Grzegorz Ciechowski

Grzegorz Zbigniew Ciechowski (29 August 1957 – 22 December 2001)[1][2] was a Polish rock musician and film music composer.

Grzegorz Ciechowski
Born(1957-08-29)29 August 1957
Died22 December 2001(2001-12-22) (aged 44)
Alma materNicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
OccupationMusician, singer, composer, poet
Spouse(s)1. Jolanta Muchlińska (divorced)
2. Anna Wędrowska (his death)
Partner(s)Małgorzata Potocka
Children4 (3 daughters, 1 son)
Musical career
Also known asObywatel G.C., Ewa Omernik, Grzegorz z Ciechowa
GenresRock, post punk, new wave, art rock
InstrumentsKeyboards, flute
Years active1976-2001
LabelsPomaton EMI
Associated actsRepublika

Ciechowski was born in Tczew. He was the founder and frontman of the band Republika, which was one of Poland's most popular rock groups. In the mid-1980s, Ciechowski took a break from the group and formed a new band called Obywatel GC (Citizen GC), again with considerable commercial success. At least a seven-song eponymous vinyl record, Obywatel G.C. exists, released by Tonpress KAW, copyright 1986. In 1991, Republika was revived, and Ciechowski was involved with a number of other ensembles. In 1996, as Grzegorz z Ciechowa, he recorded the album ojDADAna.[1]

Ciechowski also composed for other artists such as Kasia Kowalska and Justyna Steczkowska and produced an album for German vocalist Mona Mur. He composed scores for the films Stan Strachu by Janusz Kijowski and The Hexer by Marek Brodzki; for the latter he received a Polish Film Award in 2001. Additionally, he wrote music for the German television show Schloß Pompon Rouge.

Ciechowski won ten Fryderyk Awards for his music, more than any other musician.

Ciechowski died of a heart attack in Warsaw after heart aneurysm surgery. He was 44.[1] His ashes were buried at Powązki Military Cemetery on 4 January 2002.


  1. ^ a b c "Grzegorz Ciechowski nie żyje". RMF FM. 23 December 2001. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  2. ^ Leszek Gnoiński; Jan Skaradziński (1997). Encyklopedia polskiego rocka (in Polish). Warszawa: Świat Książki. p. 322. ISBN 83-7129-570-7.

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