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Monika Kędziora,

composer; b. 25th June 1971 in Ostrów Wielkopolski. In 1996 she graduated with honours from the Faculty of Composition, Conducting and Theory of Music at the Academy of Music in Poznań, where she studied with Jan Astriab. In the 1995-96 academic year she received a scholarship from the Minister of Culture and Arts. She participated in the International Summer Courses for Young Composers organized by the Polish Society of Contemporary Music (Kazimierz Dolny, Białystok, Radziejowice). In 2000-2001, thanks to the scholarship of the Culture Foundation, she studied composition with Robert HP Platz at the Hogeschool Conservatorium Maastricht in the Netherlands. In 2013 she received a habilitation degree in composition and theory of music at the Academy of Music in Łódź. Currently, she works at the Academy of Music in Poznań as an adjunct.

She composes mostly chamber music, both vocal and instrumental. She draws inspiration from literary texts, particularly in her works for solo voice, and natural phenomena and processes, including the elements. The artist frequently employs extended performance techniques, with a strong emphasis put on the colour of the sound, which becomes the key component of her compositions. Her work Ex imo Mari for chamber orchestra was commissioned by the Polish Composers' Union as part of the "Composer's Commissions" programme run by the Institute of Music and Dance.

Monika Kędziora received a number of awards for her artistic and organizational activities. Board of the Hipolit Cegielski Society awarded her with the Young Positivist Medal "in recognition of her passion in organic work" (2004). The President of the Republic of Poland awarded her with the Bronze Medal for long service (2010). She also received the Honorary Badge "Distinguished for Polish Culture".

updated: 2020 (ac)

Contact:

e-mail: kanomus@poczta.onet.pl 
mobile: (+48) 601 147 429

kompozycje

Four Etudes for piano left hand (1993)
Pinocchio for voice and instrumental ensemble (1994)
Shadow, ballet in 6 scenes (1996)
Emerald Dream for voice and instrumental ensemble (1997)
Charlatan's Street for reciting mezzo-soprano, clarinet, piano and percussion * (1997)
Impressions pour la fin du siècle for piano (1998)
Litany for soprano solo (2000)
ALAAV for piano four hands (2001)
KHADN for strings and percussion (2003)
BA CLAR TRE for clarinet solo (2004)
SZKLISTYCH for piano and instrumental ensemble (2005/2006)
Melody for two flutes (2007)
***Jak dziwnie z damy romantycznej wyrastać tak wysoko jak drzewo, jak Polska for orchestra to words by Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz (2008/2009)
AEQUINOCTIUM for orchestra (2009)
Exvenire I for two pianos (2010)
PLAUDENS for flute solo (2010)
in speculo for flute solo, oboe solo, clarinet solo, saxophone solo and bassoon solo (2011)
E. D., monodrama for mezzo-soprano and piano to texts by Emily Dickinson (2011)
Geodes for two pianos and ensemble (2012)
Dispersio for orchestra (2012)
Elementa for three percussionists (2013-2014)
micro-nano-mos, seven miniatures for piano solo (2015)
Mulceo for flute, clarinet, viola, cello and piano (2016-2017)
Ex imo mari for chamber orchestra (2017)
Sub glaciae, sub summa aqua for string orchestra (2019)
Liber arborum for piano four hands (2019)