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Chester Swiatkowski

Instructor, Music

MMA, Yale School of Music (Yale University) BM, Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford)


CHET SWIATKOWSKI, who holds degrees from the Yale School of Music and the Hartt School of Music, has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in solo and chamber music concerts.


Mr. Swiatkowski has performed with the New Music Group of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (for which he has also recorded), the Monday Evening Concerts, the Ojai Festivals, the Composers' Choice Series at UCLA, the Mozart Festivals and for concerts at the Hollywood Bowl.


He has recorded for Orion Records, Crystal Records, MCA Records and has recorded the piano solos in well over 3000 film scores for the major television and motion picture studios. He has collaborated with such well-known film composers as John Barry, James Horner and John Williams who, in a letter written to Mr. Swiatkowski remarked:"What artistry and warmth-of-spirit you bring to everything you touch!"Mr. Swiatkowski's solo piano film credits include performances of Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto for "The Competition" (with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra), Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" for "Somewhere in Time" and Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2 for "Center Stage" ----- all these being the original sound-track recordings. Mr. Swiatkowski is currently on the music teaching faculty at Mount Saint Mary’s University.