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’, the German TV film ‘Das Ende Der Geduld’ 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.
He started 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 prof. Marek Stachowski at the Academy of Music in Krakow. During his studies, he started a festival for young composers. After finishing his studies, Antoni worked closely with a number of assistants, two of whom are now establishing their position as independent composers of music for film and theatre in Poland.
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), ‘Back To Your Arms’ (directed by Kristijonas Vilidziunas) and “Between Two Fires” (directed by Agnieszka Lukasiak).
Antoni has also scored the music for many TV & theatre projects such as the HBO TV mini-series ‘Burning Bush’ (for which he won the 2014 Czech Lion Award), ‘Into Deep Water’ and theatre production ‘Wyobrazcie Sobie: Andrezej Seweryn’.
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.