Ligia Nowak Harp

LIGIA NOWAK was born on 28 December 2006 in Wrocław, Poland. She started to learn the
harp at the Karol Szymanowski Primary and Secondary Music School of General Education
in Wrocław. At the age of eleven years, she became a student of the Karol Szymanowski
Young Academy of Music in Katowice under Prof. Helga Storck. Now she is a pupil of Prof.
Malwina Lipiec -Rozmysłowicz.
Ligia has won 23 awards, including 4 Grand Prix and 15 first prizes, both in national and
international competitions.
 The 2nd Internet National Harp Competition Winter 2020 ,,Golden Laurel”
• 12th National Competition of All Specialities ‘Small or Big Virtuoso’ (Mały czy duży
wirtuoz), Warsaw 2019
• The International Competition ‘Music of Masters’ (Muzyka Mistrzów), Jelenia Góra
2015 in two categories:
 Solo
 Ensembles

 International Internet Music Competition ”IMKA” 2021
 XII Concorso Internazionale d’Arpa Marcel Tournier 2021 Cosenza, Italy
 VI Odin International Music Online Competition 2021
 I Kyoto International Music Competition 1.01.2021-1.02.2021 Kyoto, Japan
 The 2nd Internet National Harp Competition Winter 2020 Poland
 The North International Music Competition 2020 Stockholm, Sweden
 International Music Competition ,, Grand Prize Virtuoso” Bonn 2020
 The 2nd National Harp Competition ‘ Karol Groll’ , Warsaw 2019
 The Victoria Poltareva International Harp Competition, Kiev 2019
 The International Harp Competition ‘Marcel Tournier’, Cosenza 2018
 The International Classic Music Confrontation, Kłodzko 2018
 The International Competition ‘Duets with the Harp’, Cieszyn 2017
 The 3rd National Competition ‘A Miniature for the Celtic Harp’ (Miniatura na harfę
celtycką), Łódź 2015
 The Professor Karel Patras International Harp Competition, Prague 2015
 The International Competition ‘Music of Masters’ (Muzyka Mistrzów), Jelenia Góra
 International Internet Music Competition, Belgrade Serbia 2020
 The International Contemporary Children and Youth Music Competition ‘The Silver
(Srebrna Szybka), Cracow 2016
 3rd International Competition Glowing Harp, Kharkiv Ukraine online 2021
 The International Karel Patras Harp Competition, Prague 2017
She has also received numerous honourable mentions and special prizes.

As a ten-year-old soloist, Ligia performed the Harp Concerto by G.Ch. Wegenseil with the
Polish Orchestra in Sopot conducted by Andrzej Kosendiak in the National Forum of Music
in Wrocław. It was the Inauguration Concert of the International Festival ‘May with Old
Music’ (Maj z Muzyką Dawną). Ligia has also performed as a soloist with the Lower Silesian
Philharmonic Orchestra in Jelenia Góra, and in May 2018 she gave the premiere performance
of the Harp Concerto by J.G.Albrechtsberger with the National Forum of Music Orchestra in
Wrocław. During IX International Harp Festival in Katowitz 2019 she played as a solist with
the NOSPR M.Małecki-Concertino in old style. Ligia was also a solist in the Castle Ballroom
at the final concert of Zenon Brzewski International Courses in Łańcut.
For several years now, she has been a recipient of the Scholarship of the Mayor of Wrocław
and since last year of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

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