Adrianna Furmanik is a composer and member of the Board of the Youth Club of the Association of Polish Composers. She was born on the 19th of October, 1988 in Kavala, Greece.
She graduated (with distinction) from the Józef Elsner State Secondary Music School in 2008, specializing in rhythmicity. Two years later, in 2010, she received a Bachelor’s degree in rhythmicity from the Music Education department of the Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw. In 2012, she received a BA in social work at the Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education, while in 2013, a BA from the Fryderyk Chopin Music University, where she studied composition in the class of Krzysztof Baculewski. In the same year, she received a Master’s degree in pedagogy from the Warsaw University, majoring in socio-cultural animation.
Adrianna Furmanik created her first compositions under Urszula Borkowska, who taught grand piano improvisation at the Józef Elsner State Music High School. Her works from that period were featured at the Polish Student Music Forum three times. The opera Phrenetizo, written and prepared in collaboration with Kalina Świątnicka was realized as part of the EU programme Youth in Action (later substituted with the Erasmus + programme). Her Perseids (Perseidy) for chamber string orchestra (2011) was performed on 18th May, 2013 at the Royal Castle during the 27th Warsaw Music Meetings. The composition Circle for flute and tape was featured on the 7 CD compilation The Sound Chronicle of the Warsaw Autumn 2013 (Kronika Dźwiękowa Warszawskiej Jesieni 2013).
Adrianna Furmanik collaborated with Kalina Świątnicka on creating music for the performance Mani-pulsation (Mani-pulsacje), prepared for the Street Art Dopping festival. The two composers also collaborated on the project Finger on the Calendar (Palcem po kalendarzu), financed through the Youth in Action programme. The project encompassed the broad subject of art education for children and youth treated at the Children’s Hospital in Warsaw and concerts of well-known music groups and choirs.
Author:Paweł Krzaczkowski, transl. Ania Micińska, January 2015