Lucas Lechowski is a Polish born composer, violinist and guitarist. Lucas started his career as a classical violinist, performing with various ensembles and touring Europe with orchestras (such as The Yehudi Menuhin's International Youth Orchestra Academy in Bayreuth). In his professional life his passion and curiosity for music led him to explore many genres of music. He has been performing and recording music with classical, jazz, folk and rock groups. He graduated from the University of Music in Katowice, Poland, receiving: B.A. in Violin Performance, M.A. in Jazz Violin Performance, and M.A. in Jazz Guitar Performance.
Lucas has also originated numerous projects showcased at music festivals, film festivals and art galleries. His experimental projects involve technology combined with improvised music and image. The debut multimedia project Hello was critically acclaimed in Poland; Sketches from Virtual Space, project that explores music and architecture of cyberspace was recently published in art, science and new media magazine CyberEmphaty.
He also creates experimental pieces of music: The Outer Space (for 12 violins was released on a classical album Millennial Masters II, a compilation of works from the most promising up and coming classical composers published by Ablaze Records); Unity, explores violin and piano harmonics and semitones, and Wrinkles is an experimental juxtaposition of digital sound processing (‘wrinkling’) and acoustic violin sound. Lechowski also wrote Traffic and Minimal for the contemporary wing of the Baltimore Museum of Arts.
Among other projects, Lucas scored NBC’s Tom Brokaw Special: Where Were You: The Day JFK Died commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of President Kennedy aired in NBC on the day of anniversary. One of the short films he scored Un mundo para Raul won the Student Academy Award ® (Student Oscars) in 2013 and another short film Lucas worked on in 2013 - Perfidia by David Figueroa, was a semifinalist of 2014 Student Academy Award ® and a winner of the Directors Guild of America Student Film Award.
Lucas was honored to be among selectees of several of most prestigious film music fellowships and workshops. In 2014 he became a Berlinale Talent and ASCAP/Film Independent Project Involve fellow; in 2013 he became a Sundance Institute Fellow after being chosen to participate in the Sundance Institute Composers Lab (Feature Film) at the Skywalker Ranch. In 2012 he was selected for the ASCAP/Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop and also in 2012 he was selected for the NYU/ASCAP Television & Film Scoring Workshop. In January 2013 Lucas was chosen to participate in The Society of Composers and Lyricists' Mentorship Program and relocated to Los Angeles where he currently resides.