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Igor Jankowski (born November 23, 1983 in Minsk, Belarus) – Polish-Belarusian composer, teacher and music activist.
He studied composition with Dmitry Smolski at the Belarusian State Academy of Music in Minsk (BA, 2006-2009) by Marek Jasiński and Marian Borkowski at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz (MA, 2009-2011). Then under the supervision of Marian Borkowski at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (doctorate, 2011-2014). He also studied conducting in the class of Włodzimierz Czernikow and playing the accordion by Nikolai Bujanov at the National Music College named after M. Glinka in Minsk (1999-2003).
He is also the founder and artistic director of the Belarusian Culture Festival in Pomerania and from January 18, 2016, he is the president of the Foundation for Artistic Development and International Cooperation MSM UNICUM. In December 2018, the SOLITON publishing house in Sopot released Igor Jankowski's album QVO VADIS, containing 11 songs. On November 27, 2019, he was awarded the title of "Honorary Volunteer of Pomeranian Hospitals" by the President of the Management Board of Pomeranian Hospitals, Jolanta Sobierańska-Grenda.
Musicianship and influence
Almost all of the pieces Igor wrote were performed in public in various cities of Eastern and Western Europe (over 150 performances). He describes his musical language as neotonic. Igor Jankowski owes an important role in shaping his creative personality to his three professors: Dmitry Smolski, Marek Jasiński and Marian Borkowski. In 2011, Jankowski's first album, A New Size Of Old Traditions, was released by the Belarusian music publisher VIGMA, and in November 2012 he became a member of the Polish Composers' Union (Warsaw Department).
Scholarships and awards
- Granting a "scholarship for culture creators" by the Marshal's Office of the Pomorskie Voivodeship (March 5, 2019),..
- Obtaining the nomination of the Editorial Board of Dziennik Bałtycki for the title of "PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2018" in the Culture category (January 15, 2019),
- Nomination for the Certificate of Promotion of Lębork Region in 2018 in the "Personality" category (March 27, 2018),
- Granting a Creativity Scholarship by the Creative Support Fund at the ZAiKS Authors' Association (30 June 2016),
- Honorable Mention at the National Competition for Composers "Don Bosco" for the song "Miejcie wiarę" (June 19, 2016),
- Granting a grant for an original artistic project by the Commission for granting and research funding of development work and related tasks for the development of young scientists (Warsaw, 2012),
- Awarding a Creativity Scholarship by the Creativity Support Fund at the ZAiKS Authors' Association (Warsaw, 2012),
- Rector's scholarship for the best PhD students of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (Warsaw, 2011/2012),
- Victory in the National Competition for the bugle call of the city of Bobolice. By the decision of the City Council, the composition selected by the competition committee was adopted as the obligatory bugle call of the city of Bobolice and entered into the city statute (Bobolice, 2012),
- Award of the Polish Government Scholarship by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for doctoral studies in musical composition at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (Warsaw, 2011),
- Honorable mention at the Tadeusz Ochlewski National Composers' Competition (Krakow, 2010),
- Award of the National Scholarship of the Government of the Republic of Poland by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for the second year of supplementary master's studies at the Academy of Music of Feliks Nowowiejski in Bydgoszcz (Warsaw, 2010),
- Nomination of the cantata Mysterium Fidei by the president of the Union of Belarusian Composers, prof. Igor Łuczenka for the cash prize of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk, 2010),
- Diploma for creativity at the 9th International Competition for Composers J. Siemieniako (Brest, 2007),
- First place at the National Composers' Competition devoted to the 115th anniversary of M. Bogdanowicz's birth (Minsk, 2006).
- From August 1, 2019, he was appointed the director of the Polish branch of School Stars,
- Organizing the VII Festival of Belarusian Culture in Pomerania on April 23 - May 1, 2019. The festival featured acrobats and gymnasts from the Olympic Reserve School in Minsk, Show-Ballet Sensacja Dance Studio from Witebsk, soloists Paweł Kozicz from Minsk, Monika Miedzianowska from Rotterdam (Holland) and Aleksander Minionok from Witebsk, Schola from the YAMAHA Music School in Wejherowo, TARAN TRIO from Minsk and a trio from the FLIC Dance Studio in Lębork. The festival concerts were held in 8 cities in Pomerania (Starogard Gdański, Gdańsk, Malbork, Łęczyce, Rumia, Żukowo, Gniewino, Żelistrzewo) under the honorary patronage of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Republic of Poland,
- Organizing the VI Festival of Belarusian Culture in Pomerania on July 20-29, 2018. The festival featured the Jegora Dorożka's rock band from Minsk, Studio Dance Show-Ballet Sensacja from Witebsk, soloists Paweł Kozicz and Daria Chmielnickaja from Minsk, Samira Gołąbek and Marta Byczk from Wejherowo, Jaśmina Wenta from Kołobrzeg, Aleksandra Metera and Zuzanna Elendt from Lębork, Julia Sowa from Gdynia. The festival concerts took place in eight cities (Lębork, Gniewino, Rumia, Starogard Gdański, Bożepole Wielkie, Malbork, Maszewo Lęborskie and Żukowo) under the official patronage of the Consulate General of the Republic of Belarus in Gdańsk,
- Organization of the 5th jubilee Festival of Belarusian Culture in Pomerania with the participation of artists from Belarus and Poland (April 25 - May 1, 2017),
