Saturday 9 May 1998


Born: November 16th, 1958, Rybnik (Poland)
Nationality: Polish

In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview


Wiesław Pieregorólka played in several jazz bands as a clarinettist and pianist, before he formed the Pieregorólka Big Band, which, in the 1980s, contained some of Poland’s best jazz musicians and performed in jazz festivals abroad. In the 1990s, Pieregorólka established himself as an important record producer for Universal Music, working with artists such as Wojtek Pilichowski, Kasia Kowalska, and Srebrne Kagańce. 

As a composer and arranger, he wrote for the likes of Kuba Badach, Andrzej Zaucha, and the groups Perfect and Boleros. In 1997, he was nominated for the Fryderyk Award for best arranger of the year. He wrote the music to several TV series, including the sitcom Lokatorzy, which ran for 6 years.


Wiesław Pieregorólka conducted two Polish Eurovision Song Contest entries, the first one being ‘Chcę znać swój grzech’ for Kasia Kowalska in 1996; the sophisticated arrangement to this intense ballad was written by Pieregorólka himself. Two years later, he conducted ‘To takie proste’ for the band Sixteen in the festival final held in Birmingham. 

Lastly, in 1999, the first Eurovision edition without an orchestra present, Pieregorolka had a hand in writing the studio arrangement for that year's Polish entry, 'Przytul mnie mocno'.


Country – Poland
Song title – “Chcę znaċ swój grzech”
Rendition – Kasia Kowalska
Lyrics – Kasia Kowalska
Composition – Robert Amirian
Studio arrangement – Wiesław Pieregorólka
Live orchestration – Wiesław Pieregorólka
Conductor – Wiesław Pieregorólka
Score audio semi-final – 15th place (42 votes)
Score – 15th place (31 votes)

Country – Poland
Song title – “To takie proste”
Rendition – Sixteen (Renata Dąbkowska / Mirosław Hoduń / Jarosław Pruskowski / Tomasz Stryczniewicz / Janusz Witaszek, feat. Olga Pruszkowska - violin)
Lyrics – Olga Pruszkowska
Composition – Jarosław Pruszkowski
Studio arrangement – Mirosław Hoduń / Jarusław Pruszkowski
Live orchestration – Wiesław Pieregorólka
Conductor – Wiesław Pieregorólka
Score – 17th place (19 votes)

1999 Jerusalem
Country – Poland
Song title – “Przytul mnie mocno”
Rendition – Mieczyslaw 'Mietek' Szcześniak
Lyrics – Wojciech Ziembicki
Composition – Seweryn Krajewski
Studio arrangement – Wiesław Pieregorólka
Live orchestration – none
Conductor – none
Score – 18th place (17 votes)

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