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Andrzej Mozgała,

composer, conductor, and teacher. He was born on 16 April 1975 in Bielsko-Biała. He attended the Stanisław Moniuszko School of Music in Bielsko-Biała studying the saxophone. In 1995 he started studying music education at the Cieszyn-based campus of Silesian University in Katowice and in 2000 went on to study composition with Józef Świder and theory of music at the Academy of Music in Katowice.

After graduation, he taught theoretical subjects at schools of music in the region of Podkarpacie. At that time he composed many pieces for children.

Andrzej Mozgała won the first prize of the Muzyka Ogrodowa (Garden Music) International Composition Competition in Kraków (2006) for Babie lato (Indian Summer) and the third prize of the Polish National Passion Song Competition in Bydgoszcz (2008) for Psalm 22. He received honourable mention at the 50th Tadeusz Baird Competition for Young Composers (2009) for Tryptyk (Triptych) for wind quintet; Fides at Ratio Composing Competition in Toruń (2009) for Tryptyk (Triptych) for mixed choir (audience award); and the Srebrna Szynka (Silver Pane) Composition Competition of Contemporary Music for Children and Young People (2011) for Impresje chopinowskie (Chopin Impressions) for violin, cello and piano.

In May 2013 his children's opera Alicja w Krainie Czarów (Alice in Wonderland) was put on by the Pro Musica School of Music in Krosno. The project was supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland as part of the projects Collections - Composing Commissions run by the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw.

Updated: June 2014 (ai)

kompozycje

Prządka for choir (1996)
Sequentia for choir (1997)
Do M for choir (1998)
Transcendental Etiudes for alto saxophone (2001)
Three Preludes for piano (2003)
Sonata for harp (2004)
Cantata about Love (2005)
Totus Tuus for choir (2005)
Indian Summer for saxophone and string orchestra (2006)
Don Quixote, symphonic poem for orchestra (2006)
Cycle of piano etudes (2007)
Dziady for symphony orchestra (2007)
Psalm XXII for choir (2007)
Happy Islands for choir (2007)
Little Cantata About Lord's Way (2008)
True story, children's opera (2008)
Triptych for wind quintet (2008)
Fairy's Dance for clarinet and piano (2009)
Triptych for mixed choir (2009)
Fata Morgana and Sentimental Journey for violin and piano (2010)
Uprising 1919 for symphony orchestra (2010)
So Little for baritone and piano (2010)
Phoenix for symphony orchestra (2011)
Chopin Impressions for violin, cello and piano (2011)
Dendrologic Symphony for symphony orchestra (2011)
Alice in Wonderland, children's opera (2012)
Kites for saxophone and harp (2012)
Bird Radio for choir (2013)
Fable Sonata (2013)