at the Academy of Music in Cracow.
He was born on 29th of July 1974 in Golub-Dobrzyń. Between 1993 and 1998, Jabłoński studied Composition at the Academy of Music in Krakow under Marek Stachowski and graduated with a distinction. Since 1998 he has been teaching theory of music at his alma mater, becoming adjunct professor of musical arts in 2004. In 2002 he obtained a PhD and in June 2012 – a habilitation degree. He cooperates with PWM Edition.
Jabłoński fine-tuned his skills by participating in a range of international courses such as the Young Composers’ Meeting in Apeldoorn, Netherlands in 1997 (under Rodney Sherman, Robert Platz and Louis Andriessen). Additionally, in 1997 he took part in the Sommerkurse für Neue und Computermusik in Stuttgart, Germany, and at the International Summer Courses in Composition in Radziejowice, Poland (under Peter-Michael Hamel, Alejandro Iglesias Rossi, Paul Patterson). In 1998, he participated in the Buckower Sommerwerkstatt in Buckow, Germany, and in 2006 took a course led by Helmut Lachenmann and Georges Aperghis in Darmstadt, Germany.
He has worked with many Polish orchestras: the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra and Choir of the Warsaw National Philharmonic, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Warsaw, the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra in Tychy, the Amadeus Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra, the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Silesian Opera in Bytom, the Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Krakow, and the Tarnow Chamber Orchestra. Moreover, he has cooperated with a range of conductors, including: Tomasz Bugaj, Wojciech Czepiel, Agnieszka Duczmal, Michał Dworzyński, Przemysław Fiugajski, Marek Moś, Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski, Paweł Przytocki, Tomasz Tokarczyk, Maciej Tworek, Piotr Warzecha, Antoni Wit, Sławek A. Wróblewski, and José Maria Florêncio Junior. Jabłoński has also worked with several chamber orchestras, such as Kwartludium, Ensemble Nordlys, Das Neue Ensemble, Lutoslawski Piano Duo, and with various artists: Paweł Cieślak, Anna Ciuła-Pehlken, Bartosz Gaudyn, Udo Grimmem, Jan Kalinowski, Barbara Krzekotowska, Jarosław Malanowicz, Christine Michaela Pryn, Andrzej Rzymkowski, Marian Sobula, Marek Szlezer.
Jabłoński’s compositions have been performed in Poland (during the Days of Krakow Composers, Warsaw Autumn, Poznań Music Spring, Musica Polonica Nova in Wrocław, Festival of Premieres in Katowice and Audio Art Festival in Cracow), as well as in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Slovakia.
As the laureate of several composition contests, he received a distinction in 1995 for Psalm 138 for soprano and string orchestra (1994), and in 1996 he took second place (where no overall winner was chosen) for Psalm 23 for soprano and string orchestra (1995) at the Adam Didur Composition Contest in Sanok. In 1997, he placed third for his Enchanted Garden for orchestra (1997) at the Ryszard Bukowski Contest, and in 2009 he received a distinction for Log-orrhoea for computer (2008) at the composition contest organised by the Sound Screen festival in Bydgoszcz.
Jabłoński is also involved in promoting music among children and adolescents (by organising auditions in schools) and in journalism: among others, he cooperates with 'Glissando' and 'Ruch Muzyczny' (The Music Movement) magazines as well as with 'Tygodnik Powszechny' (The Catholic Weekly) and Biweekly.pl. He co-authored The Guide to Concert Music (PWM 2003/2004) and wrote close to 50 entries for PWM Encyclopaedia of Music.
Together with Ewa Trębacz and Andrzej Bonarek, Jabłoński founded the Apeiron Art Association (1998). He has been also a member of the Polish Composers' Association since 2006.
Author: Małgorzata Kosińska, Polish Music Information Centre, Polish Composers’ Union, October 2003; updated: June, 2016, AG.
Translation: Ewa Bianka Zubek, 01/10/2013