Abel Korzeniowski’s work in film music places him in a small group of composers who seem destined to define the future of the art form. It is his passionate, evocative, and truly original music grounded in modern European style, that fixes a singular impression on the listener.

Korzeniowski’s scores have received tremendous critical enthusiasm and numerous awards, most notably two Golden Globe nominations, and three World Soundtrack Awards. His lush, stirring, highly original music for Tom Ford’s A Single Man, starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore, was greeted with immediate acclaim. The score caught the attention of Madonna, who invited him to create music for her feature film W.E.. Stylish and bittersweet, W.E.’s score brilliantly reflects the glamorous romance between Wallis Simpson and The Duke of Windsor. One reviewer called it “chocolate for the ears.”

Evgeni’s Waltz, a piano piece from W.E., became the basis of a new version of Madonna’s hit Like a Virgin, performed during her 2012 MDNA world tour.

For Patricia Kaas, Mr. Korzeniowski has reimagined the songs of Edith Piaf, arranging and producing the record album Kaas Chante Piaf, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Piaf’s death.

In addition to his other film work, Mr. Korzeniowski has created musical identities for some of the world’s most prestigious brands, including BMW-i Electric Vehicles and Tiffany & Co.

Born in Krakow, Poland, Korzeniowski studied classical composition under Krzysztof Penderecki. In 2006, he moved to Los Angeles, where he currently resides.


photo by Marcin Oleszczyk


  • 2005 Golden Knight Award (Zolotoi Vityaz) for best composer at the Golden Knight International Film Festival in Chelyabinsk, Russia (for music for “Tomorrow’s weather”). During the 14th edition, 300 cinematographers from 31 countries presented more than 200 movies.
  • 2002 Jancio Wodnik Award for best music for film (“An angel in Cracow”) of the Prowincjonalia Film Festival in Wrzesnia, Poland – nationally recognized film festival with 12-year history.
  • 2002 Ludwik Award for best music for theater play (“Kafka”) in Cracow, Poland. Ludwiks are prestigious awards of Cracow theater community, founded in 1996 to recognize and honour excellence and outstanding artistic achievements of the year.
  • 2001 Golden Ducks Award Nominee for best film composer. Golden Ducks of “Film” monthly are the oldest Polish film awards, annual from 1956.
  • 2000 Golden Lions Award for best music for film (“Big Animal”) of the 25th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, which is the most important and prestigious film festival in Poland. Each year, showing both main stream film and TV production as well as independent movies. It is the main event for the whole film industry in Poland, co-organised by the Polish Ministry of Culture and the Association of Polish Filmmakers.