Tomasz Jakub Opałka (born 1983, Poland) is considered one of the most original composers of his generation, and one of the few young artists with extensive experience writing orchestral music. In her book Sounds, Whispers, and Clashes, Agnieszka Lewandowska-Kąkol described Opałka as one of the 16 most outstanding living Polish composers (and by far the youngest) alongside legendary artists such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Wojciech Kilar or Jerzy Maksymiuk, to name a few.
He is also a laureate of multiple competitions for composers. Between 2006-11 he studied composition under prof. Krzysztof Baculewski at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. In 2013 he obtained his DMA in Composition. After graduating from the University he further developed his skills in composition and orchestration in Los Angeles, working with leading film composers including Christopher Young and Marco Beltrami. Since 2012 he has divided his activity between concert and film music, between Warsaw and Los Angeles.