Widlarz, Agnieszka International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn

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rhythmics and piano improvisation teacher, author of children’s songs, she holds a PhD in music. She graduated from the rhythmics section of the Department of Musical Education at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw in the improvisation class of Szábolcs Esztényi. As a teacher, she has worked at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music since 2003, as well as at the Karol Szymanowski State Music Schools Complex no. 4 in Warsaw. She runs piano improvisation workshops for children and music school teachers and participates in projects of universal music education. Her research projects focus on the Dalcroze theory and its reception in Poland. As a song author, she has worked with the Żak, Edukacja Polska, PWN Edition, and WSiP publishing houses. 

Her songs, alongside those of Krzysztof Herdzin, have been featured on the Mazurka album (2010), created by leading Polish jazz artists Mieczysław Szcześniak, Dorota Miśkiewicz, Janusz Szrom, and Agnieszka Wilczyńska. She has also authored song arrangements for Voice Band and Anita Lipnicka for their debut album Seventh Heaven (2012). 

In 2018, she authored twelve vocal–instrumental miniatures for children within the Compositional Commission programme. Her song collection to words by Anna Kierkosz, What Do Sounds Play, was published in 2019. 

In 2007 a jury chaired by Krzysztof Knittel awarded her the 1st and 2nd Prize at the composition competition for a children’s lullaby, run by the Music is For All Foundation.

For her special achievements in the development of art education, she has received the individual award of the Director of Art Education Centre (2016, 2019) and a Diploma from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2018).