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Zofia Dowgiałło-Zych,

composer and harpist; b. 30 October 1979 in Warsaw. She graduated in philosophy from the Warsaw University (2004), from the harp class of Urszula Mazurek (2005) and the composition class of Zbigniew Bagiński (2010) at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Since 2013 she is a PhD student in composition at the Academy of Music in Krakow. She participated in harp masterclasses run by such artists as Isabelle Moretti, Isabelle Perrin, Brigitte Sylvestre, Susann McDonald and Elżbieta Szmyt, as well as early music courses in Cambridge Early Music Summer School and International Early Music Summer Academy in Wilanów. She also was a student at the European Workshop for Contemporary Music in Warsaw and Berlin, and Festival junger Künstler w Bayreuth. In 2006, she was a composer-in-residence at the OMI International Arts Center in New York.

She won the 2nd Prize at the Adam Didur Competition in Sanok (2006) and the 1st prize (ex aequo) and an honourable mention at the Tadeusz Baird Competition for Young Composers (2007).

Her compositions have been performed at the International Festival of Contemporary Music "Warsaw Autumn", Warsaw Music Encounters, Festival of World Premieres in Katowice, Sinfonia Varsovia’s Musical Seasons and Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street. As a harpist, she specializes in interpreting both early and contemporary music. She collaborates with early music ensemble Meendinho and performs with flutist Anna Karpowicz in the new music duo Fl-Ar.Art. She has appeared at such festivals as "Warsaw Autumn", Sacrum Profanum, Audio Art, Laboratory of Contemporary Music, Warsaw Music Encounters, Early Music Festival at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Via Stellae Festival de Musica de Compostela e os seus Caminos in Spain, and several jazz festivals.


updated: November 2016 (ab)


Improjekt for harp and computer (2004)
Antology for mezzosoprano and piano (2005)
6 Images for harp (2005)
Kalong for accordion, harp and percussion (2005)
Here, Now for soprano, bass, boys' choir and piano (2005)
John Paul II: To Artists for alto, string orchestra and harp (2006)
Archipelago for symphony orchestra (2006)
Chiaroscuro. A Painter's Diary for soprano and string quartet (2006)
Triptych for baritone, cello, accordion and piano (2006)
Expressions for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and harp (2007)
Gloria for mixed choir a cappella (2007)
Cheiropoietos for percussion (2 performers) and tape (2007)
Mirrors for symphony orchestra (2007)
Turmalin for harp solo (2007)
3 Etudes for harp and computer [with Andrzej Kopeć] (2008)
Anima for 3 flutes (2008)
Lever for symphony orchestra (2008)
OP-MUSIC for accordion, harp and electronics [with Marianna Dąbek] (2008)
We(‘)ll for harp, percussion and string orchestra (2009)
Da capo for harp and computer (2009)
Composition with a Moving Background for orchestra (2010)
Self-Portrait for harp (2010)
Rrrrry-ba for flute and harp (2011)
Still Life with Murmur for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, bassoon and accordion (2011)
Draughts and Oblivion for piano and harp (2012)
Stałać się rzecz wielmi dziwna... for vocal ensemble a cappella (2012)
Spektr-ar for harp, amplified flutes, live electronics and video projection (2013)
Four square for 6 for vocal sextet (2013)
Polychromy of White and Black for ensemble (2014)
Photosensitivity for bassoon and electroacoustic layer (2014)
Ha for Celtic harp and double bass (2015)
Red Resonant for flute, violin and viola (2016)
...veritas odium parit for orchestra (2016)