Wojciech Kilar
Date of Birth
Jul 17, 1932
Birth Place:
Lvov, Poland [now Ukraine]

Biography

The recipient of numerous international awards, including the Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund Award of Boston (1960) and two awards from the Polish Minister of Culture (1967 and 1976), Wojciech Kilar is one of Poland's most famous and highly respected composers. Heavily influenced by the music of John Cage, Kilar is known for integrating elements of Polish folk music with classical pieces. His most...