Originally from Poland, Szymon Brzoska started playing the piano from his early childhood. He graduated from the Music Academy in Poznan, Poland as well as from the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium.
Brzoska’s particular interest in the synergy between music, contemporary dance, theatre and cinema led him to participate in numerous collaborative projects across various art forms.
In 2008 he composed the score for Sutra, a collaboration with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and monks from the Shaolin temple in China.
Sutra’s success led Brzoska and Cherkaoui to join forces on two more projects: Orbo Novo performed by the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, which premiered in 2009 and Dunas, a duet between Cherkaoui and celebrated flamenco danseuse Maria Pagés.
Brzoska then turned towards more intimate projects which resulted in I will by Małgorzata Dzierzon, a Rambert Dance Company member, (S)NOW by Dutch choreographer Joost Vrouenraets and Desert with the Polish Dance Theatre.
His orchestral score for Labyrinth, a ballet commissioned by Het Nationale Ballet, which premiered in Amsterdam in 2011, was yet another opportunity to revisit his artistic relationship with Cherkaoui.
Contemporary dance performances with his music have been presented in the most prestigious venues around the world like Sadler’s Wells Theatre London, Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Centre in New York, Esplanade in Singapore as well as at the Festival D’Avignon.
Brzoska’s contemporary compositions were performed during the music @ venture festival in Antwerp, Festival of Polish Piano Music and Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival in Canterbury.
He also wrote the soundtrack for the French film Le bruit des gens autour directed by Diastème.