As a contemporary composer interested in instrumental, vocal as well as electro-acoustic music, Przemysław Scheller is exploring the nature of sound, developing various dimensions of time and space, searching for the bond between past and present.

In this journey he is greatly inspired by Gregorian chants, early polyphony as well as spectralism.

One of his passions is to collect and play on ethnic instruments, such as didgeridoo, fujara and hapi-drum which can be found in his personal collection.

Przemysław Scheller

Composer

Experience

Composition

Ensembles
Nem Music Orchestra, Katowice City’s Singers’ Ensemble Camerata Silesia, AUKSO, musikFabrik Koln, Progress Chamber Orchestra, Lorien Trio and many more…

Festivals
Warsaw Autumn, Musica Polonica Nova, Brand New Music, Janackuv May and many more…

Lecturer

Assistant Professor
Silesian University in Katowice, Art Departament in Cieszyn, New Media Institute
Tutor of composition, sound synthesis and theory of music on Sound in Video Games faculty

Assistant Professor
Academy of Music in Katowice, Composition & Theory of Music Departament, Tutor of electro-acoustic music

Prizes and scholarships

Prizes

  • Composers’ Concert of the Year – 1st prize and Public Award
  • Generace International Composition Competition in Ostrava – 1st prize & 2nd prize (twice)
  • Composition Competition in Gdańsk – 1st prize
  • and many more…

Scholarships

  • Young Poland Scholar
  • Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (twice)
  • Adam Mickiewicz Institute & Ensemble musikFabrik (scholarship for workshops)
  • Academy of Music in Katowice’s sholarship for best students/doctorants

Education

2018

Doctorate Received
Przemysław Scheller, Ph. D. – doctorate in composition

2016 - 2017

Mixed Composition Ph. D. Studies
Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon with Michele Tadini

2014 - 2017

Composition Ph. D. Studies
Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice with Jarosław Mamczarski

2008 - 2014

Bachelor & Master in Composition
Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in Aleksander Lasoń’s class

Erasmus
Conservatoire National Superieur Musique et Danse de Lyon in Philippe Hurel’s class

Interests

Acoustics

How the sound is generated, perceived or synthesized?

How can we deceive our perception with audio illusions?

Science
Where is link between music and scientific fields as geometry, neuroscience or psychology?

How the music can be inspired by phycisal phenomenons?

Art
What visual art is telling us?

Photography, history, dreams…

Languages

polish, english, french