Andrzej Kwiecinski - a composer, he was born in 1984 in Warsaw. He studied at composition departent of Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag (the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands) in the class of Richard Ayers, Diderik Hakmy-Wagenaar, Martijn Padding, Yannis Kyriakides and Louis Andriessen. His works have been performed at numerous concerts and festivals such as the Festival of World Premieres, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Klang!, Musica Polonica Nova, Turning Sounds, Warsaw Autumn by bands such as Matangi Quartet, the Rubens Quartet, the Nieuw Ensemble, Ensemble Resonanz Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra or Aukso Orchestra. He received the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage award and scholarship, the Dutch Ministry of Culture "Huygens Scholarship", the Schuurman Schimmel-van Outeren Stichting foundation and the Witold Lutoslawski Society sholarships. In 2012, within the program conducted by the Institute for Music and Dance, Andrzej Kwiecinski was composer-in-residence at the Łódź Philharmonic. In 2010 he was awarded the 1st prize in the composers' competition 'Young Masters XXI'. In 2012 he was nominated for the Gaudeamus Prize. In 2014, at the 61st International Rostrum of Composers his song "Canzon de 'baci" won first place in the category of composers under 30 years of age, the recommendation in the general category and a special award of the UNESCO International Music Council and Radio France.