- Organization of the arrival of the Symphony Orchestra of the State University of Culture and Art in Minsk as part of the 4th Festival of Belarusian Culture in Pomerania. According to the program, the orchestra performed 6 concerts in various cities of the Pomeranian Voivodeship and organized symphonic workshops for children (April 6-11, 2016),
- Organization of the arrival of the State People's Choir M.K. Ogiński from Smargoń (Republic of Belarus) in cooperation with the organizers of the 49th International Organ Festival in Koszalin. According to the program, the orchestra played 10 concerts in various coastal cities of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship (August 6-16, 2015),
- Organization of the arrival of the Balalaika Orchestra of the State University of Culture and Art in Minsk as part of the 3rd Festival of Belarusian Culture in Pomerania, co-organized with the Commune of Wejherowo. According to the program, the orchestra performed 8 concerts in various cities of the Pomeranian Voivodeship (May 9-16, 2015),
- Organization of the arrival of the Balalaika Orchestra of the State University of Culture and Art in Minsk in cooperation with the organizers of the 48th International Organ Festival in Koszalin. According to the program, the orchestra played 9 concerts in various coastal cities of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship (August 1-9, 2014),
- Organization of the arrival of the State Young Talent Orchestra (symphonic) and the State Cymbal Orchestra from Minsk as part of the 2nd Belarussian Culture Festival in Pomerania, co-organized with the Wejherowo Commune. According to the program, the orchestras played 9 concerts in various coastal cities of the Pomeranian Voivodeship (April 24-May 3, 2014),
- Organizer of the Days of Borderland Culture in Pomerania in cooperation with the Minsk branch of the Union of Poles in Belarus (January 4-7, 2014),
- Organization of the arrival of the National Youth Cymbal Orchestra from Minsk in cooperation with the organizers of the 47th International Organ Festival in Koszalin. According to the program, the orchestra played 9 concerts in various coastal cities of the Westpomeranian Region (August 7-16, 2013),
- Organizer and artistic director of the 1st Festival of Belarusian Culture in Pomerania (April 7–13, 2013),
- Organization of the arrival of the State Orchestra of Young Talents of the Republic of Belarus in cooperation with the organizers of the 46th International Organ Festival in Koszalin. According to the program, the orchestra played 10 concerts in various coastal cities of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship (August 7-16, 2012),
- Organization of "Evenings of Borderland Culture" in Koszalin with the participation of folk groups belonging to the Union of Poles in Belarus (July 8–10, 2011, November 26–28, 2010),
- Organization of a charity concert for Polish flood victims with the participation of the famous accordionist-virtuoso Vlad Pligovka, which took place in the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Koszalin (October 9, 2010).
- Two pastorals for the male band (2005)
- Poem for flute and piano (2006)
- Variations for violin and piano (2006)
- Zachód słońca for a cappella mixed choir to poems by M. Bogdanowicz (2006)
- Nokturn for a piano(2006)
- Prelude and grotesque for a piano (2006)
- Jesienna minutka for a piano (2006)
- Triptych for children for a piano (2006)
- Ekspromt for a accordion (2006)
- Bogurodzico musical illustration to history for clarinet, trombone, piano and cello (2007)
- Triptych to the poems by Jakub Kołos for mixed choir a cappella (2007)
- Pasja Chrystusa for solo organ (2007)
- Pop and classic reflection for a string quartet (2008)
- Suite for a cappella mixed choir in four movements to poems by Taras Shevchenko (2008)
- Carol diptych for mixed choir a cappella set to folk texts (2008)
- Z lasu, lasu ciemnego, variations on the theme of the Russian folk song for piano (2008)
- Niemen to the poems by Jakub Kołos for tenor and orchestra of folk instruments (2008)
- Istlewajut zwuki w efirie for soprano and string quartet to poems by A. Akhmatova (2008)
- Mysterium Fidei cantata for mixed choir, soloists and organ (2009)
- Oj, rzeka with own lyrics for a folk band a cappella (2009)
- Grzybki for female alto and folk orchestra (2009)
- Oj, Jurija for baritone and folk orchestra (2009)
- Maślnica choreographic suite for choir, orchestra of folk instruments and ballet group (2010)
- Trzy impresje for a button accordion (2010)
- Lux in Tenebris ballet (2011)
- Libera nos for mixed choir a cappella (2011)
- Diptych for Edward Stachura's memorial for mixed choir a cappella (2011)
- Trzy metamorfozy for clarinet, conga, marimba and button accordion (2012)
- Six Polish Hejnał for trumpet in B and in C (2012)
- Pod Twoju miłość for a cappella mixed choir to Orthodox liturgical texts (2013)
- Rhapsody for button accordion and symphony orchestra (2014)
- Gloria for mixed choir a cappella (2014)
- Panienko Skępska for baritone and organ (2015)
- Miejcie wiarę for soprano, tenor, mixed choir and organ (2016)
- Psalm 142 for mixed choir a cappella (2016)
- Triptych for solo organ (2017)
- Qvo Vadis author's album, containing 11 vocal and instrumental pieces. Published by SOLITON Sopot (2018)
- Choral Works third author's album. Contains 12 compositions for mixed a cappella choir (2019)
- Да молчит всякая плоть Orthodox church concert piece for a cappella mixed choir for the assistant Dr. Maria Januszkiewicz from the Academy of Music in Krakow (2019)
- Gloria author's piece for Christmas with a music video
In the media
- Adjudication of the competition for scholarships for culture creators from the budget of the Pomeranian Voivodeship in 2019, pomorskie.eu, March 9, 2019.
- Culture category - current results, dziennikbaltycki.pl, February 13, 2019.
- Official website of the school, school-stars.pl, August 24, 2019.
- VII Festival of Belarusian Culture in Pomerania, kiwiportal.pl, May 5, 2019.
- Igor Jankowski – GLORIA carol, YouTube, December 24, 2019.
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