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.
Composer and educator, born on 17th June 1930 in Vilnius. He studied composition with Julius Juzeliūnas at Vilnius Conservatory (1952–1957) and with Bolesław Woytowicz at Warsaw’s State Higher School of Music (1957–1960). In 1963 and 1966 he continued his composition studies under the guidance of Nadia Boulanger in Paris.
Born in Rybnik, Poland in 1994; a saxophone player and composer. He initially learned the cello, taking up the sax only after several years. A graduate of Copenhagen’s Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium and Kraków’s Academy of Music, he studied with such teachers as Lee Konitz, Steve Lehman, and David Binney, among others.
Born on 10th of July 1835 in Lublin, died on 31st of March 1880 in Moscow. The distinguished Polish virtuoso violinist and composer.
Maciej Zieliński explores a wide palette of styles, trends and genres, from contemporary classical to film and popular music. His contemporary classical works are well known for their textural and formal invention, well-thought-out dramaturgy, expressiveness, and individual postmodern approach.
A charismatic percussionist, singer and composer. She graduated in percussion (class of Jan Antoni Wichrowski) and solo voice (class of Danuta Paziuk-Zipser) from Wrocław’s Academy of Music. In 2000 she continued her studies at the Conservatorium Hogeschool Enschede.
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