Woźny, Joanna International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn

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Born in 1973 in Zabrze, she studied philosophy at the University of Katowice (1992–98) and composition with Beat Furrer at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (1996–2003; diploma with distinction). Her numerous accolades include the Advancement Award for Music from the City of Graz (2001), award for artistic output from the University of Graz (2004), SKE Publicity Preis and the Erste Bank Kompositionspreis (both in 2010). 

Her works have been performed at numerous contemporary music festivals (including Wien Modern, Ultraschall Berlin, Warsaw Autumn, Musica Polonica Nova, Klangspuren Schwaz, Musikprotokoll in Graz, Forum Neuer Musik in Cologne, Eclat in Stuttgart, ISCM World Music Days 2013) by orchestras and ensembles such as the Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Munich Radio Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR) in Katowice, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Mosaik, ensemble recherche, ascolta, Courage, PluralEnsemble, PHACE, and die reihe, under the baton of Brad Lubman, Enno Poppe, and Lukas Vis. 

Selected works: Die verlorenen Pfade I for tenor saxophone, double bass and percussion (2003), Die verlorenen Pfade II for clarinet and tape (2003), Die Spur der Welle for flute, clarinet and viola (2003), Return for saxophone and ensemble (2006), Loses for orchestra (2006), kahles Astwerk for voice, flute, violin and cello (2007–8), Archipel for orchestra (2008), as in a mirror, darkly for ensemble (2010), suspended for flute, accordion and cello (2013), brown, fizzled out for trumpet, trombone, two percussionists, piano, electric guitar and cello (2013–14), some remains for flute, clarinet, piano, viola and double-bass (2014), Lacunae for five voices (2015), un altro ...di vento, di cielo for soloists, choir and live electronics (2015), from what height fallen for six male voices (2016), dead landscape, mini-opera for two sopranos, two speakers, flute, bass clarinet, piano, violin, cello and electronics (2018), any great distance for orchestra (2018), void distance for flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, accordion, violin, viola and cello (2019), canti in/versi for choir (2020).