A composer of the young Poland movement, born on 18th September 1883 in Warsaw; he died on 1st January 1953 in Katowice. He received his first music lessons from his father, who was a pianist and a professor at Warsaw Conservatory. Having studied piano with Aleksander Michałowski and composition with Zygmunt Noskowski in Warsaw, Różycki made a successful debut as a composer with the symphonic scherzo Stańczyk (1903), which opened the way to studies with Engelbert Humperdinck at Berlin’s Königliche Akademie der Künste. It was in Berlin that he founded (together with Karol Szymanowski, Apolinary Szeluto, and Grzegorz Fitelberg) the Young Polish Composers’ Publishing Company (1905).
An artist combining acoustic tradition with electronic modernity; composer of, among others, the opera Madame Curie. Born on 20th October 1943 in Lwów (now Lviv), she graduated in sound engineering from the class of Antoni Karużas at the State Higher School of Music in Warsaw
Composer, lawyer, and educator, author of the concept of musical ‘aftersounds’. He studied law at the University of Łódź, music theory with Marta Szoka and composition with Zygmunt Krauze at the G. and K. Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. He then took up postgraduate studies with Ivan Fedele at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome (2007–2010), and at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique in Paris (2011–2014).
A leading Polish jazz pianist, graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music (1987–1990, Oscar Peterson Prize winner), semi-finalist of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Piano Competition in Washington, and member of the orchestra led by the legendary clarinettist Artie Shaw.
Composer, pianist, arranger and conductor Adam Sztaba graduated from Zbigniew Rudziński’s composition class at Warsaw’s Chopin Academy (now – University) of Music. He made his debut as a composer in the musical Fatamorgana? staged at the Dramatyczny Theatre in Koszalin (1993).
Born on 3rd October 1882 on the family estate at Timoshevka, now Ukraine, he died on 29th March 1937 in Lausanne. Szymanowski learned the piano from his father and with Gustav Neuhaus in Elizavetgrad. In 1901 he left for Warsaw, where he took composition lessons with Zygmunt Noskowski. He joined the Young Polish Composers’ Publishing Company in 1905.
Writer, poet and essayist born in 1962. She studied psychology at the University of Warsaw. After her first literary successes, she gave up her work as a psychotherapist and moved to the Sudetes – currently she lives in Krajanów near Nowa Ruda. Despite the fact that her first short stories were published in Na przełaj in 1979, it is her 1993 book The Journey of the Book-People that is widely considered her literary debut. The book brought her the Polish Publishers’ Association Award.
Writer and journalist, born in 1979 in Żernica. A sociologist by education, he graduated from the Interdepartmental Individual Humanist Studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice.
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