Marcin Stańczyk


Marcin Stańczyk born November 16th 1977. He holds a law degree from University of Łódź (LL.M.) as well as D.M.A and Habilitation degrees in music theory and composition from Music Academy of Łódź. He completed a three year post-graduate degree at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and CURSUS 1 and 2 at Paris IRCAM. He supplemented his education within the residences at Royaumont (Voix Nouvelles), IMD Darmstadt, Aldeburgh Centre of Music, Cité des Arts. He  participated in the programme of nurtuting youg composers established by the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre of Music. He received various prizes and scholarships and was recognized by different institutions including IMD Darmstadt, SACEM, Reading Panel IRCAM, Royamo unt, Jerwood, Laurentscantorij Foundations. He is a double recipient of the prestigious Witold Lutosławski scholarship for composers (2011, 2013) and double Coryphaeus of Polish Music Nominee (2013, 2015, Personality of the Year), an award bestowed by the Polish music community.As a composer won over a dozen international composers competitions in Poland, France, Italy, Germany, US, Netherland, Romania, Japan and China, including prestigious Toru Takemitsu Award in Tokyo (2013) with the piece SIGHS described by the chairman Sir Harrison Birtwistle as a virtuoso piece of musical awareness. In 2012, Bang on a Can All-Stars dedicated to him a monographic concert in Krakow. In 2014 he was announced the laureate of the residency program founded by the City of Paris. In 2016-2017 he represents Poland in the cultural cooperation programme between China and 16 European countries (16+1). In 2017 he was honored with the 'Distinguished for Polish Culture' distinction by the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage

 Marcin is interested by the perception of musical time, space and gesture, as well as the idea of "aftersounds" inspired by the optical phenomenon of "afterimage" explored in the 1940s by the avant-gardist Polish painter Władysław Strzemiński. In his compositions, he often uses theatrical expressions associated with his idea of a "total performance". With Aftersounds, music comes not only from morfological ‘reflections’ of sound, various extraneous noises, resonances and echoes but also some psychological aspects of the listening and seeing, something which is not there yet, but will be in a moment, which precede the sound or has remained afterwards.
He works at the Regional Administrative Court in Lodz and the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra. He teaches in Academy of Music in Łódź where in 2016 he received his habilitation degree in Music Theory and Composistion. He is lecturer of Composition, Electroacoustic Composition, Orchestration and Musical Analysis.

His music is published by the Polish Music Publishing House (PWM) in Cracow.