Peter Paul Koprowski

Composer

1947 –

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Who is Peter Paul Koprowski?

Peter Paul Koprowski is a Canadian composer, conductor, music educator, and pianist of Polish descent. He became a Canadian citizen in 1976. As a composer he is chiefly known for his large output of symphonic works which began with his still frequently performed In Memoriam Karol Szymanowski. He has twice won the Jules Léger Prize and received the Canada Council's Victor M. Lynch-Staunton Award in 1989. His first Viola Concerto was awarded the Jean A. Chalmers National Music Award in 1997. He was nominated for a Juno Award in 2002 for Redemption, a concerto for viola and orchestra.

Koprowski began his musical training at the Academy of Music in Łódź, earning an Artist Diploma in 1966. He earned a masters degree from the Academy of Music in Kraków in 1969 where he was a pupil of Bolesław Woytowicz. He then studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger from 1969-1971. He earned a Doctor of Music from the University of Toronto in 1977 where he was a pupil of John Weinzweig.

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Born
Aug 24, 1947
Łódź
Also known as
  • Koprowski, Peter Paul
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • University of Toronto
  • Academy of Music in Łódź

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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