11. MFFA Animator



Markowski, Andrzej


On animator festival in years:

Andrzej Markowski, a distinguished Polish conductor and composer. Born 1924 in Lublin, Poland. He studied composition in the Trinity College of Music in London (1946-47), and composition and conducting in the State School of Music in Warsaw (1947-55). In 1966 he created the Wratislavia Cantans Festival, one of the major musical events in Poland. As a composer, Markowski won recognition for his film scores, particularly his electronic music to short and experimental films by Andrzej Munk, Walerian Borowczyk, Jan Lenica, Kazimierz Urbański, and others. He was also the first Polish composer to write concrete music for the theatre.
Andrzej Markowski received many prestigious awards, i.e. the Minister of Culture and Art Award (1965); the “Orpheus” critics’ award for outstanding artistic achievements at the “Warsaw Autumn” (1968 and 1971). He died in 1986 in Warsaw.