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Jaroslaw Golembiowski

OccupationComposer, Conductor, Performer, Teacher

Composer Jaroslaw Golembiowski was born in Poland in 1958. He holds two Master of Arts degrees: in Music Education, and Music Theory, Conducting and Composition (with composition studies under Zygmunt Herembeszta) from Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw, Poland.

In 1986 he became a resident of Chicago and established his piano studio. His first published work Candlelight appears in Colorful Keyboard Classics-volume 2 published by The Spectrum Music Press. The first book Piano Games was dedicated to his students. In 1988, Golembiowski completed 1st String Quartet commissioned by the Kosciuszko Foundation for the Penderecki String Quartet. Since then, many soloists and ensembles have regularly performed his music.

In addition to composing and teaching, Golembiowski has been invited on several occasions to give lectures about Polish music and composing techniques.

Golembiowski's creativity shows a great variety of musical techniques, and reflects his lifetime of focused study. His music (organized in over 100 opuses) has been inspired by common and extraordinary events; that reach a universal audience.

He has received grants from the American Composers Forum the Margaret Fairbanks Jory Coping Assistance Program, the Polish National Alliance, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Polish Minister of Culture. For many years he receives ASCAP PLUS Annual Award (including 2010).

He has been an active member of The American Society of Composers and Publishers, The Chicago Composers Forum, The Polish Arts Club of Chicago, the Chicago Area Music Teachers Association and the National Association of Composers, Texas Chapter. For many years, as a member of the Music Committee of the American Council for Polish Culture, he has helped to organize annual concerts and the Marcella Sembrich-Kochanska Vocal Competition. In 2004 in order to promote more effectively Polish and American music he founded The Chicago Chopin Society. 2010 honoring the 200 birthday of Chopin marked the 6th Festival with 7 concerts organized by Chicago Chopin Society.

In 2008 he was accepted as a member of The Polish Composers Society. In 2010 he was admitted as a doctoral candidate in music composition to the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. 2011 marks the publishing his Music for Hours, collection of 24 pieces for piano solo. He is working currently on his 4th Symphony.

Jaroslaw Golembiowski