Zawadzki Sebastian

He was born on 14th August 1991 in Toruń. He is a pianist and composer, and also an author and performer of film music. He lives and works in Copenhagen.

He has graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Complex of Music Schools in Toruń (1st and 2nd levels). He is a graduate of the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and the Academy of Music in Kraków. He began his music career as a jazz pianist. In 2014, he published his début album ‘Luminescence’. In 2015, he released a sophomore album under the title ‘Euphony’, which was composed for a string quartet and a piano.

In 2016, he participated in the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop conducted by Richard Bellis, in Los Angeles. One year later, in 2017, he released the album ‘Between the Dusk of Summer Night’, recorded with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra and a number of soloists. The album contained experimental neoclassical music inspired by the poetry of William Ernest Henley. In 2018, he release yet another album under the title ‘Norn’. The same year, the artist initiated releasing a series of albums under the common title ‘Piano Works’.

Sebastian Zawadzki is involved not only in solo projects, but he also composes and performs film music. He has also tried his skills as an actor. In 2004, he was cast in the film ,,Teraz ja”/’It’s Me’, now directed by Anna Jadowska. You can hear the music he has composed in the soundtrack to the such film productions as ,,Chce się żyć”/’Life Feels Good’ (2013) directed by Maciej Pieprzyca, ,,Powstanie Warszawskie”/’Warsaw Uprising’ (2014) directed by Jan Komasa, ,,Bogowie”/ ‘Gods’ (2014) directed by Łukasz Palkowski, or ,,Moje córki krowy”/’These Daughters of Mine’ (2015) directed by Kinga Dębska.

He has also composed music to the film ‘Nu vander livet’ (2016) directed by Sicilla Luna. The music written by Sebastian Zawadzki for the film by Sicilla Luna premièred during the Cannes Film Festival 2016. The artist has also worked with Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, a famous composer and holder of an Academy Award.


Selected Filmography

  • 2004 – ,,Teraz ja”/’It’s Me, Now’, dir. by Anna Jadowska – cast
  • 2006 – ,,Kaukaski feniks”, dir. by Wojciech Domachowski – composer of music
  • 2013 – ,,Chce się żyć”/’Life Feels Good’, dir. by Maciej Pieprzyca – performer of music
  • 2014 – ,,Powstanie Warszawskie”/’Warsaw Uprisin’g, dir. by Jan Komasa, Władysław Pasikowski – performer of music
  • 2014 – ,,Bogowie”/’Gods’, dir. by Łukasz Palkowski – performer of music
  • 2015 – ,,Moje córki krowy”/’These Daughters of Mine’, dir. by Kinga Dębska – performer of music
  • 2015 – ‘United, We Save’, dir. by Iben Ravn – composer of music
  • 2016 – ‘Nu Vandrer Livet’, dir. by Sicilla Luna – composer of music
  • 2016 – ‘1984’, dir. by Mads Mengel – composer of music
  • 2017 – ‘Knyttet til Helvede. Paradis’, dir. by Sicilla Luna – composer of music
  • 2017 – ‘Living the Mountain’, dir. by Sinjun Balabanoff – composer of music
  • 2017 – ‘How You See Me’, dir. by Kathryn Harriman – composer of music
  • 2018 – ‘Aurora Vega’, dir. by Sicilla Luna – composer of music


Selected Awards

2016 – 1st prize in the Transatlantyk Instant Composition at the Transatlantyk Festival in Łódź; 2nd prize in the composers’ competition at the 2nd Karol Lipiński International Violin Festival.