Daegu Concert House in the Republic of Korea hosted the world premiere of Marcel Chyrzyński's composition titled Donghwasa.
The concert took place on 23rd March 2017. The composition Donghwasa for violin, sanjo gayageum and piano was ordered by Yoori Kim, Artistic Director of the Modern Ensemble. The piece was performed by Korean musicians: Jihay Kim (violin), Yunsuk Eom (sanjo gayageum) and Hyojin Chung (piano). Moreover, on 21st March 2017 Marcel Chyrzyński delivered a lecture titled 'Reflection No. 4, Donghwasa and Ukiyo-e No.3 – from inspiration to realization' and conducted master classes for students of the composition department at the Inje University in Gimhae. The partner of the project was Culture.pl.
Marcel Chyrzyński obtained his Master's degree (with distinction) from the Academy of Music in Kraków in 1995, where he studied composition with Prof. Marek Stachowski, orchestration with Prof. Krzysztof Penderecki and computer music with Marek Chołoniewski, Richard Boulanger, Cindy McTee and Rodney Oaks. Since 1994 he has worked as a lecturer (since 2010 as an associated professor) at the Academy of Music in Kraków in the Departament of Composition, Conducting and Theory of Music. In 1998 he was awarded a doctorate in composition, and the habilitation in 2010. Since 2014 he has been a director of the Institute of Composition, Conducting and Music Theory. He was a guest lecturer at numerous music schools and universities, including the Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico – Escuela National de Musica in Mexico City, the University of Pretoria – Department of Music in Pretoria, the Yeungnam University in Daegu (South Korea) and during the Composer Workshop in Takefu (Japan).
Marcel Chyrzyński has won many composers' awards and citations, including citation in the Composers' Competition organised by Polish Radio in Warsaw (1996) and 1st prize in the Tadeusz Baird Composition Competition for Young Composers in Warsaw (1997). His works have been performed at numerous concerts and festivals both in Poland and abroad, including the International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn (1996), the Internationale Studienwoche für zeitgenössiche Musik in Hamburg (1995), FIU Music Festival in Miami (2000), Musica Nova Festival in Helsinki (2000), 2nd Festival of World Premiere in Katowice (2007), Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival in Canterbury (2009), ZXZW Festival in Tilburg in the Netherlands (2007, 2010), 26th Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival in South Korea (2016) and 27th Takefu International Music Festival in Japan (2016). His composition Extended Perception of Echo for Strings represented Polish contemporary music at the International Fair Midem Classique 2000 in Cannes.