The final concert of the 26th Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival in South Korea featured the composition by Marcel Chyrzyński.
Marcel Chyrzyński visited Daegu at the invitation of the director of the Daegu Contemporary Music Festival. During the Festival's final concert held on 24th June 2016, outstanding German flutist Erik Drescher accompanied by the Daegu Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Korean conductor Joung Ki Min performed Chyrzyński's piece Ukiyo-e No. 2 – concert for flute and orchestra. Additionally, as part of the Festival's accompanying events, on 23rd June at Daegu City Hall Marcel Chyrzyński delivered a lecture entitled Marcel Chyrzyński's Internal Aspect.
Marcel Chyrzyński received his doctorate at the Academy of Music in Kraków. He perfected his compositional technique on many composition courses in Austria, Białystok and Stuttgart, where he studied under such composers as Paul Paterson, Sylvano Bussotti, Claude Lefebvre, Joji Yuasa, Bogusław Schaeffer, Lidia Zielińska and Hanna Kulenty.
Chyrzyński was awarded in many competitions both in Poland and abroad, including the Musica Sacra National Composition Competition in Warsaw, the Tadeusz Baird Young Composers Competition in Warsaw and the Polish Radio Programme 2 Composition Competition in Warsaw. Chyrzyński's works have been performed at many festivals, including the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music, Festival International de Musique en Catalogne in Ceret, France and UltraSchall Festival für Neue Musik in Berlin, Germany.
The project was supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the programme Polish Culture in the World.
Written by EP, translated by AW, 20 Jun 2016