Antoni Komasa-Lazarkiewicz is a Polish composer currently residing in Berlin, Germany. In 2014, he worked on the Lionsgate TV mini-series ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and the Polish war drama ‘Miasto 44’. In 2016, Antoni composed the music for ‘Spoor’ directed by Agnieszka Holland which premiered at Berlinale 2017 and won the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize. They collaborated again on 2018 for feature ‘Mr Jones’, starring James Norton, the film received at Golden Bear ‘Best Film’ nomination at Berlinale 2019. Antoni has been involved in Holland’s latest film ‘The Charlatan’ and is currently working on a German-Polish television project ‘The Turncoat’, directed by Florian Gallenberger.
He began his musical education at the age of six by attending music school in Warsaw, starting with the piano before taking up the clarinet and percussion. From 1998-2003, Antoni studied composition with professor Marek Stachowski at the Academy of Music in Krakow. During his studies, Antoni worked on scores for film and theatre, beginning with Agnieszka Holland’s 2002 feature film ‘Julie Walking Home’ and ’Hierankl’, a debut by the German director Hans Steinbichler.
Antoni went on to win the 2008 European Film Music Trophy Young Talent Award for ‘Winterreise’ and the German Television Music Award for ‘My Mother, My Bride and I’. Major projects Antoni has composed for include ‘In Darkness’ (directed by Agnieszka Holland), ‘Clair Obscur’ (by Yesim Ustaoglu; Antoni has received the Best Music prize for this score at the Istanbul IFF) for ‘Amok’ by Kasia Adamik.
Antoni has also scored the music for many television and theatre projects such as the HBO TV mini-series ‘Burning Bush’ (for which he won the 2014 Czech Lion Award), Polish TV series ‘Odwróceni’ and the Netflix original production of ‘1983’.
Most recently, Antoni was honoured with an individual achievement award for his original scores for feature films ‘The Butler’ directed by Filip Bajon and ‘Werewolf’ directed by Adrian Panek, as part of the 43rd Polish Film Festival.