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date: 22 August 2019

Ptaszyńska, Martalocked

  • Michael Meckna
  •  and Barbara Zwolska-Stęszeweska


(b Warsaw, July 29, 1943). Polish composer and percussionist. After graduating from the music academies of Warsaw and Poznań she received a French government grant to study with Nadia Boulanger (1969–70). In 1972 she settled in the USA when a grant from the Kosciuszko Foundation enabled her to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music (1972–4) with Erb, Cloyd Duff and Richard Weiner. During her time there she gave many lectures on Polish music and made concert appearances throughout the USA with a wide repertory that included her own works. She has taught at Bennington College, Vermont (1974–7), the University of California (1977–81), Indiana University, Northwestern University and the University of Cincinnati; in 1998 she was appointed professor at the University of Chicago. Her Siderals and Classical Variations won prizes in Percussive Arts Society competitions in 1974 and 1976, and in ...

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