Joanna Wozny

(born in 1973, in Zabre, Poland, resident in Graz), composer. She earned a master’s degree in philosophy, studying from 1992 to 1999 in Katowice, Poland. In 1996 she also commenced studies in composition and music theory at the University and performing Arts Graz with Gerd Kühr and Beat Furrer, from which she graduated with honours in 2003. During the 2002/03 academic year, she also received composing instruction from Younghi Pagh-Paan. Since 2007, all works by Joanna Wozny have been published by Edition Juliane Klein in Berlin. She lives as a freelance composer in Graz. She has written works commissioned by the Cultural Centre of the minorities in Graz, the ORF, the Munich Radio Orchestra, The Klangspuren Festival of contemporary Music in Schwaz, Vienna Mozart Year 2006, Warsaw Autumn and the Musikprotokoll concert series in Graz. Her compositions have been featured at numerous major festivals including Wien Modern, Musikprotokoll Graz, Ultraschall Festival Berlin, Warsaw Autumn and Forum Neuer Musik in Cologne. Ensembles performing her works have included the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Radio Orchestra,Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Wiener Collage, PercussioNova, ensemble courage, PHACE, the  Ewcm and Cappella Nova Graz.
Selected works: Return for saxophone and ensemble (2006), Loses for Orchestra (2006), Kahles  Astwerk for voice, flute, violin and cello (2006).
Performances: at Klangspuren Schwaz (2005), Return, Warsaw Autumn, (2006), Loses, program at steirischer herbst (2006).
Awards: music career grant by the city of Graz (2001), Advancement Award for Music from the City of Graz in 2001, the Austrian State Scholarship of 2008, the Erste Bank Composing Commission of 2010 and the SKE publicity Award of 2010.

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