|MARIAN BORKOWSKI - composer, musicologist, pianist, teacher and animateur of musical life, was born in 1934 in Pabianice (Poland). He studied composition with Kazimierz Sikorski and piano with Jan Ekier and Natalia Hornowska at the Academy of Music in Warsaw (1959-1965; Master of Arts in 1965). At the same time he studied musicology at Warsaw University under Józef M. Chominski (Master of Musicology in 1966). In the years 1966-1968, thanks to a French Government grant, he continued postgraduate studies in composition with Nadia Boulanger and Olivier Messiaen at the Paris Conservatory and with Iannis Xenakis at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, and in musicology under Jacques Chailley and Barry S. Brook at the Paris University (Sorbonne). Simultaneously, he studied philosophy with Jean Hyppolite and Jules Vuillemin at the Sorbonne and the Collège de France. He participated in the International Courses of New Music in Darmstadt (1972, 1974) and in the courses given by Gyorgy Ligeti, Iannis Xenakis, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Franco Donatoni at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena (1973, 1975; Diploma di Merito). He has been on the faculty of the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw since 1968, as lecturer (1968-1971), assistant professor (1971-1976), associate professor (1976-1989), full professor (since 1989); deputy dean of the Faculty of Composition, Conducting and Music Theory (1975-1978), Vice-Rector of the Academy (1978-1981, 1987-1990), head of the Chair of Music Theory (1993-1999), dean of the Faculty of Composition, Conducting and Music Theory (1996— 1999), organizer and director of the Postgraduate Studies in Music Theory (1998-), head of the Chair of Composition (1999-2004), organizer and director of the Postgraduate Studies in Composition (2000-). Since 1989 he has also held visiting professorships in composition and has served as guest artist at Concordia University, Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec (Quebec-City), the University of Montreal, the National Conservatory of Music in Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris), the Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Siena), the University of Kansas (Lawrence), the University of Southern California (Los Angeles), San Francisco State University, Eastman School of Music (Rochester), Georgia State University (Atlanta), Tulane University of Louisiana (New Orleans), the University of North Texas (Denton), Bowling Green State University, Shenandoah University (Winchester), the University of Charleston, Rice University (Houston), the University of Miami, William Paterson University of New Jersey (Wayne), Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory (Berea, Ohio), Southwest Missouri State University (Springfield, U.S.A.), Hanyang University (Seoul), Seoul Conservatory of Music, Keimyung University (Taegu), Catholic University of Taegu-Hyosung, Korean National University of Arts (Seoul) and the University of Suwon in Korea. He has educated several dozen Polish composers and has also offered instruction to many foreign undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students from Belgium, Canada, Chile, Italy, Paraguay, South Korea, Great Britain and the United States. His students and graduates have won over 250 awards and honourable mentions at national and international composers' competitions. He has given lectures and masterclasses in Amsterdam, Belgrade, Breaza, Bucharest, Cleveland, Cluj, Esztergom, Klagenfurt, Kwangju, Lyon, Mexico-City, Montreal, Moscow, Paris, Quebec-City, Seoul, Siena, Taegu, Tashkent, Vienna and Olsztyn). His compositions have been performed in concerts in 25 European countries as well as in Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Iran, Jamaica, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, South Korea and USA, as well as at over 80 festivals, including those in Aix-en-Provence, Berlin, Bilbao, Darmstadt, Geneva, Kwangju, Lisbon, Los Angeles, Lviv, Madrid, Metz, Mexico-City, Munich, Paris, Pusan, Salzburg, Seoul, St. Petersburg, Taegu, Utrecht, Viitasaari, Warsaw and Witten. Many of his compositions were recorded for radio and television in more than 20 countries. His
discography includes over 40 LPs and CDs on such labels as Acte Préalable, DUX, Global Sound Media (Seoul), GM Records, MTJ, Muza, Olympia (London), Polonia Records, ProViva Intersound (Munich), Sound-Pol and Veriton. Marian Borkowski has given piano recitals in Poland, France, Italy, Canada, South Korea, U.S.A., Austria and Russia.