Romuald Twardowski

'As opposed to the mad apologists who stand for all that is new at all costs, I did appreciate the role and significance of tradition, finding in it inspiration for my own music.' - Romuald Twardowski

Polish composer, pianist, organist and teacher Romuald Twardowski was born in Vilnius on 17 June 1930. He studied in Vilnius, later in Warsaw and also with Nadia Boulanger in Paris.

His output as a composer was traditional in style and included much religious music.  He wrote many choral and orchestral works, but also keyboard and chamber music, operas and ballets.

From 1971 he taught at the Uniwersytet Muzyczny Fryderyka Chopina in Warsaw. He won a series of prizes and awards, and was a jury member for several choral competitions.

Romuald Twardowski died on 13 January 2024, aged ninety-three.


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