Beata Iwona Glinka,
flautist, musicologist, pedagogue; born in Kwidzyn. At the age of 18 she graduated from the Music Lyceum in Gdansk with a Flute Diploma (Highest Distinction), with a parallel specialisation on teaching (class of Elżbieta Czapor). She continued her studies at the Music Academy of Gdansk (class of Krzysztof Langman). She graduated from the Academy in 1994 with the degree of Master of Music in Performance. In May 2009, she obtained a D.M.A. from the Academy of Music in Kraków (class of Professor Barbara Świątek-Żelazny) for her dissertation on and a recital of Brian Ferneyhough's complete flute music. In 2012, she obtained a Ph.D. in musicology, granted by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Department of Musical Studies), for her dissertation on contemporary Greek music for solo flute, supervised by the legendary scholar, Professor Apostolos Kostios.
Between 1991 and 1994, on the Baloise Holding Scholarship, she attended the Summer Courses of the Music Academy of Lenk in Switzerland with Peter-Lukas Graf. In 1992, on a scholarship from the Mayor of the City of Darmstadt in Germany, she attended the Ferienkurse für Neue Musik where she studied with Pierre-Yves Artaud. In 1996 there followed a further period of studies at the Accademia Internationale Superiore di Musica in Biella, Italy, again with Peter-Lukas Graf and later in Paris, France, with Pierre-Yves Artaud.
In 1995, Dr Beata Iwona Glinka has made Athens, Greece, her home. She has given dozens of solo recitals with classical and contemporary repertoire and has appeared as Principal Flautist with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. In 2015, she relinquished her position with the Athens Symphony Orchestra and Hellenic Contemporary Music Ensemble to pursue a more active solo career after 20 years as an ensemble member and an orchestral musician. She founded the Phasma-Music Ensemble in 2016, where she currently serves as the artistic director in addition to playing many concerts a year as an ensemble member.
She has developed a great interest in New Music, which since 1994 has resulted in over one hundred world premières of works by Australian, Belgian, British, Canadian, Greek, German, Polish and US composers, more than one hundred of them commissioned by and written especially for her.
In addition to touring on a regular basis, she was chosen as a featured performer for: The International Conference “Research Hands on Flute” (2017, Aveiro, Portugal), National Flute Association Convention (2016, San Diego, United States), Canadian Flute Association Convention (2015, Toronto, Canada) V i X Sacred Music of Patmos (2005, 2010, Greece), Electro Media Works (2008, Athens, Greece), International James Galway Flute Festival (2007, appearing on special invitation by James Galway, Weggis, Switzerland), III and IV Mediterranean Contemporary Music Days (2005, 2006, Istanbul, Turkey ), 3rd Flute Festival w Madison (2006, United States), Archanes Festival (2002, Creta, Greece), Days of Contemporary Music (2002, Athens, Greece), Schoenberg Festival (2001, Athens, Greece), International Flute Festival in Rome (1997, Italy), International Computer Music Conference (1997, Thessaloniki, Greece).
She teaches flute and chamber music at the Arte Music Academy in Cyprus and at the Municipal Conservatory of Patra in Greece.
Artist's own internet site: www.travlos-glinka.com
2017 CD PROGRESSIONS, Sarton
2017 CD One Minute, Sarton
2016 CD Songs for Epirus, Centaur
2016 CD BETH, Sarton 019-2
2016 CD ALEPH, Sarton 019-2
2014 2CDs Theodore Antoniou, CD Baby 2015
2014 CD Jazz Flute Moods, Phasma Music 2014/0001
2011 2CDs Akis Baltas: Musical moments, Irida 008
2011 2CDs Kostis Kakavelakis, Auris Subtilus
2010 CD Kostas Varnalis: …rising on soundwaves, Fabelsound 978-960-99160-1-1
2010 CD Balkanica, FM records B004GNEIDC
2007 CD Thanos Mikroutsikos: Works for flute, Legend 2201655652
2005 3CDs Athens Symphony Orchestra: Works for symphony orchestra, FM records 1584
2004 CD LSU Composers Forum Series, MP-0003
2003 CD Dinos Constantinides: Music for Soloists and Orchestras II, Concerto for piccolo, Magni MP-0004
2003 2CDs Iwona Glinka: Music for solo flute from Louisiana State University and Greece, Magni MP-0002
2001 2CDs Savvorama, Mercury 016644 2
2000 CD Nikiforos Nevrakis: Compositions, Nevrakis
2000 CD Evangelos Kokkoris: La nostalgie du silence, Lyra ML 0700
2000 CD Georges Tsouyopoulos: Serenata, Athens Music Society 9 011
1999 2CDs Marinella me varka…, BMG