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Michał Ziółkowski is a Polish composer who has been interested in music since the age of 15. At that time, he began taking piano lessons and began to learn music theory and harmony as an autodidact. His first compositions are little piano pieces, which has been performed occasionally by the composer himself.

At the age of 19 he started his first studies — Music Education in Rzeszów, Poland, — and spent a lot of time singing in choirs that performed various musical styles, from classical and romantic to modern contemporary.

Later, he also managed to write his own first choral piece A Dream Within A Dream based on the poem by Edgar Allan Poe. (This piece waited 2 years for performance). In 2012 he moved to Wrocław and began studying composition at the Academy of Music.

He is also the winner of the 10th International Composers Competition MUISCA SACRA in Koln for the piece Agnus Dei. Apart from choral music he also writes pieces for symphony orchestra and chamber ensembles.


Agnus DeiVoicing: SSATBB  Solo(s): Soprano  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 4:30  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Ordinary of the Mass  Language: English, Latin  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Advent, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Memorial Services, Passiontide  Descriptive Terms: Change, Hope, Prayer, Sadness  First Performance: Oct 05, 2014: Polish Chamber Choir, Jan Łukaszewski, Brauweiler, Koln, Germany Text Setting Source for Scores (P:E 252/254)
Dream Within a DreamVoicing: SATB  Solo(s): Soprano  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 4:40  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Edgar Allan Poe  Language: English  Descriptive Terms: From Afar, Melancholy, Poe, Story  First Performance: Nov 23, 2012: Rondo Voice Ensemble, Małgorzata Podzielny, Academy od Music, Wrocław, Poland Text Setting Source for Scores (P:E 252/255)
Evening StarVoicing: SSAATBB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 5:04  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Edgar Allan Poe  Language: English  Descriptive Terms: Distant, Edgar Allan Poe, Melancholy  First Performance: Nov 30, 2013: Rondo Voice Ensemble, Małgorzata Podzielny, Academy od Music, Wrocław, Poland Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 252/253)
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