Biography

Magdalena Gorwa is a second-year student of MA studies in the composition with Cezary Duchnowski and Paweł Hendrich at the K. Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw. Since 2019, she has been a member of the Polish Society of Contemporary Music and the Youth Circle of the Polish Composers’ Union.

She is a laureate of national and international composition competition, the most important of them are: 1st Prize at the International Composition Competition in Vienna (2020), Main Prize at the National Composition Competition in Kalisz (2018), III prize ex aequo at the UFM National Composition Competition in Warsaw (2013), distinction at the My note composition competition in Łódź (2012). By way of a competition, she was selected to participate in the Belarusian-Polish KINEMO Film Music Festival, which will take part in summer 2021. In 2019, her piece received the recommendations of the National Jury of Polish Society of Contemporary Music for performance during the ISCM World Music Days in New Zealand.

She has received scholarships granted by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport and the President of Wroclaw for talented, young people with artistic achievements.

She participated in many composition courses conducted by Bohdana Frolyak, Niels Rønsholdt, Ondrej Adamek, Johannes Kreidler, Maurico Sotelo, Marta Ptaszyńska, Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil and in the Canti Spazializzati workshop and concert series devoted to experimental music.

Since 2016, she has been composing music for theatre performances, mainly for puppet theater. Since 2019, she has been the composer of the Teatr Aczemu founded by Małgorzata Pilczuk, which promotes children’s literature throughout Poland.

She also writes a lot of electronic experimental music and, in collaboration with students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, perform multimedia performances.

In addition to being musician she is also a yogini, she likes travelling and watching animated movies.