Composer Chester Jankowski
Chester Jankowski is a composer, musician, and technologist based in New York. He earned a doctorate in composition at the University of Toronto in 1998. During the 1990s, his music was performed by leading Canadian virtuosi and new music groups including Array Music, Millennium, pianist Stephen Clarke, violinist Scott St. John and many others, with broadcasts on CBC's Two New Hours and The Arts Tonight. Jankowski studied with Lothar Klein and Gustav Ciamaga at the University of Toronto; with John Weinzweig and Gary Kulesha at the first ever Composer's Workshop, Academy of Advanced Study at the Festival of the Sound; with George Tsontakis at Aspen; with Alexina Louie, Sydney Hodkinson, Peter Paul Koprowski and David Myska at the University of Western Ontario. In 1997, Jankowski was the recipient of the Sir Ernest MacMillan Foundation composition award, one of Canada's most prestigious national awards for composers under the age of 30. Since 1997, Jankowski has lived in New York City, where he continues to write and record music in a variety of genres in his home recording studio.