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Anna Ignatowicz-Glińska,

composer; b. 26th May 1968 in Warsaw. She studied piano improvisation with Szabolcs Esztényi and eurythmics with Barbara Tuska and Katarzyna Tomaszkiewicz at the Fryderyk Chopin Secondary Music School in Warsaw. In 1996 she graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, where she studied composition with Włodzimierz Kotoński. In 2010 she received her PhD and in 2018 her habilitation in composition from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where she holds a position of an assistant professor.

In 1994 she won the 1st prize at the Forum of Young Composers in Krakow for Memory loss for percussion solo and tape. Her It's only time... for trumpet, percussion and tape was presented at the 1996 International Rostrum of Composers in Amsterdam. In 2012 she received an honourable mention and audience award at the 6th Petrov International Competition in St. Petersburg, and in 2013 – the 2nd prize at the 6th Mikołów Days of Music. She received scholarships from the ZAIKS Authors' Association (1999, 2001, 2012, 2015), the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland (2008, 2010), and the Institute of Music and Dance (2012-2015).

She writes solo, chamber, symphonic, electronic, and multimedia works. Her composition have been presented at many concerts and festivals in Poland, including Warsaw Autumn, Musica Polonica Nova, Poznań Music Spring, Jeunesses Musicales in Kielce, “Conversatorium” Festival of Organ Music in Legnica, “Laboratory of Contemporary Music in Białystok”, Forum of Young Composers in Krakow, Witold Lutosławski Forum in Warsaw, International Percussion Workshops in Bydgoszcz, International Percussion Forum in Żagań, Warsaw Music Encounters, concerts of the “Portraits of Composers” series organised by the Polish Composers' Union, as well as abroad, among others in France, Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine,  Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Latin America, USA, and China. Her works have been also released on CDs by Acte Préalable, DUX, Polonia Records, Audite, Mons, Sarton, SWR2 Deutschlandfunk, Chopin University Press, and published in print by the PWM Edition and Norsk Musikforlag in Oslo.

Anna Ignatowicz-Glińska is also an educator. In 1995-2009 she taught improvisation and introduction to composition at the Karol Szymanowski School of Music in Warsaw. Currently  she teaches instrumentation, introduction to composition, and sight reading at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (at the Department of Choir Conducting, Music Education, Church Music, Rhythmics and Dance and at Postgraduate Studies in Composition). In 2012-2016, she was a supervisor of Academic and Artistic Student Circle of the Department of Composition, Conducting and Theory of Music. In 2016, she was elected Vice-Dean of the Department of Choir Conducting, Music Education, Church Music, Rhythmics and Dance (term of office 2016–2020).

She publishes articles in the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music's academic journal “Zeszyty Naukowe”. In the past she also collaborated with music magazines “Ruch Muzyczny”, “Życie Muzyczne”, “Studio”, and “Opcje”.

Anna Ignatowicz-Glińska is a member of the Polish Composers' Union (Secretary of the Warsaw Branch since 2009, General Board Member since 2017), Board Member of the "Music Encounters" Foundation, member of the ZAIKS Authors' Association, Polish Society for Electroacoustic Music (PSeME), and Eurythmics' Teachers and Lovers Association.

In 2020 she received the Bronze Medal for Merit to Culture Gloria Artis.

updated: 2014 (ai), 2020 (ac)


