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Kasia Glowicka


Kasia (Katarzyna) Glowicka's artistic output embraces musical media of every kind, as she collaborates with stage directors, choreographers, visual artists, musicians and conductors on original works for opera, dance and symphonic orchestra. Her works are distinguishable by their force of expression and colour. They have sought out a unique language which she complements through the use of computer technology, as both musical instrument and compositional tool.

Her works have been premiered by renowned international ensembles and soloists such as Scottish Ensemble, Ensemble Recherche, Holland Symfonia, the Vocal Lab, British countertenor Jonathan Peter Kenny and saxophonist Ties Mellema, among many others. The chamber piece, Microgalaxies, was commissioned and performed at the Wien Modern festival in Austria while other compositions have been performed at the Biennale di Venezia, Warsaw Autumn, De Suite at Ijsbreker, Gaudeamus Music Week, International Women in New Music festival in California, ICMC in Barcelona and the Musica Electronica Nova in Poland. Katarzyna had an early success when her orchestral work Gindry won the Polish Adam Didur Composition Competition. Since then her works have received recognition as finalists for the Genesis Prize for Opera in London and the Holland Symfonia Competition, while gaining awards from the European Commission, Polish Society of Contemporary Music and the Musica Sacra competition and Bourges competition for electronic music. In 2006, her work Opalescence was short-listed by the SPNM.

She graduated from the Wroclaw Academy of Music in Poland under her mentor Grazyna Pstrokonska-Nawratil before pursuing postgraduate studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague under Louis Andriessen, and at the Strasbourg Conservatory under Ivan Fedele. Her fervent belief in the new computer medium has taken her to Northern Ireland where she completed her PhD in 2008 at the Sonic Arts Research Centre. Currently she is a freelance musician in the Netherlands and a lecturer of computer music at Royal Conservatory Brussels.

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