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Monika Szpyrka

composer, born in 1993 in Cracow. Her compositions were performed during Musica Electronica Nova in Wrocław, Young Composers Meeting in Apeldoorn, Ostrava New Music Days, International Festival of Cracow Composers, Festival Aktuelle Musik in Nuremberg, International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt. She collaborated with ensembles: E-MEX, Orkest de Ereprijs, Kompopolex, Ostravská Banda, Wnuk/Lazar Duo, Vocal Federation 6. She also participated in workshops: Donaueschinger Musiktage Next Generation, Synthetis. She broadened her skills during master-classes with: Mark André, Richard Ayres, Marco Blaauw, Johannes Kreidler, Zygmunt Krauze, Bernhard Lang, Stefan Prins, Marco Stroppa, Rebecca Saunders, Jennifer Walshe, Agata Zubel.
Szpyrka received the prize of The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for the best students in 2017 and Sapere Auso scholarship in 2017/2018.
She graduated in composition from the Academy of Music in Cracow where she was studying with Anna Zawadzka-Gołosz. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in theory of music. Currently, she is doing her PhD on parental Academy and studying on soloist program with tuition from Juliana Hodkinson, Niels Rønsholdt and Simon Steen-Andersen at Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus.