Michał Ossowski

Michał Ossowski, (b. 1984) is a Polish composer. He enjoys listening to a variety of music genres; however, as a composer, he sticks mainly with traditional forms and ensembles. He also created some chamber, electronic and theatre music. Like many of his colleagues, Michał won several prizes, obtained some commission, and got a few scholarships.

He graduated in composition with Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil in Poznań, also studied film music and audiovisual art in Łódź. His music has been performed in Europe and Asia at numerous festivals, by performers such as Ensemble Musikfabrik, Caritas Chamber Choir, The Polish Chamber Choir Schola Cantorum Gedanensis, Poznan Chamber Choir, Sepia Ensemble. He is increasingly interested in foreign languages acquisition, and memorization techniques. After one year spent in Tokyo, he passed The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test, not the highest level though.

Following Tchaikovsky’s and Mussorgsky’s footsteps, he had experienced duty as a civil servant. Since his true calling and passion is encouraging young people to explore and create new music, Michał enjoys his work as a music theory teacher at his hometown Toruń.


Alleluia for SATB div. choir a capella (2018)
The Starved for SATB div. choir a capella (2018)
The Mourner for SATB div. choir a capella (2018)
The Moon for SATB div. choir a capella (2018)
Vergine Tutta Santa for SSA choir a capella (2018)
Cantate Domino for SSAA choir a capella (2018)
Lucis Creator Optime for SSAA choir a capella (2013)
consectetur for SATB div. choir a capella (2012)
Offertorium for 12-part mixed choir a capella (2007-2009)
Angelus Domini for SATB div. choir a capella (2002)


Shake up for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2018)
Pęk barw (Tuft of colours) for clarinet, trombone, cello and piano (2017)
Trio for violin, cello and piano (2014)
Skrawki (Shreds) for cello and accordion (2013)
Rete infinita for chamber ensemble (2012)
Szrot (Junkyard) for bass clarinet, electric guitar, cello and accordion (2011)
Złom (Scrap metal) for clarinet, electric guitar and piano (2009)
Mazurki for 6 performers (2010)
Sonata for cello and piano (2009-2010)
Songs to the Paul Eluard’s Haiku for soprano and piano (2008)
Negatyw for 7 performers (2007)


The Ugly Duckling theatre music (2013)
CIRSLE electronic (2012)
Gruz (Rubble) electronic (2011)
Concerto for bass clarinet and orchestra (2008-2009)