21 years old, Poland
1. Dance of Death (Blazej Mokrzak)
2. Uprising 1944 (Blazej Mokrzak)
Teacher Simone Spagnolo
Constellation: Power of Music contest. Season 9
Dance of Death
I graduated from the 1st and 2nd-degree music school in Stalowa Wola on the main instrument – the piano. I am currently a student at the London College of Music majoring in Composition (Film/Theatre).
I started my musical career at the age of ten, and I started composing my own pieces at the age of fifteen. At the age of sixteen, I founded my own chamber orchestra at the Cultural Centre in Stalowa Wola. I was also the conductor of the brass band of the Municipal Cultural Centre, and for three years I have been the leader, arranger, and pianist of the big band of the Cultural Centre in Nisko – Poland.
I wrote the piece “Dance of Death” in relation to the painting The Dance of Death by Michael Wolgemut. This painting inspired me through the shapes of skeletons and their comic appearance.
Composition “Uprising” was written in memory of the Polish soldiers who fought in the Warsaw Uprising in 1944.