B i o g r a p h y
Grzegorz Miśkiewicz was born in Jordanów (Poland). From 1984 to 1988 he studied in the organ class under the direction of Prof. Zbigniew Indyk at the High School of Music in Krakow. Between 1989 and 1992 he continued his studies at the Liturgical Institute by the Faculty of Theology at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow. He also graduated with honors from the Faculty of History at the same university. Presently Grzegorz Miśkiewicz is a doctor of humanities. He defended his doctoral dissertation under the title "The Greek musical ethos and its influence on the conception of church singing in the first centuries of Christianity." This year was published a book by this author under the same title.
World and European premieres of works of Grzegorz Miśkiewicz:
“De profundis”, a cappella choir (SATB), November 8, 2012, USA, Louisville, New Music Festival. Performed by The Cardinal Singers, conductor: Kent Hatteberg
“De profundis”, choir and string orchestra, October 12, 2013, Holland, Utrecht, Stichting Ars Musica and Begeleidingsorkest, conductor: Patrick van der Linden.
“Crux fidelis”, a cappella choir (SATB), November 9, 2014, USA, Louisville, New Misuc Festival. Perform by The Cardinal Singers, conductor: Kent Hatteberg.
Grzegorz Miśkiewicz received the following awards in composition contests: 2007 – honorable mention for Panis angelicus for a cappella mixed choir in the Nationwide Composers Competition for Eucharistic Motet in Warsaw; 2008 – honorable mention for Venite exultemus Domino for a cappella women's choir in the Nationwide a Cappella Choral Song Composers Competition in Legnica; 2009 – honorable mention for Laudate Dominium psalm for a cappella women's choir in the same contest; 2009 – the second prize for Missa brevis for mixed choir a cappella in the IV Nationwide Composers Competition for Liturgical Choral Song in Bydgoszcz; 2010 - the first prize for Miserere mei, Deus for mixed choir a cappella in the V Nationwide Composers Competition for Choral Passion Song in Bydgoszcz; 2011 – the third prize for Confitemini Domino, Gaudeamus Omnes in Domino i Vidi aquam in the International Composers Competition Within The Musica Religiosa Olomunc Festival Czech Republic; 2012 – the third prize in the V Nationwide Composers Competition for Choral Passion Song in Bydgoszcz for De profundis.