A two-night retrospective of works by the renowned contemporary composer, Jan Radzynski.
Night 2 will feature Radzynski’s Festival of Lights, Serenade of Strings and more.
Jan Radzynski’s son, David Radzynski, the Concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic, is curating these performances.
Jan Radzynski left his native Poland in 1969. He first settled in Israel where he studied composition with Leon Schidlowsky at Tel Aviv University Academy of Music. He continued his studies in the United States with Krzysztof Penderecki and Jacob Druckman at Yale University, where he received his doctorate in 1984. He is presently Professor of Composition and Theory of Music at the Ohio State University in Columbus.
The compositions of Jan Radzynski have been performed by the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, Cracow Philharmonic, The Israel Camerata, Israel Philharmonic, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Mexico National Orchestra, Moscow Bolshoy Theater Chamber Orchestra, New Haven Symphony, Polish National Philharmonic, Saarbrücken Radio Orchestra, Silesian Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony, and the West German Radio Orchestra (Cologne), among others.
Radzynski received numerous awards and commissions for new works, among them the Creative Work and Research Grant from the Rothschild Foundation, Residency at Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, commissions from the Cologne Radio Orchestra, Individual Artist Grants from the Ohio Arts Council and from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and Summer Residency at the Foundation Artist’s House, Boswil, Switzerland. Radzynski’s Kaddish recorded by Jerusalem Symphony received in 1983 a special commendation at the International Rostrum of Composers
His compositions are recorded on CRI, Channel Classics, Centaur Records, Delos, Music in Israel (IMI), and Naxos labels. His music is available from Israel Music Institute (represented in the United States by Theodore Presser) and from Keshet Music Publications.