Paweł Bębenek

He is a graduate of Postgraduate Studies in Choirdom and Voice Emission at the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz. From 2002 as a conductor he led choir and orchestra of the Dominican Church Ministry in Krakow, the choir of the Carmelites Ministry in Krakow, the choir of young people meeting in Wołczyn. Capuchins’s Ministry. He regularly conducts liturgical and music choir workshops in Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, Germany, Great Britain, Denmark and the United States, often cooperating with Hubert Kowalski, Piotr Pałka and his wife, Laura Bębenek. He also collaborated with the Choir of the Center for Thought of John Paul II during the performance of the Dawn for the Unborn (2011) and the Płock Symphony Orchestra during a concert on the occasion of the apparitions of Jesus to Saint Faustina (2013). He also co-conducted workshop sessions for choirs, including with Jacek Sykulski, prof. dr hab. Jadwiga Gałęska-Tritt, dr hab. Beata Borowska, Ewa Sykulska, dr Joanna Piech-Sławecka, prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Wtorkowska.

Since 1995, he has been composing liturgical vocal and instrumental music, a cappella and stage music. His compositions were included in the songbooks: Mass of Mercy, Inconceivable Trinity vol. 1 and 2, I want to see God, Canticum Novum and XLI edition of the Church Songbook of Fr. Jan Siedlecki. His compositions appeared on the following albums: Polish Prayer, Mass of Mercy, With Love and Confidence, Desideria Carmina, When the Savior of the World is born, Dawn for the unborn, Maranatha, Alle psallite. He is also a composer of music for the musical Zazdrosna Miłość staged in 2003 at the Old Theater and Słowacki Theater in Krakow, as well as music for the spectacle Żywot św. Kingi (2004)

Scholes and choirs around the world reach for his works, including famous artists, such as musicians of the Lower Silesian Philharmonic, Schola Cantorum Gedanensis, Choir of the Moscow Cathedral, Choir of the St. Petersburg Metropolis, Linnamuusikud (Estonia), Tomasz Stańko, Piotr Baron, Andrzej Lampert, Justyna Steczkowska, Krystian Adam Krzeszowiak.

He has been singing since 1989 as a tenor, but also a countertenor, he was a student of Jacek Ozimkowski PhD, a soloist, deputy dean of the Vocal and Acting Department of the Academy of Music in Krakow. He started at the Academic Pastoral Office of the Dominican Church in Krakow. For many years he was associated with early music groups like Brotherhood of Lute, with which he toured in many European countries and Floripari. He also collaborated with the Krakow Philharmonic and the bands Sirin from Moscow and Linnamuusikud from Tallinn. He has worked with many respected musicians, such as Antoni Pilch, Stanisław Szczyciński, Aleksander Tomczyk, Jacek Sykulski, Marcin, Mateusz and Jan Pospieszalski, Joachim Mencel, Jan Budziaszek, Taivo Niitvägi (Estonia) and Andrei Kotov (Russia).