Zbigniew Preisner

Zbigniew Preisner


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Zbigniew Preisner is Poland's leading film music composer and is considered to be one of the most outstanding film composers. For many years he enjoyed a close collaboration with the director Krzysztof Kieslowski and his scriptwriter Krzysztof Piesiewicz. His scores for Kieslowski’s films No end, Dekalog, The Double Life Of Veronique, Three Colours Trilogy (Blue, White, Red) have brought him international acclaim. Preisner has scored many films including those directed by Hector Babenco, Louis Malle, Luis Mandoki, Agnieszka Holland, Thomas Vinterberg, Jean Becker, Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, Claude Miller, Max Färberböck, Fernando Trueba. Requiem for My Friend, Preisner’s first large-scale work is dedicated to the memory of Krzysztof Kieslowski. Preisner cooperated with Teresa Salgueiro (Silence, Night and Dreams), Lisa Gerrard (Diaries of Hope, 2016 Dokąd?, Valley of Shadows). In 2005 he was commissioned by David Gilmour to arrange songs on his album On An Island. They met again while working on Gilmour’s album Rattle That Lock, released in 2015. Among many awards and citations Preisner received the Silver Bear, two Césars and three citations as the year’s most outstanding composer of film music in The Los Angeles Critics Association Awards.. In 2016 his music for film The History of Eternity was awarded the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize. In 2018 during Haifa International Film Festival he received Lifetime achievement award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to Music for Films.