Hailing originally from Miechów in Poland, Norbert currently resides in New York City. He is about to complete his M.M. degree in Composition at The Juilliard School. After initial studies in psychology and philosophy at the Jagellonian University in Kraków, he began to concentrate upon music composition at the Academy of Music. In 1998-99 he began undergraduate studies in the United States and spent the year at Central Washington University as a recipient of the Farrell Merit Scholarship. He then attended the New England Conservatory of Music, where he earned his B.A. in 2002. While at New England, he was awarded the Benjamin Britten Memorial Fellowship for the Tanglewood Music Festival (2000). Aside from earning other teaching fellowships, both at the New England Conservatory and The Juilliard School, he was awarded the Toru Takemitsu Award from the Japan Society in Boston in 2002. His work, 1940 - Their Finest Hour (2003) has been recorded by the Central Band of the Royal Air Force in London. Also a pianist, Norbert was a scholarship student at the Clara-Schumann Conservatory in Dusseldorf and recipient of a number of prizes during his study there. Last summer Norbert's Duet for Violoncello and Piano was performed at the Caramoor Music Center in Katonah, New York, with the composer as pianist. This August he will begin his doctoral studies at Cornell University.


Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory | January 14, 2000