A multiple winner of a prestigious scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in Poland, and a scholar of many other artistic scholarships. Tomasz J. Opalka is also a laureate of several international and nationwide competitions for composers. Opalka received many prestigious commission from renowned orchestras, ensembles and soloists. Currently, he splits his artistic work beetwen concert and film music. After graduating with honours The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, he taught at this University. In 2013 he earned a PhD degree in Music Composition. Since 2012 he splits time between Poland and The United States, working in Los Angeles with such composers as Christopher Young and Marco Beltrami. John Corigliano, said about him: “Obviously Mr. Opalka is a completely finished composer. His craftsmanship is of a very high level: clearly he can do anything that he wants to. Each work demonstrated his technical mastery to me, and I admire that greatly. I am sure he will become known throughout the contemporary music in a short time”.
LISTEN: Collisions of the Matter for Orchestra
Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus, Christoph Slowinski, Conductor