Włodek Pawlik Biography (Wikipedia)
Włodek Pawlik, Włodzimierz Pawlik (born 4 October 1958 in Kielce) is a Polish composer and jazz pianist. On 26 January 2014, he became the first Polish jazz musician to receive a Grammy Award, having won in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category with his album Night in Calisia, recorded with Randy Brecker and the Kalisz Philharmonic Orchestra., released in the USA by Summit Records.
He is a graduate of the F. Chopin University of Music in the piano class of Barbara Hesse-Bukowska. He also studied jazz at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg.
He is a laureate of Grand Prix of the International Jazz Contest in Dunkirk (1984 France) and the second prize at the International Jazz Composition Contest in Monaco (1989), among others. Apart from jazz, his artistic output includes film soundtracks, orchestral works, 2 piano concertos, ballet music, opera, cantata and theatre music. He is an author of soundtracks for a number of acclaimed films, such as “Crows” ("Wrony") and "Pora umierać" by Dorota Kędzierzawska, “Reverse” ("Rewers") by Borys Lankosz (awarded with the “Złote Lwy (“Golden Lions”) at the 34th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia and with the “Orły” (“Eagles”) by the Polish Film Academy in 2010, both for the Best Original Score of the Year.
Włodek Pawlik Tracks