Barbara Borowicz

Barbara Borowicz
Barbara Borowicz not only mastered the Harlequin which is filled to the brim with breakneck figures. First and foremost she managed to achieve an organic unity of sound and gesture with its difficult choreography. This, Harlequin’s dance, was natural, graceful, coquettish and passionate.”
Monika Pasiecznik (ODRA Magazine), 46th International Festival of Contemporary Music Poznańska Wiosna Muzyczna

Barbara Borowicz made as soloist her debut with the Opole Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland and since then she has been regularly performing in Europe, North Americas, Australia, Africa and Asia in prestigious concert halls such as the Sydney Opera House.

She 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 2017 she received her PhD degree at the Academy of Music in Krakow. 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 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.

Her first compact disc Double Clarinet Concertos (2016) with works for 2 clarinets and orchestra with clarinetist Andrzej Godek and second compact disc Witold Friemann works for clarinet and piano (2019) with world premieres written by forgotten polish composer recorded with pianist Marek Szlezer, were released by the DUX Recording Producers.

Since 2014 Barbara Borowicz is a clarinet professor at the Music Academy in Krakow. 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 Ars Quaerendi award for the remarkable activities for the development and the promotion of culture.

Audio : Artur Cieślak - Monologue for clarinet solo, Barbara Borowicz, live 15 11 2019


Photo credit: Klaudyna Schubert