Ryszard Poznakowski was born on 11th January 1946, in Grudziądz. He is a musician, composer, and music arranger.
He graduated from the State Music School (1st level) in Koszalin, and then continued his education in a Secondary Music School in Gdańsk, where he also studied at the local Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk. In the years 1965-67, he performed as part of the band Czerwono-Czarni. In 1969, he joined the band Trubadurzy, with whom he continued to perform (on and off) until 2005, and won a total of five Gold Records.
Many of the songs written by Ryszard Poznakowski have been featured in Polish films, for example in ‘Różyczka / Little Rose’ directed by Jan Kidawa-Błoński, ‘Plac Zbawiciela / Saviour Square’ directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze, or in ‘Spis cudzołożnic / The List Of Adulteresses’ directed by Jerzy Stuhr.
In January 2003, he won the Polityka’s Passport Award in the category ‘Creator of Culture’.