Paweł Hendrich was born in 1979 in Wrocław (Poland). After studying engineering and economics at the Wrocław University of Economics he studied composition with Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil at the K. Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. In the fall of 2005/06 he attended York Höller’s composition class at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. Since 2008 he has been on the faculty of the K. Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław as adjunct. In 2012 he obtained the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts.
He has won several awards and scholarships. In 2007 he has been included in a four-year programme of 13 composers' promotion run by the European Krzysztof Penderecki Music Centre. In 2010 he became a member of the Academy of Young Scholars and Artists. Paweł Hendrich participated in courses and workshops in Warsaw, Wrocław, Frankfurt am Main, Beijing, Görlitz/Zgorzelec with: Peter Eötvös, Luca Francesconi, Anders Hillborg, Marco Stroppa, Horatiu Radulescu, Ivan Fedele and others.
The works of Paweł Hendrich have been performed at such festivals as Warsaw Autumn, Musica Polonica Nova and Musica Electronica Nova in Wrocław, Festival of World Premieres in Katowice, Audio Art in Cracow and Warsaw, Poznańska Wiosna Muzyczna, Musica Viva in Munich, Rudens Kamermūzikas Festivāls in Riga, Suså Festival in Naestved (Denmark), Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter inHørsholm (Denmark), World Music Days in Wrocław, University of Louisville New Music Festival (USA), and at concerts in Poland, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary, Malta, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia, Estonia, Russia, United States of America and China by such orchestras and ensembles as: The Wrocław Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (cond. Szymon Bywalec), Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej (cond. Szymon Bywalec), Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (cond. Szymon Bywalec), The Pomeranian Philharmonic (cond. Fabián Panisello), Ensemble Modern (cond. Peter Eötvös, Anu Tali, Clemens Heil), Ensemble musikFabrik (cond. Diego Masson), PluralEnsemble (cond. Fabián Panisello), KammarensembleN (cond. Staffan Larson), Illinois Modern Ensemble (cond. Stephen A. Taylor), The Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra (cond. Liu Shun), orkest de ereprijs (cond. Wim Boerman), Lutosławski Quartet, LutosAir Quintet (cond. Maciej Koczur), The Silesian Chamber Orchestra (cond. Osvaldo Ferreira), Beethoven Academy Orchestra (cond. Michał Dworzyński), Wrocław Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum (cond. Ernst Kovacic), Tech-no Orchestra (cond. Robert Kurdybacha), Sound Factory Orchestra (cond. Robert Kurdybacha), Arcis-Ensemble (cond. Urlich Nicolai), Polish Orchestra Jeunesses Musicales (cond. Miłosz Bembinow), Kwartludium, Warsaw Group Cellonet (cond. Andrzej Bauer), an_ARCHE New Music Ensemble, Melos Ethos Ensemble (cond. Zsolt Nagy), Kwadrofonik or by such soloists as Elżbieta Woleńska, Mikołaj Pałosz, Rafał Łuc, Adam Bałdych, Agnieszka Gajgier-Otręba and Stanisław Lasoń.
The composer has received commissions from Deutschlandfunk, Ensemble Modern, The Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra, Polish Institute in Madrid, Warsaw Autumn Festival, The Municipality of Wrocław, Institute of Music and Dance, Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej, National Forum of Music, ZAiKS Polish Authors' Association as well as from the Polish Composers' Union.
For several years now, he has been programming and composing in the Max/MSP environment and performing live electroacoustic music. With Cezary Duchnowski and Sławomir Kupczak he founded the electroacoustic group Phonos ek Mechanes. The Trio participated in festivals and concerts in Poland and abroad. Paweł Hendrich collaborates also with Adam Bałdych – phenomenal jazz violinist.
In 2010 DUX released Paweł Hendrich's monographic record Chamber Works. In 2012 Bôłt Records released Phonos ek Mechanes’ first CD called C+-.
Important works by Paweł Hendrich:
Fables for Robots co-opera for chamber ensemble, computers, video layer and speech synthesizer (2015–2016), composed with Cezary Duchnowski
Exophor for ensemble of Chinese instruments (2015)
Pteropetros for wind quintet, accordion and string quartet (2015)
Xenobrach for two percussions and two pianos (2015)
Alopopulo for chamber orchestra, solo violin and computers (2014)
Accant for solo accordion and computer (2014)
Ertytre for one or eight cellos (2013–2014)
Drovorb for clarinet, French horn, piano, violin, viola and cello (2013)
Kioloik for solo flute (2012)
Sedimetron for chamber ensemble, Andrzej Chłopecki in memoriam (2012)
Cryptoscript for computer (2012)
Metasolidus II for great symphony orchestra (2011–2012)
Emergon β for computer (2011)
Emergon α for chamber ensemble (2011)
Diaphanoid for chamber ensemble (2010)
Liolit for chamber orchestra, dedicated to Szymon Bywalec and Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej (2009–2010)
Hyloflex β for computer (2009)
Hyloflex α for string orchestra (2007–2009)
Cyclostratus for violin, bass clarinet, marimba, piano and beatbox (2008)
Metasolidus I for symphony orchestra (2005–2007)
Multivalentis for clarinet, trombone, cello and piano (2006)
Phonarium II sound installation (2006)
Phonarium I sound installation (2005)
Diversicorium for chamber ensemble (2005)
Anepigraph for small orchestra (2005)
Heterochronia for great symphony orchestra (2002–2004)
Niech zstąpi Duch Twój for reciting voice, tenor, baritone, bass and two women’s choirs (2002)
Gnothi seauton for chamber orchestra, dedicated to Jerzy Filc (2001)