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Alicja Gronau,

composer and scholar; b. 7th December 1957 in Warsaw. She was graduated theory of music (with prof. Witold Rudzinski), composition (with prof. Marian Borkowski) and Postgraduate Studies of Music Theory (all with distinctions) at the Warsaw Chopin Academy of Music. At present she is assistant professor (adiunkt) in that Academy in the Chair of Composition, in which she’s head of Polish Contemporary Music Laboratories. She participated in many international composing courses organized by Polish Society of Contemporary Music (PTMW).

Her pieces were awarded of many composing competitions at home and abroad. The most significant are: 1st prize at T. Baird Polish Composers’ Society Competition for Young Composers (for OKNA/Windows, Warsaw 1992), 4th prize at Schola Cantorum Gedanensis Choir Composers’ Competition (for Mironczarnie II, Gdansk 1992), distinction at Polish Composers’ Union (for Pentarchia, Warsaw 1987), 1st prize at Prof. Ivan Spassov Composers’ Competition (for Invocazione – Sinfonia Vocale, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 2001), 1st prize at Garden Music Composers’ Competition (for Poblyski, Krakow, 2001), 1st prize at Opera na Zamku Composers’ Competition (for I co wy na to? czyli cierpienia nowego Pirandella, Szczecin 2002). She is also a prize-winner of the Special Prize of Ministry of Art and Culture and the Wawrzyniec Zulawski Grant by ZAiKS (Polish Authors’ Society).

Her pieces were often performed during festivals: International Young Composers’ Forum, Warsaw Music Days, Zamosc Music Days, Bydgoszcz Music Festival, Gdansk Meeting of Young Composers’, Laboratory of Contemporary Music, 7th European Youth Music Festival (Bern, Switzerland), Warsaw Autumn.

Her pieces were recorded on CD (one of them was nominated for Fryderyk Prize – famous polish music prize).

Her didactic and science activity is concentrated on creative teaching, Dalcroze Method, integrated education, complete music analysis, musical-movement analysis, studies in 20th century music, compositional workshop and technique. She is co-authoress of two books and authoress of one as well as many lectures and publications. She is a guest professor at Warsaw University, Zielona Góra University, Pomeranian Pedagogical Academy, Podlaski University.


Przenikanie for clarinet solo * (1981-83)
Gioco per voci e batteria * (1982)
Mironczarnie I na sekstet wokalny a cappella (1982)
Flowing for two symphonic orchestras (1983)
Open for clarinet, french horn and viola (1983)
String Quartet * (1984)
Versioni for 24 performers’ * (1984)
Hiob for choirs and symphonic orchestra (1986)
Pentarchia for chamber string orchestra (1987)
Passaggio per batteria (1987)
Scena for percussionist solo (1987)
Wyliczanki for 6-voices kinders’ choir (1991)
Okna for 23 string instruments (1992)
Mironczarnie II for mixed choir a cappella (1992)
Paralele for two symphonic orchestra ensembles (1993)
Progres for flute solo (1994)
Afirmacje chamber cantata for soprano, mezzosoprano, alt and orchestra (1995)
String Quartet II (1996-97)
Progres II for clarinet solo (1997)
Invocazione sinfonia vocale (1998)
Błogosławiony for 3 mixed choirs (1999)
Pobłyski for soprano and chamber orchestra (2001)
Divertimento per il Divertimento for chamber orchestra (2001)
Re-Garden Music for wood wind sextet (2001)
Sei canti latini per il coro femminile (2001)
Hejnał Gdański  for trumpet solo or for brass wind quintet and timpani (2001)
Aletheia per orchestra (2002)
Offrande pour orchestre des flutes (2002)
I co wy na to? czyli cierpienia nowego Pirandella, chamber opera for 6 soloists, choir and chamber orchestra (2002)
Ekspresyjny rytm swobodny. Minimultimedialny happening chwilowy for improvising musical-movement ensemble, recitator and tape (2003)
Naprawdę „Ciało jako instrument” for improvising musical-movement soloist (2003)
Rytm swobody for any improvising ensemble (2003)
Veni. Illumina. Gloria per il coro a cappella (2003)
Marianiana. Selection For Four for improvising ensemble (2004)
Improwizacjo! Ty nad poziomy… for improvising musical-movement soloist and tape (2005)
Poemat – Requiem for symphony orchestra * (2005-2006)
Agnezioni for flute solo (per Agnes) (2006)
Suita Krasnobrodzka. Koncert poczwórny for flute, organ, violin, cello and string orchestra (2007)
Lapidaria for saxophone sopran and alto and violin [version I] (2007)
Lapidaria for saxophone sopran, alto, violin and improvising musical-movement ensemble [version II] (2007)
7 Walców minutowych for flute and piano (2009)