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A Polish composer of music for orchestra, films and theater, Piotr Rubik was born on September 3rd1968 into a family with a strong musical tradition. Piotr started learning to play the cello at age 7, and even at this early age his talent shone through. This talent enabled him to continue his studies with the prestigious Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, and later to become a member of the famed Jeunesses Musicales, the largest youth music NGO in the world.
Piotr has never been a one instrument man-his successful multi instrumentalist has to be seen to be believed. Having mastered a range of instruments, Piotr turned his attentions to composing; something which absorbed his attentions and gave him a great sense of fulfillment. With composition in mind, Piotr decided to further his learning by studying film music with Ennio Morricone in Siena, Italy.
In 2004, Piotr made his name in the Polish music scene with the first part of his Holy Cross Tryptich. This oratorium is called The Holy Cross of Golgotha. This first release blurred the lines between different types of musical preference, but it is the second part of the Tryptich that sealed Piotr's fame. This second part is his most well known work to date, and is called Tu Es Petrus (You Are Peter). It was always Piotr's plan to present this work to the late John Paul II, but sadly the pope died before he could be presented with the masterpiece. Rubik's magnum opus is still well known and loved to this day, and it is this that helped to make him a household name. The third section of the tryptich was based around the tragic events in two different but equally well know Septembers-one being the invasion of Poland by the Nazis during WWII, and the second being the attacks on the World Trade Centre. These releases allowed Piotr to make his mark and gain respect in the world of classical music-while at the same time the pieces were re released for radio, making Piotr's work available to many different tastes.
Despite the great success of these compositions, Piotr was gradually losing critical acclaim from the classical world as his releases were being adapted for the popular mainstream radio and pop songs. Despite this, his rise to fame was unfettered-being more widely available to a variety of musical tastes spread the knowledge and popularity of this remarkable composer's work. Following the trends of what the public wanted, Rubik released "Krakow"-a tribute which brought about a number of pop releases. The public by now were snapping up his songs, and in 2008 Piotr continued to branch into the world of pop with Habitat, in which he himself played the piano.
A composer who constantly walked a thin divide between classical music and orchestral pop, Piotr Rubik remains one of the most well known and well respected voices of the Polish-and worldwide-music scene to this day.
Piotr Rubik - Orchestra Choir Soloists
Santo Subito canto biography John Paul II
January 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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