Zbigniew Preisner

DIARIES OF HOPE
Lisa Gerrard
Matthew Price
Konrad Mastyło
Adam Klocek
Istanbul Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
composer and conductor Zbigniew Preisner
Turkish premiere May 8th 2014

Zbigniew Preisner (b. 1955) is Poland's leading film music composer and is considered to be one of the most outstanding film composers of his generation. For many years Preisner enjoyed a close collaboration with the director Krzysztof Kieslowski and his scriptwriter Krzysztof Piesiewicz. His scores for Kieslowski's films – Dekalog, The Double Life Of Veronique, Three Colours Blue, Three Colours White and Three Colours Red – have brought him international acclaim.

Preisner has scored many feature films including Hector Babenco's At Play In The Fields Of The Lord, Louis Malle's Damage, Luis Mandoki's When A Man Loves A Woman, Agnieszka Holland's The Secret Garden and Charles Sturridge's Fairytale: A True Story; Thomas Vinterberg's It's All About Love, Jean Becker's Effroyables jardins; Claude Miller's Un Secret and Max Färberböck's Anonyma.

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We invite you to watch a video of ‘Epitaph’ from the Turkish premiere of Diaries of Hope at the Congress Centre in Istanbul, Turkey, on 8th May 2014. Zbigniew Preisner conducts the Istanbul Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, with featured vocalist Lisa Gerrard.

Latest Release

Diaries Of HopeDIARIES OF HOPE
by Zbigniew Preisner

Diaries of Hope is inspired by the diaries and poems of Polish children who were victims of the Holocaust. Preisner's major new five-movement work features Lisa Gerrard in the principal vocal role and treble Archie Buchanan in settings of two chamber songs, with the Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus. 


This is the first time that Lisa Gerrard has collaborated with Preisner. She is best known for her collaboration with Brendan Perry in Dead Can Dance and for her vocals on several major film scores.

Preisner Productions will release Diaries of Hope on CD, vinyl and digital in October 2013. To download the complete album from iTunes Click Here >

A digital single from the album, titled Lament (Radio Edit), is now available to download and stream on all major music download and streaming websites, including iTunes Click Here >

Latest News

NEW PREISNER WORK OPENS ICE KRAKOW

The premiere of Zbigniew Preisners major new work 2014 Here and Now will take place on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th October 2014. The two performances are the inaugural events of the ICE Krakow Congress Centre.
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LA GRANDE BELLEZZA WINS OSCAR

La Grande Bellezza wins Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film Of The Year.
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AGLAJA WINS FILM FESTIVAL PRIZES

The release of Zbigniew Preisner's score on Quartet Records coincides with Krisztina Deak's film Aglaja garnering several international film festival prizes.
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  • Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • Agnieszka Holland
  • Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • Sinfonia Varsovia & Varsov Chamber Choir
  • The Warsaw Symphony Orchestra
  • Aukso Orchestra & Camerata Silesia

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