- Barbara Zwolska-Stęszeweska
(b Warsaw, May 17, 1943). Polish composer. She studied composition with Kazimierz Sikorski at the State Higher School of Music in Warsaw, graduating in 1966. She was awarded a French government scholarship and studied in Paris (1968–70) with Messiaen, Boulanger and Schaeffer. In 1969 she was a co-founder of the Groupe International de Musique Electroacoustique. In 1975 she moved to Belgium, where she has combined composing with a wide range of other artistic interests, including writing film scripts for television. She is active as a critic and broadcaster, promoting new music in programmes for French, Belgian and German radio, and has directed composition courses at Aix-en-Provence, in the USA (MIT, UCLA and Yale University) and at the University of Montreal. She also promotes Polish music in Belgium and was the founder and first president (1983) of the Belgian Chopin and Szymanowski Society. She has worked in the electronic studios of Ghent University and Belgian radio and television....