Kaczmarek's Music Tours Europe

Jan Kaczmarek

J.A.P Kaczmarek, one of the world's most recognised film composers and an Academy Award winner for the film 'Finding Neverland', tours a series of concerts in select venues across Europe

Jan Kaczmarek, a composer, recording artist and touring musician, found his first successes in the US theatre scene, in productions such as 'Tis Pity She's a Whore' and theatres such as Chicago's Goodman Theatre and Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum, winning an Obie and Drama Desk Award along the way. His first compositions, however, were for the highly politicized underground theatre and for the hugely successful "Orchestra of the Eighth Day" which he formed after working with legendary Polish theatre practitioner, Jerzy Grotowski. The orchestra went on to perform at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the VPRO Radio International Contemporary Music Festival in Amsterdam, the Venice Biennale, and the International Music Festival in Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia.

In January 2005 Kaczmarek was awarded an Oscar for Best Original Score for Marc Forster's "Finding Neverland", also receiving a Golden Globe nomination. His notable film work includes "Unfaithful" (starring Richard Gere, Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez), "Evening" (a love story starring Vanessa Redgrave, Natasha Richardson, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close and Hugh Dancy) "The Visitor" (a film about immigration post- 9/11), "Get Low" (with Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray) and period piece "Washington Square", directed by Agnieszka Holland.

In 2010 the composer opened his own European film institute- "Instytut Rozbitek" (inspired by the Sundance Institute) dedicated to the development of new work in the areas of film, theatre, music and new media. To date, Kaczmarek has written scores for over fifty films and documentaries.

The concert's repertoire was specially chosen by the composer to reflect the given performance region and the concert features special multimedia projections linked to Kaczmarek's works.

For more information, see:



Date: 26th of October, 2011 (8pm)
Venue: Notre Dame de la Chapelle Cathedral, Brussels
Organised by: Instytut Rozbitek, The Association Femmes d’Europe a.i.s.b.l
Project cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Source: Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Facebook Twitter Reddit Share
envelope culture

Did you like our article? English newsletter here

Sign up for newsletter

  • 0 subscribers
  • In accordance with the law from August 29, 1997, relating to the protection of personal data (consolidated text, Journal of Laws, 2002, no. 101, Item 926), I am hereby giving my formal consent to the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, located at 25 Mokotowska Street in Warsaw (00-560), to process my personal data.
  • Email Marketingby GetResponse
Zobacz także:
Zandari - plakat

Thanks to the initiative of Culture.pl, for the second time Polish bands under the brand "Don't Panic! We're From Poland" will take part in the Zandari Festa - South Korea's largest music showcase festival held in Seoul. This time, Polish musicians will also debut at the music industry conference MU:CON. Read more »

Poland is a landlocked Eastern European country somewhere in the polar circle. It is a former member of the USSR inhabited by Russian speakers...or is it? Have a look at these six real-life misconceptions about Poland and don’t hesitate to share those you've heard! Read more »

Wuzhen Theatre Festival - logo

18 Shifo Nan Lu
Wuzhen, China

Read more »

Five Polish films are on the programme of the 59th BFI London Film Festival. Three of them will participate in prestigious competitions: 11 Minutes by Jerzy Skolimowski, The Here After by Magnus von Horn, and Something Better to Come by Hanna Polak. Read more »

A frame from 11 minutes - directed by  Jerzy Skolimowskie, 2015. On the photo: Wojciech Mecwaldowski, photo: Robert Jaworski / Kino Świat

The form of Jerzy Skolimowski's 11 Minutes is impressive but its banality is disenchanting. It just the shell of a film, effective yet empty.Read more »

Andrzej Chyra, Paweł Mykietyn and Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk. Photo: Agata Schreyner / Malta Festival press materials

The international jury has recognised the 12 most trend-setting European festivals of 2015 from a pool of 760 festivals from 31 countries. One of those awarded was Malta Festival in Poznań. Read more »

Śląsk Group performing a “zbójnicki” dance. Photo: Jan Morek / Forum

From salon gavotte, to a casual oberek and the noble polonaise. The history of Polish dances – traditional, old and national – is now being covered in detail on a new cultural website. Read more »