Paweł Łukaszewski (born in 1968 in Częstochowa) – is a Polish composer, conductor and animator of musical life. He is the son of Wojciech Łukaszewski (1936-1978) who was a composer himself. In 1992 he graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw where he attended the cello classes of Professor Andrzej Wrobel. He also studied composition (1995) under Professor Marian Borkowski at the same Music Academy.
Since 1996 he has been lecturing at the Academy of Music in Warsaw (he received a PhD in 2000 and subsequently graduated from further post-doctoral programmes in 2007). In 2003 he was teaching composition in Santiago de Chile and Valparaiso.
In 1999 he set up a choir called Musica Sacra. Since 2005 he has been working as the Artistic Director and conductor of the Cathedral Choir in Warsaw.
He actively takes part in various music associations. Moreover, Paweł Łukaszewski is the author and participant of numerous festivals; he was also a judge of many music contests.
The artist has so far written around a hundred compositions. His work is chiefly dominated by choir music with religious undertones both a cappella and with accompaniment of various instruments. One may find among his works three impressive symphonies and numerous orchestral and chamber music pieces (three string quartets amongst others). Łukaszewski’s music is tremendously communicative and might be characterised by the pursuit of beautiful and vivid sounds. The formulas used by the composer himself are refined in their unsophisticated and straightforward manner.
The composer’s music is played in whole of Europe, both Americas and Asia. There are about fifty recordings of his pieces. He has been awarded many prizes for his work.