e-mail: annaglinska@mail.rua.ignatowiczglinska@gmail.com


Out, from above, from among ... for 2 pianos (1990)
Loop for clarinet, cello and piano (1991-93)
Record of Irrelevant Events for soprano saxophone and harpsichord * (1992)
Anaria for tape (1992)
Magic Signs for clarinet, cello and piano (new version) (1992-2006)
Nicowanie zamkniętych przestrzeni for orchestra (1993)
Silence Pierced with Absent-Mindness for 2 marimbas (1993)
Bagba [version I] for percussion trio (1993)
Rondo for tape (1993)
so… Memory Loss for percussion solo and tape (1994)
The Noise of Time and the Interior of Silence for string quartet (1994)
Separate Lands for alto saxophone, violin and guitar (1994)
Stabat Mater for mixed choir a cappella (1995)
Imitation of Heat for harpsichord * (1995)
The Traces of Incertitude for harpsichord and organ (1995)
and … like glass for trumpet and marimba (1995)
Is that so? for baritone and 2 percussionists * (1996)
Nothing was lost for organ * (1996)
It is only time ... for trumpet, percussion and tape (1996)
Concerto breve for percussion and symphony orchestra * (1996)
Who's that knocking and what does he want? for 2 percussions, 2 groups of children, the public and light (1998)
The first pieces of clothing for chamber orchestra (1998)
Partita for violin and string orchestra (new version) * (1999-2009)
Partita No. 2 for violin solo * (2000)
Toccata for marimba (2001)
Lullaby for A. for piano solo (2003)
Passacaglia for marimba and vibraphone (2003)
Bagba [version II] for percussion trio (2003)
A Sign of My Times for mixed choir (2003)
String Quartet "Glimpses" (new version) (2003-2008)
Sinfonia for trumpet and organ (2004)
Aria da Capo for clarinet, cello and piano (2006)
Double Concerto for 2 percussionists and symphony orchestra (2006-2008)
Listening for flute and piano (for young performers) (2007)
still for piano * (2007)
Concerto for Marimba, Solo Trumpet and String Orchestra (2007-2008)
FORT U for percussion and piano (a duo for young performers) (2008)
Three Dances in Balkan Rhythms for piano 4 hands (2008)
Four Songs to Own Texts for baritone and piano * (2008)
Is That So?, cycle of songs to own texts, version for baritone and piano (2009)
„Apotemoza” – Aria Da Capo al Absurdum for soprano and marimba to own text (2009)
Concerto grosso for 2 percussion orchestras (2009-2010)
Shadows for trumpet, horn and trombone (2010)
24 Hours: A Butterfly's Lifespan for soprano (vocalise), vibraphone and string orchestra (2010)
Partita, version for marimba and string quartet (2010)
The first pieces of clothing, version for symphony orchestra (2010)
Missa profana for soprano, tenor, baritone, mixed choir, instrumental ensemble and organ (2011)
PaRadomada 65331 for string orchestra (2011)
Porcelain Song to text by Czesław Miłosz for soprano and piano (2011)
Sinfonietta for symphony orchestra (2012)
De profundis for bass/baritone and organ (2012)
The Traces of Incertitude, version for marimba and organ (2012)
Sonatina for piano for a young player (2012)
Before Magnolias Blossom for double bass and piano (2012)
Praeter for string quartet (2013)
Five Songs to text by Dorota Gołaszewska for soprano and piano quintet (2013)
Sequentia persistence for 3 marimbas (2013)
Śmiecidło, performance (2013)
It's Not Something You Can Describe to own text for vocal sextet (2014)
Slapstick 1: Malmsey shines for mixed choir a cappella to own text (2014)
Just Look… for piano (2014)
Sonnet 116 to words by William Shakespeare for vocal sextet (2015)
In the Distance for soprano and symphony orchestra to own text (2015)
1 out of 70 for 70th Birthday of Polish Composers' Union for 2 percussions and 2 pianos (2015)
Women's and Men's Fashion Warehouse – to Warsaw that no longer exist and to Warsaw residents who live in my memory for 3 percussions, string quartet and double bass (2015)
Out of Silence – to memory of Paweł Buczyński for harpsichord (2015)
Postludium for marimba (2015)
Reflections for marimba, violin, cello, double bass and piano (2015/2016)
Stone mosaic for vibraphone (2016)
MarganA for percussion solo (2016)
Hard questions for soprano and piano to own text (2016)
From Krzysztof Bilica "Aphorisms" for female and male voice, flute piccolo, alto saxophone, viola, percussion, electric guitar, accordion and Hammond organ (2016)
...et non est pacis for 2 pianos and 2 percussions (2017)
Procession for organ for 4 hands (2017)
Thrice… for soprano saxophone and harpsichord (2017)
Double concerto for 2 marimbas and string ensemble (2017)
Oj, ty Janie Sobótkowy, arrangement of a traditional song from Podlasie for mixed choir and chamber orchestra (2017)
Swiaty Jure, Ryhore, arrangement of a traditional song from Podlasie for 2 voices and mixed choir (2019)
The Polish Suite for marimba (2019)
Sound of shining for brass quintet  (2019)
Lux aeterna for mixed choir & marimba  (2019)
Woda przyjdzie, pójdzie woda…, arrangements: "Kapela ze Wsi Warszawa" and symphony orchestra (2021)
Praeter I, version for marimba, 2 players (2021)
Praeter III, version for marimba, 4 players  (2021)
Prolegomena do Lema, trio for alto saxophone, accordion and piano  (2021)
Three Songs to the words by Zuzanna Ginczanka for soprano and piano (2021)
Polish Flowers – Cantata da camera to the words by Julian Tuwim for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, violin, cello and piano (2021)