Musicologist and journalist
Born in 1976, Laskowski was Press Office Director for the 2010 Chopin Year, the 15th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw (2010) and the 14th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2011). Presenter of the radio programs Opera Nights and Tematy przewodnie (Themes) at PR2 (Polish Radio Program 2), he has translated a number of books, including The Rest Is Noise by Alex Ross. The year 2013 saw the appearance of his book Skrywany wulkan (Hidden Volcano) published by Polish Music Publishers PWM. The book contains Aleksander Laskowski’s interviews with four world’s leading conductors about Polish composer Witold Lutosławski. His next book, Si, Amore, is a collection of his talks with Aleksandra Kurzak, the most famous Polish opera singer. At the Adam Mickiewicz Institute Laskowski is in charge of the contacts with the world media and of the preparation of Radio Orpheus Hosting the Adam Mickiewicz Institute weekly programs aimed to promote Polish music in Russia.