Barbara Borowicz Clarinet Outstanding Educator Awards

IMKA awards BARBARA BOROWICZ for selfless education work in developing outstanding Clarinet Players.

Barbara Borowicz

Barbara Borowicz graduated with honors from the Academy of Music in Krakow (Poland)
in the clarinet class of Professor Andrzej Godek. She continued her musical education at
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Ceclia in Rome (Italy) with Alessandro Carbonare and at the
Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (Austria) in the chamber music class.
In addition she improve her musical interpretation of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s pieces with
remarkable clarinetist Suzanne Stephens, who is the most accomplished performer of his
music. Moreover, in her repertoire there is one of the most demanding piece for clarinet –
Harlekin for clarinet solo, which contains theatrical elements and takes over 45 minutes. She
is currently professor of the clarinet at her alma mater. Since 2020 she is a country chair of
Poland in the International Clarinet Association. As a soloist she made her debut with the
Opole Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland and since then she has been regularly performing in
Europe, North America, Australia, Africa and Asia in prestigious concert halls such as the
Sydney Opera House, Royal Concertgebouw. She is a laureate of numerous solo and chamber
music competitions in Poland, Germany, Luxembourg, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia,
Lithuania and Ukraine. A special place in her solo repertoire has Polish music, which she has
actively performed in Poland and abroad, including compositions written for her, e. g. Marcel
Chyrzynski, Ewa Fabianska-Jelinska, Michal Jakub Papara. She recorded 2 solo CDs: Witold
Fiemann Works for clarinet and piano (DUX1529) with world premieres written by forgotten
polish composer and Double Clarinet Concerto (DUX1303), released by the DUX Recording
Producers. Barbara was awarded repeatedly by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
as well as the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for her work within music and
science. Moreover she received the Młoda Polska scholarship from the Polish Ministry of
Culture as well as the award Ars Quaerendi for the remarkable activities for the development
and the promotion of culture. Barbara Borowicz is an Artist for Henri Selmer, Vandoren and
Silverstein Works.

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