Magdalena Gorwa is a graduate of composition (with distinction) 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 15 quartets for 15th Anniversary of NeoQuartet (2021), 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). By way of a competition, she was selected to participate in the Belarusian-Polish KINEMO Film Music Festival, which took part in summer 2021. Her pieces have been recommended twice by the National Jury of Polish Society of Contemporary Music for performance during the ISCM World Music Days in New Zealand (2019) and China (2022)
She has received scholarships granted by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the President of Wroclaw for talented, young people with artistic achievements.
She participated in many composition courses conducted by Mark Andre, Bohdana Frolyak, Juste Janulyte, 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.
In cooperation with with the WELT.collective creates interdyscyplinary projects based on an unconventional combination of classical and electronic music, singing, performance and visualization.
In addition to being musician she likes travelling and watching animated movies.