Zbigniew Kozub, composer, organist, teacher; born March 17, 1960,
Szczecin. He studied composition with Florian Dąbrowski at the Academy
of Music in Poznań, from which he graduated in 1985.
He has received many awards in composition and composition competitions:
in 1985 he received an award at the Competition of the Polish Composers
‘Union for an organ piece in Kamień Pomorski, in 1986 – an award at the
Competition for Young Polish Composers, in 1987 – an award at the
Competition of the Polish Composers’ Union for a piece for organ and two
other instruments and the 2nd prize (the 1st prize was not awarded) at
the Contest of Contemporary Creativity for Children and Youth “Do-Re-Mi
’87”, in 1988 – 1st prize (in the symphonic category) and honorable
mention (in the chamber category) at the National Competition Composer’s
Grzegorz Fitelberg in Katowice, in 1990 – a distinction at the Ryszard
Bukowski in Wrocław, in 1996 – 3rd prize (1st and 2nd prizes were not
awarded) at the Polish Radio Competition for a radio piece. He was also
honored with the Medal of Young Art (1988) and a special award for the
music to the film Mały Książę directed by Waldemar Śmigasiewicz at the
Festival of Fictional and Television Films for Children and Youth (1992).
Zbigniew Kozub was deputy dean of the Faculty of Composition, Conducting and Theory of Music from 1990, and in 1996-2002 he was the dean of that department at the Academy of Music in Poznań. In addition, in the years1992-99 he was the president of the Poznań Branch of the PolishComposers’ Union and the Director of the “Poznań Music Spring” Festival. He currently teaches composition and the Studio of Theater and FilmMusic at his alma mater. He also cooperates with the University of Arts in Poznań, where he runs the Film Sound Studio at the Faculty of
Animation and Intermedia. He has several dozen works to his credit
(oratorios, symphonic, chamber, solo, organ, electroacoustic), a dozen
theatrical performances and several dozen animated and documentary films.