Jan Krzywicki

By Brian Potter on April 23, 2013.

Jan Krzywicki is active as a composer, conductor, and educator. As a composer, he has been commissioned by prestigious performers and organizations such as PCMS, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, the Chestnut Brass Company. His compositions have been performed across the United States by ensembles such as the Colorado Quartet, the Network for New Music, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Alea III, and others. He is the recipient of a 1996 Pew Fellowship in the Arts, a Rockefeller Foundation residency (Bellagio, Italy), a Bogliasco Foundation residency (Bogliasco, Italy), ASCAP and Meet the Composer awards, and has been a fellow at artist colonies such as The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Millay, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Krzywicki’s music is available on Albany Records as well as on Capstone Records, North-South Recordings, De Haske Records, and Long Tone Music. As a conductor, he has led chamber and orchestral groups in literature from the middle ages to the present, including a large number of local and world premieres. Since 1990, he has been the conductor of the contemporary ensemble Network for New Music, having premiered over seventy works and recorded three CDs for Albany Records. As an educator, Krzywicki has taught at Beaver College (now Arcadia University), Haverford College, the Philadelphia Musical Academy, the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts, the New School of Music, and, currently, Temple University, where he has been a member of the Department of Music Studies since 1987.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in composition from the University of Kansas (studying with John Pozdro and Edward Mattila) and a Master of Music degree from the Philadelphia Musical Academy, having studied under Theodore Antoniou.