Biography

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Wojciech Kilar (Polish: [ˈvɔjt͡ɕex ˈkilar]; 17 July 1932 – 29 December 2013) was a Polish classical and film music composer. His film scores have won many honors including the best score award for the music to Ziemia obiecana / The Promised Land in 1975, followed by the Prix Louis Delluc in 1980 for the music to Le Roi et l'Oiseau / The King and the Mockingbird, and an award at the Cork International Film Festival for the music to From A Far Country (1981) about the life of Pope John Paul II.

One of his greatest successes came with his score to Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula in 1993 which received the ASCAP Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Producers in Los Angeles, nominated also for the Saturn Award for Best Music in a science fiction, fantasy, or horror film in San Francisco in 1993. In 2003, he won the César Award for Best Film Music written for The Pianist, at France's 28th César Awards Ceremony in 2003, for which he also received a BAFTA nomination. The Pianist (soundtrack) featured his "Moving to the Ghetto Oct. 31, 1940" with the other 10 tracks being works by Frédéric Chopin. The music in the movie includes pieces by Beethoven and Bach.

The vast majority of Wojciech Kilar's work remains undiscovered by the music public at large, despite having written music for well over 100 films, including: Bram Stoker's Dracula, Death and the Maiden, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ninth Gate, Pan Tadeusz, The Pianist, Zemsta, and We Own the Night.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wojciech Kilar (Polish: [ˈvɔjt͡ɕex ˈkilar]; 17 July 1932 – 29 December 2013) was a Polish classical and film music composer. His film scores have won many honors including the best score award for the music to Ziemia obiecana / The Promised Land in 1975, followed by the Prix Louis Delluc in 1980 for the music to Le Roi et l'Oiseau / The King and the Mockingbird, and an award at the Cork International Film Festival for the music to From A Far Country (1981) about the life of Pope John Paul II.

One of his greatest successes came with his score to Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula in 1993 which received the ASCAP Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Producers in Los Angeles, nominated also for the Saturn Award for Best Music in a science fiction, fantasy, or horror film in San Francisco in 1993. In 2003, he won the César Award for Best Film Music written for The Pianist, at France's 28th César Awards Ceremony in 2003, for which he also received a BAFTA nomination. The Pianist (soundtrack) featured his "Moving to the Ghetto Oct. 31, 1940" with the other 10 tracks being works by Frédéric Chopin. The music in the movie includes pieces by Beethoven and Bach.

The vast majority of Wojciech Kilar's work remains undiscovered by the music public at large, despite having written music for well over 100 films, including: Bram Stoker's Dracula, Death and the Maiden, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ninth Gate, Pan Tadeusz, The Pianist, Zemsta, and We Own the Night.

Personal Info

Known For Sound

Gender Male

Known Credits 72

Birthday 1932-07-17

Day of Death 2013-12-29

Place of Birth Lwów, Lwowskie, Poland

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Also Known As

  • Wojciech Artur Kilar

Sound TV ShowsMovies

2014 Foreign Body Original Music Composer
2009 Revisited Original Music Composer
2008 And a Warm Heart Original Music Composer
2007 Black Sun Original Music Composer
2007 We Own the Night Original Music Composer
2005 Persona non grata Original Music Composer
2002 Zemsta Original Music Composer
2002 The Pianist Original Music Composer
2002 The Supplement Original Music Composer
2000 Weekend Stories: The Hidden Treasure Original Music Composer
2000 Life as a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease Original Music Composer
1999 Pan Tadeusz Original Music Composer
1999 The Ninth Gate Original Music Composer
1999 A Week in the Life of a Man Original Music Composer
1998 Weekend Stories: The Last Circle Music
1996 The Portrait of a Lady Original Music Composer
1996 At Full Gallop Original Music Composer
1996 Weekend Stories: Deceptive Charm Original Music Composer
1996 Fantôme avec chauffeur Original Music Composer
1995 Faustina Original Music Composer
1994 Death as a Slice of Bread Original Music Composer
1994 Death and the Maiden Original Music Composer
1993 A King for Burning Original Music Composer
1992 Dracula Original Music Composer
1992 The Silent Touch Original Music Composer
1991 Life for Life: Maximilian Kolbe Music
1990 Korczak Original Music Composer
1989 Inventory Original Music Composer
1989 Wherever You Are... Original Music Composer
1988 Turning Table Music
1988 Salsa Music
1987 Blind Chance Original Music Composer
1986 Chronicle of Amorous Accidents Original Music Composer
1985 Power Of Evil Music
1984 A Year of the Quiet Sun Original Music Composer
1982 Imperative Music
1982 Versuchung Music
1981 From a Far Country Music
1980 The Contract Music
1980 The Constant Factor Music
1979 Ways in the Night Original Music Composer
1979 From a Night Porter's Point of View Original Music Composer
1979 Rodzina Połanieckich (7 episodes)Music
1979 David Music
1978 Spiral Music
1977 Camouflage Original Music Composer
1976 The Shadow-Line Original Music Composer
1975 Pittsville - Ein Safe voll Blut Original Music Composer
1975 The Promised Land Original Music Composer
1975 A Woman's Decision Original Music Composer
1973 Hipoteza Original Music Composer
1973 Illumination Original Music Composer
1973 Jealousy and Medicine Music
1973 Hubal Original Music Composer
1971 Family Life Original Music Composer
1971 The Ring of Queen Ann Original Music Composer
1970 Rejs Original Music Composer
1970 Lokis. A Manuscript of Professor Wittembach Original Music Composer
1969 Only the Dead Can Answer Original Music Composer
1969 The Structure of Crystals Original Music Composer
1969 The Criminal Who Stole a Crime Original Music Composer
1967 Our Folks Original Music Composer
1967 Westerplatte Resists Original Music Composer
1967 The Killer Leaves a Trace Music
1967 Return to Earth Music
1967 The Vampire Sound
1965 Jump Original Music Composer
1964 Giuseppe in Warsaw Music
1961 Silent Traces Original Music Composer
1960 Nobody's Calling Original Music Composer
1960 The Moonwalkers Original Music Composer

Acting

2003 Paul Grimault, image par image as Himself

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