Marek Raczyński composed a number of vocal and instrumental pieces, instrumental chamber pieces, as well as numerous arrangements. His a capella choir compositions have won special recognition and are currently in the permanent repertoire of ensembles from all over the world (including the US, Argentina, Mexico, Japan, Wales, Germany, France, Austria, Lithuania and the Netherlands). His compositions have been played at a number of international festivals and competitions.
Marek Raczyński was first introduced to music by Prof. Stefan Stuligrosz and performed in his choir, the Poznan Nightingales, for over a decade. He further developed his music sensitivity and the knowledge of choral literature while performing in choirs in Poland and Germany. He mastered his composing skills at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw at the Postgraduate Composition Course in the class of Prof. Paweł Łukaszewski.
The works of Marek Raczyński were appreciated numerous times by the juries of composers’ competitions. As his greatest achievements he considers: the 1st place at the International Composers’ Competition Musica Sacra for Media Vita, a capella for three choirs (Cologne, Germany, 2015), a special prize at the Tadeusz Baird Young Composers’ Competition for the work for a vocal sextet Jako cień są nasze dni … (Warsaw, Poland, 2016), the 2nd place and the award of the Poznan Chamber Choir Composer in Residence at the Composers’ Competition Opus 966 for the work Spiritus Domini for a mixed a capella choir (Poznan, Poland, 2014).
The work of Marek Raczyński is not limited to composing. He is the co-founder and member of the Vocal Ensemble Minimus, and since 2015 he has been the vice chairman of the Chamber Music Promotion Association Musica Minima.