Philip CZAPŁOWSKI bio / orchestral chamber solo / gallery media contact
Philip Czapłowski was born in London in 1958. His father was Polish, and his mother English.
From around the age of four Czapłowski taught himself to play the piano by ear. He began formal piano lessons three years later, and almost from the outset composed pieces for the piano. His family migrated to Australia in 1969, and he has lived in Melbourne ever since.
When Czapłowski was fifteen years old, his mother died, and from then on he became largely responsible for his own musical development. He arranged to study composition privately with Felix Werder, before going on to study Music at Melbourne University, including composition with Peter Tahourdin. Whilst completing an arts degree at La Trobe University (in which he majored in cinema studies) Czapłowski studied music composition with Keith Humble and Ted Dollarhide.
During 2005 Czapłowski studied at the Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland, where he worked with Zbigniew Bujarski, Krystyna Moszumañska-Nazar, Wojciech Widłak, and Anna Zawadska-Gołosz.
From 2005 to 2007 Czapłowski studied towards the completion of a PhD in music composition at Monash University, and during this time he also lectured in music theory.
In 2011 Czapłowski composed the music for the Australian feature film The Caretaker, written and directed by Tom Conyers and produced by Mark White.
Performers of Philip Czapłowski's music include:
Philip Czapłowski's music has featured regularly in international festivals including: