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Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska,

composer, musicologist, and improviser; b. 13th November 1989 in Toruń. She attended the Karol Szymanowski School of Music in her hometown, studying composition with Magdalena Cynk. In 2011 she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in musicology from the Adam Mickiewicz University on Poznań. Two years later she graduated with a Master of Arts degre (with honours) in composition from the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań under Professor Zbigniew Kozub. In 2014 she completed postgraduate composition studies at Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna under Professor Reinhard Karger. She works at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań as an assistant professor.

The artist has won numerous national and international competitions for composers, including International Composers Competition at the Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma City, United States, 2010), the European Young Composers Competition Gramodeska (Prague, Czech Republic 2011), the Ochlewski Nationwide Composition Contest organised by the PWM Edition (Cracow, Poland 2011, 2015), Marathon V-Festival for young contemporary music (Vienna, Austria, 2013), the Mycielski Nationwide Composition Contest staged by the Polish Composers Union (Warsaw, Poland 2013, 2014), XIV. International Forum Music of Youth (Kiev, 2016), Special Prize European Piano Bridge during International Composers Competition Artistes en Herbe in Luxembourg (2017), First Accordion Composition Competition FIDELIO (Madrid, Spain 2017), 4th Opus Dissonus Composition Competition (Brazil, 2018), International Composers Competition KALEIDOSCOPE (Los Angeles, United States, 2019), International Composers Competition Subtle Cheetah (New York, United States, 2019).

She has been awarded many scholarships by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2012) or the Minister of Science and Higher Education (Scholarship for outstanding young scientists, 2017-2020), to name only a few.

Her works are performed very often in Poland and abroad during prestigious international festivals, including International Festival of Contemporary Music "Warsaw Autumn", Music and Art Festival of the Baltic Countries "Probaltica", International Festival of Contemporary Music "Poznań Music Spring", Festival of Polish Music in Krakow, International Festival "Music in Old Krakow", LOOP 11 in Belgium, Eesti Muusika Päevad in Estonia, Tehran Contemporary Music Festival in Iran, the International Clarinet Festival ClarinetFest in the United States or Word and music on exile and asylum at the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as concerts of contemporary music in Europe (Austria, Belgium, France, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Netherlands, Ireland, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy, Norway, Majorca, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine), in Asia (Indonesia, Iran, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam) and the United States (Oklahoma City, Nowy Meksyk, Kansas, New Jersey).

In spring 2016, during the International Music Days in Tongyeong, South Korea, held under the auspices of the International Society for Contemporary Music, her piece for brass quintet entitled Three Polish Dances has been performed. Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska was one of the youngest participants of this prestigious festival. In 2018, her piece Meditation III was selected from over 1,000 compositions to be performed as part of the SCI Conference at the University of New Mexico (United States).

In 2014/201515 Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska was a Composer-in-Residence of the Baltic Neopolis Orchestra and in 2017/2018 of the Feliks Nowowiejski Music Society, thanks to the programme of the Institute of Music and Dance. She was also a two-time winner of the Music of Our Time programme organized by The Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music.

Her compositions have been performed by, among others, TrombQuartet, Sepia Ensemble, Silesian Quartet, NeoQuartet, NFM Choir National Forum of Music, Orchestra of Poznań Philharmonic, Amadeus Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra, Świętokrzyska Philharmonic Orchestra, Toruń Symphony Orchestra, Cappella Gedanensis, Baltic Neopolis Orchestra, Prague Modern (Czech Republic), the New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble (United States), Subtle Cheetah (United States); as well as outstanding conductors (Szymon Bywalec, Jakub Chrenowicz, Rafał Kłoczko, Katarzyna Tomala-Jedynak, Monika Wolińska, Adam Domurat). Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska’s works are published by PWM Edition, DUX, Acte Prélable and Norsk Musikforlag (Norway).

The artist is a member of the Polish Society of Contemporary Music and the Polish Composers' Union.

updated: 2020 (ac)

Artist's website: www.jelinska.pl


Requiem for Bieslan (Dziatwa) for mixed choir and chamber orchestra (2005)
Magnificat for mixed choir (2007)
To stand like that in front of you for mixed choir (2007)
Three Pieces for string quartet (2008)
The Fairytale Suite for cello and piano (2008)
Three Folk Lullabies for soprano and piano (2008)
Mazur for altosaxophone (2008)
Suite for trombone and piano (2009)
Agnus Dei for female choir (2009)
Pater Noster for male choir (2009)
Hermias song from the song cycle A Midsummer Nights Dream for soprano and piano (2009)
The letter of a captive for soprano and piano (2009)
Muscial Magiczne Pióro (2009)
Mother for female choir (2009)
Three Polish Dances for 3 marimbas  (2009)
Trombone Duet (2009)
Image I –  I'm dreaming and Image II – Get Away for trombone (2009)
Pelerin for cello solo (2009)
NOVE Prelude for guitar (2009)
Songs to words by K. K. Baczyński for female choir (2009)
Kto chce, bym go kochała for mezzo-soprano and piano (2009)
Musique ancienne for harpsichord (2010)
Three Songs in tribute to Frederic Chopin for soprano and piano (2010)
Songs to words by Leopold Staff and Adam Asnyk for countertenor and guitar (lute) (2010)
The Prayer for percussion ensemble (2010)
Agnus Dei for mixed choir (2010)
Relever for flute solo (2010)
Concertino for brass quintet (2010)
Mazurka for brass quintet (2010)
Hymn dla CK Zamek w Poznaniu for natural horn (2010)
Miniature ssonoristiques for prepared trombone solo (2011)
Capriccio Tenso for violin and harpsichord (2011)
Dell‘arte for trombone quartet (2011)
Creatio continua for vibraphone and marimba (2011)
The Tempestuous Fantasy for chamber orchestra (2011)
Kurpian Songs for soprano, mixed choir and chamber orchestra (2011)
I Don't Know Your Face Yet for soprano, trombone and piano (2011)
WolfGag for children's string orchestra (2011)
Performance La Borańcza (2011)
Na Berdyczów for flute, oboe, clarinet and piano  (2012)
Six Mazurkas to poems by Jan Brzechwa for piano (2012)
Crux Fidelis for mixed choir (2012)
Offenbarungen und Eingebungen for string orchestra (2012)
Grandfather will come for children's or female choir (2012) (2012)
Christmas for childern's or female choir (2012)
Dialogs for trumpet and trombone (2012)
Washing for children's or female choir (2012)
Le Quai de Bercy for piano (2013)
Arabesque for flute or trombone and piano (2013)
Reminiscence of Judith for chamber orchestra (2013)
Concerto for trombone and symphony orchestra (2013)
Cat and Mouse for children's choir (2013)
Minuet and Gavotte for piano – two miniatures for children (2013)
Five lyrical songs from the cycle: Royal-Court Manuscript for female voice and piano (2014)
Dumka and Furiant for flute and accordion (2014)
Two Scandinavian Preludes for clarinet, piano and cello (2014)
There Are More Things for violin, flute, clarinet and piano (2014)
Fantasia for violin (viola) and piano (2014)
Concertino for trombone and string orchestra (2014)
Ad Gloriam Dei Cantabile for trumpet (oboe) and organ (2014)
Allegro ma non troppo for vocal ensemble to words by W. Szymborska (2014)
Three Polish Dances for brass quintet  (2014)
Psalm 63 for mixed choir (2014)
Kujawiaczek and obertas [version I] for flute and harp (2014)
Kujawiaczek and obertas [version II] for violin and piano (2014)
Concerto for viola and string orchestra (2014-2015)
Hommage a Marc Chagall for string quartet (2015)
Prelude and Toccatina for viola and trombone (double bass) (2015)
Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist for string orchestra (2015)
Oglądać ten stary Toruń for soprano and piano (2015)
Kujawiak-dumka and oberek for viola duo (2015)
Za pieśńtwoją! forsoprano and double bass (2015)
I Chorale for trombone quartet (2015)
Mater Dei for violin (viola) quartet (2015)
Oratorio for soprano, trombone and string orchestra (2015)
Elegy for viola solo (2015)
Performance Moniuszko, powiedz mi coś na uszko (2015)
Chorale and Toccatina for brass quintet (2015)
My soul longs for God for mixed choir (2015)
Kolebany i Obertas for children choir (2015)
A-Gis Tango for viola, piano and cello (2015)
Sonata for viola or clarinet and piano (2016)
Amnesia for trombone quartet (2016)
M-Aria for viola, piano and cello (2016)
Menojre for solo cello (2016)
Meditation for organ (2016)
Prelude for flute (2016)
Fantasia for viola and string quartet (2016)
The song of angel for mixed choir and chamber orchestra (2016)
Meditation I for piano, trombone, clarinet and double bass (cello) (2016)
Meditation II for soprano saxophone and string quartet (2016)
The Soul of Seul [version I] for clarinet and vibraphone (2016)
Fantasia for symphony orchestra (2016)
Performance Pozytywka (2016)
Meditation III for trombone  (2016)
The Christmas Prelude for organ (2017)
The Tree of Life [version I] for viola, guitar and string quartet (2017)
Meditation IV for flute quartet, oboe, viola and piano (2017)
LaJulia for viola, cello and piano (2017)
Stabat Mater for soprano, flute, violin, cello and harpsichord (2017)
Sonata for trombone and piano (2017)
Toccata for accordion and piano (2017)
Samba MiReLla for viola, cello and  piano (2017)
Concertino for brass quintet and percussion ensemble (2017)
Lullaby for piano trio (2017)
Mass for soprano, female choir and chamber orchestra (2017)
Poemat SymFoniczny for symphony orchestra (2017)
MedytacJa, a scenic monodrama (2017)
Psalm 130 for soprano, baritone, violin and cello (2017)
Baby's Expressions for solo alto saxophone (2018)
Obertas for clarinet (2018)
Passacaglia for violin and viola (2018)
Reflexion for clarinet and percussion - instrumental theatre (2018)
BallaDo-BallaRe [version I] for flute and harp (2018)
Suite for trombone and wind orchestra (2018)
Rocking Music for chamber emsemble (2018)
Bagatelle for clarinet and piano  (2018)
Prelude for trumpet/Flügelhorn  (2018)
BallaDo-BallaRe [version II] for flute and piano  (2019)
Confessiones for string quartet – instrumental theatre (2019)
Confrontations for clarinet septet  (2019)
Prelude for clarinet and piano (2019)
Lullaby for piano (2019)
Sol…solo Dio! for 16-person trombone ensemble (2019)
Inspiration for flute duo (2019)
ConcertaRE for trombone quartet and piano (2019)
The Soul of Seul [version II] for clarinet and guitar  (2019)
The Tree of Life [version II] for viola, guitar and string orchestra (2019)