Krzysztof Herdzin

selected orchestrations, guest conductor

Born in 1970. He is perhaps the only artist in Poland to successfully combine such vibrant activities in the fields of classical, jazz and pop music, in roles that require the very different competences and experiences of a modern music composer, film music orchestrator, symphonic conductor, jazz pianist, chamber music pianist, song author, album producer and academic lecturer. His original discography includes 17 albums. He has participated in recording more than 200 albums as a pianist, composer, arranger and producer. To date, he has received seventeen Gold Records.

He is the first Polish composer to have recorded a monographic album for the DECCA label, entitled Suite on Polish Themes, with one of the most famous orchestras, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in London. He has orchestrated Jan A. P. Kaczmarek’s score for the film Finding Neverland. He is a laureate of the Fryderyk Award 2012, Polish Radio Three’s Mateusz 2014 award, RMF CLASSIC’s MocArty 2011, and Grand Prix Jazz Melomani 2011 and 2014; he has won six Arranger of the Year Awards in the Jazz Top contest. In 2015, he received the Silver Gloria Artis Medal.