Katarzyna Krzewińska is a composer whose body of work includes pieces for chamber orchestra, including with the use of electronics. She pays special attention to forming tight musical plans by extracting the particular characteristics of each instrument when played in a technically advanced manner. She aims to shape the way music is perceived by audiences. Her basic inspirations are the achievements of the post-spectral music and the tradition of sonorism.
Krzewińska was born in Kraków in 1991. She received her BA in composition from the Music Academy in Kraków under Anna Zawadzka-Gołosz and Maciej Jabłonski. In 2015, she completed her MA at the Academy of Music in Wrocław under Agata Zubel.
She has participated in masterclasses led by the composer Krzysztof Penderecki, Carola Bauckholt, Paweł Mykietyn, Caspar Johannes Walter, and Marta Ptaszyńska. She was granted a scholarship by the rector of the Academy of Music in Wrocław.
Her compositions have been performed in Poland and Germany. Krzewińska’s Karma stall for clarinet and cello was performed at the international festival Natur trifft Musik in Goerlitz in 2012 and at the 57th Atelierkonzert Begegnung der Künste in Jena. Her music has also been performed during national and international student conferences – Elementi in Kraków, Neofonia in Poznań and Wieloznaczność Dźwięku (The Ambiguity of Sound) in Wrocław, where her diploma piece Kluczem… (With Key…) for solo clarinet and chamber orchestra had its premiere in 2015.
The composer was also involved in the project Międzynarodowa Fabryka Dźwięku (International Sound Factory), during which her composition in between for cello, bass, percussion and live electronics was performed in three cities: Dresden, Essen and Wrocław.
Krzewińska has collaborated with Ensemble Marges and the Sound Factory Orchestra. She is also the author of music for theatre performance Chagall directed by Magdalena Celniaszek. Currently, she is working on a composition for the London Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the Young Composers Programme. The premiere of the composition for percussion and symphony orchestra will take place in London in July 2016.
Agnieszka Grzybowska, January 2015
- in between for cello, bass guitar, percussion and live electronics (2015)
- kluczem... for clarinet and chamber orchestra (2015)
- Chcę Ci powiedzieć... for voice and chamber ensemble (2014)
- Świat sen for voice/actress, chamber ensemble and electronics (2013)
- Uśpiony for chamber ensemble (2013)
- Przypływ. Odpływ for chamber ensemble (2012)
- Karma kram for clarinet and cello (2012)