Katarzyna Glowicka (Polish)
Katarzyna Glowicka was born in Poland in 1977. She gained her Masters degree in 2001 from the Music Academy, Wroclaw, where she studied with Grazyna Pstrokonska-Nawratil. She continued her training at the Conservatoire Nationale de Region, Strasbourg, with Ivan Fedele. Currently she is undertaking post-graduate studies at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Louis Andriessen.
Her composition Gindry for bass and string orchestra was awarded 1st prize in the Adam Didur Adam All-Polish Composition Competition in 1999.
She then attended a Young Composer's Meeting in Apeldoorn, Holland which culminated in the premiere of Deliberately Intrusive by 'de ereprijs' ensemble. Summer's Day, three songs for countertenor and string quartet, was awarded first prize in the Polish section of the ISCM awards in the name of Andrzej Panufnik.
The piece was broadcast on Polish national radio with Jonathan Peter Kenny as soloist.
Jerzy Lukosz, Librettist (Polish)
Born in Poland in 1958, Jerzy Lukosz is a playwright, novelist and literary critic specialising in German literature. An authority on the work of Thomas Mann and author of numerous studies of contemporary German literature, he also translates German works into Polish. In recent years he has focused on playwriting, forging a collaboration with the Slowacki Theatre in Cracow.
Selected published works include: