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Golembiowski, Jaroslaw

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Jaroslaw Golembiowski born in Bielsko-Biala, Poland on February 10, 1958, is a composer, pianist and educator. He holds two Master of Art degrees: in Music Education, as well as in Music Theory, Conducting, and Composition (with studies under Zygmunt Herembeszta) from the Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw, Poland. Many of his compositions have been performed publicly in Poland, among others during the International Festival of Contemporary Music "Warsaw Autumn," (1985) the Day of New Music in Wroclaw (1985), and concerts of new music organized by the Young Composers Association. In 1986 he became a resident of Chicago and established his piano studio. In the same year he recorded an electronic composition In Memoriam of Carino Op. 27, for the opening of the Dome Gallery in New York City. Returning to Chicago he was commissioned to write a piece for The Lira Singers women's choir, Primavera (1987). The same year he wrote incidental music for the play, Sylvan Happening by B. Lesmian preformed at the international conference. The following year Jaroslaw Golembiowski composed and recorded his piano music Walking through Chicago and Ars Amandi. In 1988 The Kosciuszko Foundation commissioned String Quartet performed by the Penderecki String Quartet at the Copernicus Civic Center in Chicago. 1989 brought a new cycle of songs entitled Reflections for the Stage. The same year Toccata Trionfale was commissioned and performed by the Chicago Chamber Orchestra at the Cathedral of St. James. 1990 was busy and very fruitful with new compositions. The most prestigious concerts were for the pope John Paul II with children's theater group "Thirteen" and solo recital for the Primer Minister of Poland Tadeusz Mazowiecki at the Polish Museum of America. Among numerous new works were:

Homage to Paderewski, commissioned by Polonus Philatelic Society, Cry, Reflection and Hope for violin and piano Blues, Space-Time Vibrations for two pianos, "Sonata" for cello, and his Symphony Number 1. In 1993 he completed the commission work Piano Games 1. 1994 marked the Publication of Candlelight in Colorful Keyboard Classics - volume 2 by The Spectrum Music Press. The most important premieres that year were Zdrowas Mario, (1994) written to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Warsaw Uprising, and The Oxygenating Garden performed with soprano Jolanta Kolodziejski and the Chicago Civic Orchestra. He has been a member of A.S.C.A.P. for the last ten years and in 1995 registered The Jaroslaw Golembiowski Music Publishing Co. The first book "Piano Games" launched that event. In 1996 Naperville Chamber Orchestra premiered Epitaph for violin and string orchestra. Recently he finished a Sonata for piano solo, a Piano Concerto and a commission from the Polish American Congress, illinois Division in Celebration of October - Polish Heritage Month 1999 and in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Death of Frederick Chopin. This year he has completed the "Millennial Polonaise" commissioned by the Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra of Chicago and the Polish Arts CIub of Chicago. The composition premiered 2001 at the Copernicus Cultural Center in Chicago.

From: Resume (2008)