Rydzewska, Żaneta International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn

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Composer and clarinettist, she graduated from the High School of Music and Dance in Cologne in the composition class of Brigitta Muntendorf, as well as the composition class of Aleksander Kościów and Stanisław Moryto and the clarinet class of Wojciech Mrozek at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. 

She has cooperated notably with Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ensemble Garage, IEMA, hand werk, Schwerpunkt, AKOM, Delirium, MolOt, Trio Catch, Mivos Quartet, Polish Radio Orchestra, Kwartludium, Electronic ID, Lüneburger Symphoniker, Broken Frames Syndicate, Kollektiv3:6Koeln, and Sinfonietta Pomerania. She has received compositional consultations of Georg Friedrich Haas, Wolfgang Rihm, Dieter Ammann, Simon Steen-Andersen, Enno Poppe, Alexander Schubert, Michael Beil, Marko Nikodijevic, Caspar Johannes Walter, Carola Bauckholt, Manos Tsangaris, and Mathias Spahlinger, among others. She has participated in the Lucerne Festival Academy Composers’ Seminar as well as the Donaueschinger Musiktage Next Generation programme (2015–18). Her works have been featured at international festivals including the Lucerne Festival, Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Acht Brücken, Tampere Biennale, Warsaw Autumn, Ad Libitum, Korvat Auki Helsinki, ON-Cologne, High Noon Musik 2000+ in Constance, Cluster in Lucca, AvantGarten in Liedberg, Sanatorium of Sounds, Warsaw Musical Meetings, and New Waves in Gdańsk. 

Her scholarships include the Bernd Alois Zimmermann grant in Cologne, Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage’s, Young Poland programme, Marshall of the Warmian–Masurian Voivodeship, and Dean of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Musical in Warsaw. She chaired the Youth Circle of the Polish Composers’ Union between 2016 and 2018 and is now a member of its Board. She has won the 2nd Prize at the Patri Patriae International Composition Competition in Katowice and other awards, 3rd Marek Stachowski National Young Composers Competition in Cracow, AKOM Ensemble in Rotterdam, 7th Zygmunt Mycielski Composition Competition in Warsaw, “When I think About Berio...” National Composition Competition in Wrocław, and the Stanisław Moniuszko Composition Competition in Gdańsk. She has received the ZAiKS Society of Authors Award for best young generation composer at the Fryderyki Gala in 2022, Best Original Score at WIFFEN International Film Festival in Nigeria, and the Bernd Alois Zimmermann Composition Award in Cologne. She currently lectures at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. 

Selected works: Miniature for clarinet and piano (2007), Trio for clarinet, bass clarinet / cello and piano (2009), Tale for clarinet (2010), Metamorphoses for accordion (2011), Barcarolle for violin, clarinet and piano (2012), Toccata for piano (2013), Though for oboe and piano (2013), You Who Wronged... for mezzo-soprano and piano (2013), SynEsthESiA for accordion (2014), WINDows for Eb clarinet (2014), Elegy for clarinet and orchestra (2014), Close and Distant for alto and string orchestra (2015), Der verlorene Berg for accordion (2015), Les mots se moquent de nous... for accordion and string quartet (2015), MorE for ensemble (2015), Fydihom for ensemble (2015), 5/3 for string quartet (2015), I Am d’Arc for soprano and orchestra (2015), Winterwaldfor clarinet, accordion and percussion (2015), Gestern ist sie von mir gegangen... for baritone and piano (2015), Hidden for clarinet, accordion, viola and percussion (2016), Folla for viola and accordion (2016), String Quartet (2016), A Complaint for soprano, clarinet, horn, piano and percussion (2016), IN for string orchestra (2016), Am Scheideweg for accordion and harpsichord (2016), Rose for symphony orchestra (2016), alone I for clarinet, violin, piano and percussion (2017), After all for alto saxophone and piano (2017), Torrent for alto saxophone, accordion, viola and electronics (2017), Tagtraum for clarinet and accordion (2017), Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (2017), Dauerfor clarinet and electronics (2017), spit it out for flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello (2018), mono for flute, viola and harp (2018), under for clarinet, cello and piano (2018), underneath for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and objects (2018), so forth for viola, electronics and video (2018), so forth and so forth for clarinet, electronics, video and lights (2018), binaural beats for symphony orchestra (2018), circles for accordion (2018), relaxation music for chamber orchestra (2018), no-body for ensemble, video, electronics and scents (2018), where, theatre music for violin, two violas and objects (2019), returns for clarinet and electronics (2019), data processing for chamber ensemble (2019), 3/3 for saxophone, accordion and piano (2019), errorfor three female performers, objects and electronics (with Teoniki Rożynek and Aleksandra Kaca, 2019), der Kuss, music theatre for children’s choir (2019), sit back and relax for piano, percussion, double bass, electronics and lights (2019), Double Concerto for clarinet, percussion and orchestra (2020), don’t look for two violins, accordion, piano, percussion and electronics (2020), Ultimate errors compilation, improvisation for three performers, objects, instruments and live electronics (with Aleksandra Kaca and Teoniki Rożynek, 2020), Zauberwürfel for brass quintet (2021), The winner is... for flute, clarinet, cello, small percussion and choreography (2021), Außerhalb der Zeit for organ (2021), to my stars for chamber ensemble (2021), Take Me for soprano, piano and percussion (2021), Fanfare for flute, violin, percussion and piano (2022), Elusive for flute, oboe, clarinets, violin, alto and cello (2022).