Simon Brzóska

Simon Brzóska
Simon Brzóska
Simon Brzóska
  • country:Poland
  • region:Eastern Europe
  • style(s):20th Century, Contemporary
  • label:Odradek Records
  • type:Composer/Songwriter, Small Ensemble, Quartet, Quintet, Music Theatre Production
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, visual, string, dance orchestra, piano
  • artist submitted by:Odradek Records

Line up

  • Barbara Drążkowska (piano)
  • Emanuel Salvador (violin)
  • Emilia Goch Salvador (viola)
  • Olga Wojciechowska  (violin)
  • Simon Brzóska (composer)
  • Tomasz Szczęsny (violoncello)

Originally from Poland, Szymon Brzóska graduated from the Music Academy in Poznań, Poland and from the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium.
His first compositions saw the light of day when he was 13 years old, and eventually the art of composition became the most important part of his musical education and career.
The composer’s particular interest in the synergy between music, contemporary dance, theatre and cinema has led him to participate in numerous collaborative projects across various art forms.
In 2008 Szymon composed the score for Sutra, a cultural and artistic crossover collaboration with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Monks from the Shaolin Temple. Sutra was only the beginning of his long-term adventure with contemporary dance, and opened a whole chapter of collaboration with Cherkaoui, which led Brzóska to work with reputable dance companies in New York, Amsterdam, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Berlin and Gothenburg, among others.
In the meantime, Szymon started working with another acclaimed choreographer, David Dawson, with whom he has so far created three major productions, including Tristan + Isolde, ballet in two acts for orchestra, commissioned by Semperoper in Dresden in 2015 and performed by the prestigious Sächsische Staatskapelle.
Alongside major orchestral ballets, Szymon Brzóska has created music for more intimate projects, working with small ensembles and electronics in collaborations with artists including the legendary Vladimir Malakhov, celebrated flamenco danseuse María Pagés, Kaya Kołodziejczyk, New Movement Collective, Joost Vrouenraets, Sjoerd Vreugdenhil and Polish Dance Theatre.
His compositions have been performed many times in numerous prestigious dance venues and festivals across the world, such as Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Centre and BAM in New York, Esplanade in Singapore and at the Festival d’Avignon.