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Zbigniew Preisner (born 20 May 1955 as Zbigniew Antoni Kowalski) is a Polish film score composer, best known for his work with film director Krzysztof Kieślowski.

Preisner is best known for the music composed for the films directed by fellow Pole Krzysztof Kieślowski. His Song for the Unification of Europe, based on the Greek text of 1 Corinthians 13, is attributed to a character in Kieślowski's Three Colors: Blue and plays a dominating role in the story. His music for Three Colors: Red includes a setting of Polish and French versions of a poem by Wisława Szymborska, a Polish Nobel Prize-winning poet.

He working as composer to American, European and Polish movies.

He makes a score to two Touchstone Pictures movies.

Composer

Awards

  • 1991-1993: 3 LAFCA Awards for Best Music
  • 1995, 1996: César for Best Music to films: Trzy Kolory: Różowy i Élisa
  • 1997: Silver Berlin Bear - Outstanding Single Achievement The Island on Bird Street
  • 2016: Cinema Brazil Grand Prize for Best Original Music to A História Da Eternidade