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Maciej Bałenkowski is currently a PhD student of composition under the supervision of Maestro prof. dr h.c. mult. Krzysztof Penderecki. He is a graduate of composition at The Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw (with distinction and honorary diploma "Primus inter pares"), scholar of Hochschule der Künste Bern (Bern, Switzerland) as well Conservatorio superior de música "Joaquín Rodrigo" (Valencia, Spain), laureate of over 20 international and national composition prizes, including The Respighi Prize 2018 – award of Chamber Orchestra of New York, I prize at "Debut Berlin 2017" International Concert Competition in Berlin, I prize at the Young Composer’s Competition in Vancouver (2015), I Prize at the 4th Annual Call for scores composition competition, organized by Veridian Symphony Orchestra in Yuba City, California (2016), Main prize at "Sinfonietta per Sinfonietta" International Composition Competition, organized by Sinfonietta Cracovia (2015), 2nd prize in II International Composition Competition "Generace" in Ostrava (2013), Finalist of 2017 Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra Student Composition Competition, Finalist of 3rd Annual Young Composers Competition organized by Chorus Austin in Austin, Texas (2016).

Compositions of Maciej Bałenkowski have been performed and awarded in the USA, Russia, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, United Kingdom, Germany, Estonia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Poland, by orchestras, ensembles and choirs like London Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of New York, Tallinn Sinfonietta (Glasparlenspiel Sinfonietta), Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra (Budapest), German National Orchestra, Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Toruń Symphony Orchestra, Sound Factory Orchestra, Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra, and others, in concert halls like: Carnegie Hall, Musikverein Wien, Queen Elisabeth Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Moscow Conservatory Concert Hall, Utrecht Philharmonie, Di Menna Center for Classical Music in New York City, Cracow Philharmonie, Szczecin Philharmonie, Poznań Philharmonie, Royal Conservatory Concert Hall in Antwerp, Splendor Concert Hall in Amsterdam and many others.