Filarmonica Oltenia Craiova, guest conductor
Filarmonica "Ion Dumitrescu" Valcea, guest conductor
Georgian Youth Symphony, guest conductor
Roma Tre Orchestra, guest conductor
IYAP, guest conductor
Pawel Gorajski (Lublin, 1987) is an Italian composer and conductor; he started studying music at the age of 8, presenting his compositions in concert since the age of 10.
Fascinated by sacred music, Pawel began to study the organ, Gregorian chant and polyphony at 15, and he has been an organist and Kapellmeister since then. He graduated with honors in Composition and Orchestral Conducting at the S. Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, immediately drawing the attention of his masters. While still a student, he was asked to conduct important institutional concerts on behalf of the Conservatory. He got the highest marks in all counterpoint and fugue exams, being rewarded with the live performance of his exam compositions. Luciano Pelosi writes about him: "Gorajski is distinguished by his great creativity, tenacity in his studies, passion for music that has already made him one of the most interesting composers / musicians of his generation."
Gorajski later studied organ and improvisation with Theo Flury and he attended several orchestral conducting masterclasses given by such masters as Michael Luig (Europäische Akademie für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Montepulciano), Michel Tabachnik (Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Siena), Morten Wensberg, Mark Heron and Clark Rundell (Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester), Claire Gibault (Paris Mozart Orchestra), Karel Mark Chichon (Orquestra Filarmonica de Gran Canaria).
As assistant conductor he worked with M° Marco Boemi in Moscow (January 2018, Galina Vishnevskaja Opera Center) and with M° Gianluigi Zampieri in Craiova (June 2018 and November 2018, Filarmonica “Oltenia”) and in Ramnicu-Valcea (September 2019, Filarmonica Ion Dumitrescu).
As orchestra conductor, he has collaborated with various orchestras: Orchestre Symphonique du Mont-Blanc and Mission Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra and choir of St. Cecilia Conservatory, Kaposoka Orchestra. He is the creator and founder of various orchestras such as the White Symphony Orchestra in 2014 for the Festival Caffeina Cultura, the Clepsydra Chamber Choir & Orchestra in 2015 for Asiatica Film Media Festival in collaboration with the MACRO Museum in Rome. To date, he has performed at: Palazzo Brancaccio (Rome), Teatro Eliseo (Rome), Teatro Careni (Pieve di Soligo), Teatro Nuovo (Salsomaggiore), Teatro Goldoni (Venice), Teatro Carani (Sassuolo), Teatro Bramante (Urbania) , Teatro Giuditta Pasta (Saronno), Castello Orsini- Cesi (Sant'Angelo Romano), Teatro Verdi (Padua), Parco del Paradosso (Viterbo), Academic Hall of S. Cecilia Conservatory (Rome), MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art (Rome), Teatro dell'Orologio (Rome), Teatro S. Carluccio (Naples), Basilica of S. Maria di Castello (Genoa), Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano (Roma), Duomo (Cortona), Cattedrale (Arezzo), Fortaleza (Luanda), Italian Embassy in Luanda, Embassy of the Ivory Coast in Rome, Angolan Embassy in Rome, Angolan Auditorium EXPO 2015 (Milan).
He has always been distinguished for his humanity and has always found public and critical success. Mario Dal Bello writes that "Gorajski is a young, slender, elegant and very, very precise gentleman, who reminds us of Claudio Abbado."
His activity as composer ranges from jazz music to sacred music, from symphonic to film music. Gorajski has composed more than fifty pieces including motets, madrigals, songs, chamber music, a piano and orchestra concert and a symphonic poem.
In May 2016 he was invited by the Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali (the regional board of the ministry of cultural heritage) and Zètema Progetto Cultura to present the première of his composition for violin and piano during the "SuonaRoma" exhibition at the Sala di Pietro da Cortona in Campidoglio.
As an applied music composer, he collaborated with the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, the Academy of Dramatic Art Silvio d'Amico and Interocrea Festival, presenting his stage music in Naples and Rome in 2008 for the show "La Congettura" (directed by Andrea Vellotti). He also wrote the music for the comedy "Rumors" directed by Massimo Chiesa at Milan's Teatro Manzoni during the 2009/2010 season.