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Sebastian Zawadzki




In music school he studied classical piano . Gifted with absolute pitch from an early age he tried his hand as a composer .
Became interested in jazz music for the first time on Jazz Workshops in Pu?awy in 2005. Since then regurally participated in these workshops until 2010. He also participated in workshops in Chodzie? , Leszno , and while studying abroad in Engelsholm (2011, Denmark) , where he took a lessons from among others Brad Mehldau. Also participated in workshops in Siena Jazz Workshops (2013) , there came to the ensamble of Larry Grenadier .
In 2011 he performed in European Parliament in Brussels with Ania Rybacka Quintet, on Sopot Molo Jazz Festival with his own trio and on Novum Jazz Festival in ?om?a.
In May 2012, together with his ensamble, Tone Raw, won a scholarship awarded by the Polish Institute of Music and Dance (IMIT) in the category" Jazz phonographic debut" . CD released by the label SOS Muisc (Toru?) .
In April 2012 with Jazzpocalypse went on qualifying competition of the European Jazz Contest to Siena . The team went through qualifying , and in September 2012 he appeared in the final of the competition , winning it. Sebastian also received an individual award . The band will record in January of 2014 years for the Italian label Jazz Collection.
At the beginning of 2013 label Multikulti Project (Pozna?) release his trio Zawadzki / Pra?niewski / Wo?ko called " TAGE " recorded in Odense in December 2011 and released in early 2013.
Sebastian participated in the project Young Musicians Play Europe in 2012, with whom he performed in Warsaw , Rome and The Hague.
He also he took part in JM Jazz World Orchestra in 2013 , the orchestra consisted of musicians from around the world , with whom he toured Belgium, France and Germany, conducted by Frank Vagan?e , excellent music and leader of Brussels Jazz Orchestra .
In July 2013 Sebastian has recorded his first solo album "Luminescence" in the studio Recpublica (Lubrza). This is the first of the upcoming Cd's issued for the label Fortune Records.
Sebastian collaborated with Bartek Chajdecki, well-known composer, for whom he recorded music for the film, "Life feels good" by director Maciej Pieprzyca , the film has won top prizes at film festivals in Montreal and Gdynia. Another film, "Powstanie Warszawskie" (the Warsaw Uprising) by Jan Komasa, and "Bogowie" includes music performed by Sebastian. Both films got prizes handed at prestigue OR?Y 2015 in Poland.
As a composer Sebastian works in his home studio. He uses professional equipment to compose and mix music.
In September 2013, 2014 and 2015 participated in the master classes for a film composers on the Film Music Festival in Cracow, where he participated in many lectures, "Introduction to the Scoring Process", "Live Session to Film (Conducting, Performing, Recording and Mixing)" and others. Lecturess were led by, among others, Alberto Iglesias, Don Davis, Trevor Morris, Diego Navarro, Abel Korzeniowski. In 2014 his music for animation "Bioshock" gave him opportunity to participate as a one of 20 participatns from more that 120 applications.
In 2015 was released CD by Pawe? Wszo?ek Quartet (Fresh Records Label) - Sebastian is an member of this ensamble.From 2015 Sebastian was cooperating with polish saxophone player Grzech Piotrowski, with whom he performed on several festivals.
In august 2015 was released new CD by Sebastian Zawadzki - Sebastian Zawadzki Trio and String Quartet "Euphony" - by Fortune Records. In december 2015 Sebastian recorded and conducted his own music for octet - string quartet and woodwinds "Winter Music". Also in december he recorded his own composition for symphonic orchestra in Budapest, and finished writing new music to his first danish movie - "Nu vandrer livet". The movie is screened among others in Copenhagen, and on Cannes Film Festival 2016.
In february 2016 ''Concerto for violin and string orchestra'' received 2 award at composition contest during II Violin International Festival in Torun (Poland).
In juni 2016 Sebastian wrote music to the movie "1984" directed by Mads Mengel, where Sebastian used cello and electronics.
Sebastian was invited to ASCAP Film Scoring Workshops with Richard Bellis 2016 in Los Angeles, where he will write and conduct music for symphonic orchestra in july/august 2016.
"Concerto for bassoon and orchestra" by Sebastian (2016) by Sebastian was performed at Festiwal Muzyki Polskiej in Warsaw in july.
Sebastian wrote an arrangement for string orchestra to the composition of Den Sorte Skole, that was performed in The Opera in Copenhagen in september 2017. Sebastian conducted the orchestra Copenhagen Phil.

- Special prize at Novum Jazz Jazz Festival 2009
- Grand Prix at Novum Jazz Jazz Festival 2011
- 2nd Prize at Przegl?d M?odych Zespo??w Jazzowych in Gdynia
- 2nd Invidual Prize at Tarn?w Jazz Contest in solo category, without a limit of age
- Individual Prize at Jazz Juniors 2011 in Krak?w
- Scholarship for a recording of the CD of Tone Raw, was received on the contest "Jazzowy debiut Fonograficzny 2012" organized by IMIT (Instytut Muzyki i Ta?ca),
- Grand Prix of European Jazz Contest in Rome with International Jazzpocalypse, and indyvidual prize for Sebastian at the same contest,
- Film "Life feels good" by Maciej Pieprzyca has won top prizes at film festivals in Montreal and Gdynia. Sebastian has been recording music for the film, composed by Bartosz Chajdecki.
- Concerto for violin and string orchestra received 2 award at composition contest during II Violin International Festival in Torun (Poland)
- The movie ''Nu vandrer livet'' with original score by Sebastian is screened at Cannes Film Festival 2016
- Bassoon concerto (comp. Sebastian Zawadzki, 2016) is performed by solist Leszek Wachnik at Festiwal Muzyki Polskiej in Warsaw 2016
- First prize at Transatlantyk Instant Composition contest during Transatlantyk Film Festival 2016 in ??d? (Poland)
- Sebastian is chosen among 400 applications to take part as one of 12 participants in "ASCAP Film Scoring Workshops 2016 with Richard Bellis" in Los Angeles
- Sebastian conducts his own composition to the movie at Newman Scoring Stage at FOX Studios in Los Angeles during "ASCAP Film Scoring Workshops 2016 with Richard Bellis" in Los Angeles

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