Małgorzata Walentynowicz

Małgorzata Walentynowicz born in Gdańsk (Poland), graduated from the Academy of Music in Gdańsk, Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, and from the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, where she obtained an honours degree in the interpretation of contemporary music after studies with Nicolas Hodges. Currently she dedicates her performing work to new music as a soloist, in ensembles, and with orchestras.

Małgorzata Walentynowicz won the 1st Prize at the 37th Gaudeamus Interpreters’ Competition in Amsterdam (2009) and 1st Prize at the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music Competition in Buffalo, New York (2010). For her interpretations of contemporary music, she was also granted a scholarship for excellency in performance from the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music, as well as Culture Award for Young Artists of the City of Gdańsk, the Pomeranian Artistic Award and the Sztorm Award of the “Gazeta Wyborcza” daily.

She increasingly takes part in projects with multimedia, performance art, and elements of music theatre. Małgorzata Walentynowicz has collaborated with composers such as Chaya Czernowin, Pierre Jodlowski, Zygmunt Krauze, Brigitta Muntendorf, Michael Beil, Carola Bauckholt, Gordon Kampe, Clemens Gadenstätter, Caspar Johannes Walter, Tadeusz Wielecki, Krzysztof Wołek, Sławomir Wojciechowski or Jagoda Szmytka. As a soloist she has appeared notably with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish Radio Orchestra, Sinfonia Iuventus, the New Music Orchestra, Illinois Modern Ensemble, and Neofonia Ensemble. Her interpretations have been released on CD's by Wergo, Genuin Classic, Bôłt Records, DUX and Polmic and were recorded by polish and german radio stations.

Małgorzata Walentynowicz has performed both as a soloist and as a chamber musician in festivals and venues such as Ultraschall Berlin, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Rainy Days in Luxembourg, Warsaw Autumn Festival, Musica Electronica Nova, Musica Polonica Nova in Wrocław, ISCM World Music Days, the Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt, Acht Brücken Festival Cologne, Tzlil Meudcan Tel Aviv (Israel), Klangspuren in Schwaz, TonLagen Festival in Dresden, Festival „paziomusica in Cagliari (Italy), Cairo Contemporary Music Days (Egypt).

Małgorzata Walentynowicz performs with Ensemble Garage Köln and LUX:NM Berlin.

As of January 2017

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