Marcin Bortnowski 3

Composer, born in Żary (Poland )in 1972, professor of art in the field of composition. Professionally associated with the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław (Poland), where he also studied composition with Grażyna Ptrokonska-Nawratil, obtaining a diploma with distinction in 1997. In 1996 he took part in the 2nd International Meeting of Young Composers in Apeldoorn (Netherlands), organized by Gaudeamus Fundation, and in the experimental and computer music workshop at the University of Gent in 1997.

He is laureate of many composition competitions, including Tadeusz Baird Competition for Young Composers (1995 – 1st and 2nd prize, 1997 – 2nd prize), National Composition Competition „Gdańsk 1997” (3rd prize), Pan Accordion 2000 Competition in Finland (1st prize). Apart from being a composer, he is also active as a lecturer in composition and computer music at the faculty of Composition, Conducting, Theory of Music and Music Therapy of the Academy of Music in Wrocław. He received scholarships from the Ministry of Culture and Art, Society of Authors ZAiKS, the Friends of the Warsaw Autumn Foundation, Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation and Deutschlandfunk. He is a member of the Polish Composers’ Union and the Polish Society for Electroacoustic Music (PSeME).

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