Philip Czaplowski, composer

Philip CzaplowskiIn 2007 Philip Czaplowski completed a PhD in music composition at Monash under the supervision of Thomas Reiner. Performers of Philip’s music include the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, the New York Miniaturist Ensemble, Orquestra Antunes Câmara, Australia Pro Arte, the Canberra Wind Soloists, the Chamber Strings of Melbourne, Geelong Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Soloists, Australia Felix, Kazimierz Dawidek, Harry Sparnaay, Carla Rees, Lisa Cella, Jeffrey Crellin, and many of Australia’s leading musicians.

Philip writes:

‘Studying for a PhD in Composition at Monash was an important and rewarding milestone in my career as a composer. My thesis was about the use of multiple styles as a compositional approach, and my research was invaluable in strengthening my compositional activities. In a world where information and knowledge circulate in almost overwhelming quantities, it is important to remain focused on what is personally relevant and useful—and finely honed research skills are essential to this task. One of the most appealing aspects of the school of music at Monash is that, in addition to a tradition of excellence, their approach to research encourages new ideas and expansiveness of thought. I am proud to have completed my Doctorate at Monash.’