Kierkosz, Anna International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn

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Curator of educational programmes and projects, educator, author of literary miniatures. She graduated from the Institute of Musicology at the University of Warsaw. Her creative projects usually involve the participation of children, young people, and adults. She has published four books: Fairy Tales from the Vistula, Bug and Narew (2007), Mazurka, song cycle with music by Krzysztof Herdzin and Agnieszka Widlarz and short stories (2010), Smykowizje (2017), and What Do Sounds Play, song cycle (2019), three of which were written in cooperation with children, their parents or guardians, and teachers. Musical miniatures setting her texts have been performed notably by Mieczysław Szcześniak, Natalia Przybysz, Dorota Miśkiewicz, Agnieszka Wilczyńska, and Janusz Szrom. She has won awards in nationwide literary competitions “For the Pen of the President of Warsaw” (2005), Jerzy Kozarzewski Literary Competition (2018), and Sing to Me, Mother (2006).