Abel Korzeniowski

Abel Korzeniowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈabɛl koʐɛˈɲɔfski]; born 18 July 1972) is a Polish composer of film and theatre scores.

Abel Korzeniowski
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Korzeniowski at Film Music Festival in Kraków, 2013
Background information
Born (1972-07-18) 18 July 1972 (age 47)
Kraków, Poland
Occupation(s)Composer, conductor
Years active1997–present

Life and careerEdit

Korzeniowski was born in Kraków. He had contact with music from early childhood: his mother Barbara plays the cello and both his brothers Antoni and Andrzej are musicians. He graduated from the Academy of Music in Kraków majoring in cello and composer studies under the supervision of Krzysztof Penderecki. He won acclaim as the composer of music for films and theatre plays and received a Ludwik Award (Nagroda Ludwika) in 2009.

He is a composer of film scores for several Polish films: Big Animal, Tomorrow's Weather, An Angel in Krakow, as well as Hollywood productions: Battle for Terra, Pu-239, Tickling Leo, A Single Man and W.E..

He won a San Diego Film Critics Society Award in 2009 for the Best score in A Single Man and was nominated for a 2009 Golden Globe in the best original score category for the same film. In 2012, he was nominated for Best Original Score for the film W.E., at the 69th Golden Globe Awards.[1][2]

He arranged Patricia Kaas’s new record album which is a tribute to Edith Piaf, one of the finest performing artists of the 20th century.


Awards and nominationsEdit



  • 2016 Anthony Asquith Award for Best Original Score for the film – Nocturnal Animals
  • 2015 IFMCA Award Nominations 2014 for Best Original Score for a Television Series – Penny Dreadful
  • 2011 Golden Globe Nominations 2012 for Best Original Score – W.E.
  • 2011 IFMCA Award Nominations 2011 for Best Original Score for a Drama Film – W.E.
  • 2010 World Soundtrack Academy 2010 for Best Original Film Score of the Year – A Single Man
  • 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - A Single Man
  • 2001 Golden Ducks Award 2001 for Best Film Composer
  • 2000 Golden Lions Award 2000 for Best Music for Film – The Big Animal


  1. ^ Billboard Staff (2011-12-15). "Madonna's 'W.E.' Lands 2 Golden Globe Nominations". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2011-12-15.
  2. ^ "Full List of Golden Globes 2012 Winners". The Herald Sun. The McClatchy Company. 2012-01-16. Retrieved 2012-01-18.
  3. ^ "Television Craft in 2015 | BAFTA Awards". awards.bafta.org.
  4. ^ a b c March 25th, hmcscarlet-; great, 2014 at 9:34 am I’m so glad that the group decided to invest in a nice award for the top prize! It looks; job, increases the meaning/value of the Composer of the Year award Great; Together, So Glad the Group Could Come; Happen!, Agree to Pitch in to Make Something Like This (March 24, 2014). "Abel Korzeniowski receives IFMCA Awards for Romeo & Juliet, Composer of the Year".
  5. ^ Awards, World Soundtrack. "World Soundtrack Awards". World Soundtrack Awards.
  6. ^ Stevens, Beth (June 14, 2010). "2010 ICS Award Winners". International Cinephile Society.
  7. ^ "AFT Awards: Best Original Score".
  8. ^ "IFMCA announces winners of 2009 Awards". March 1, 2010.

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