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Walentynowicz Małgorzata

She graduated from the Academy of Music in Gdańsk after piano studies with Bogdan Czapiewski, from Gerrit Zitterbart’s class in the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover and from the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, where she obtained an honours degree in the interpretation of contemporary music after studies with Nicolas Hodges.

Małgorzata Walentynowicz won the 1st Prize at the 37th Gaudeamus Interpreters’ Competition in Amsterdam (2009) and 1st Prize at the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music Competition in Buffalo, New York (2010). For her interpretations of contemporary music, she was also granted a scholarship to attend the 43rd Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music, the City of Gdańsk Culture Award for Young Artists, the Pomeranian Artistic Award and the Sztorm Award of the “Gazeta Wyborcza” daily. She has received scholarships from the Government of the French Republic, the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk, the F. Chopin Society in Warsaw and the Alfred Toepfer Foundation in Hamburg.

She has collaborated with composers such as Wolfgang Rihm, Chaya Czernowin, Zbigniew Krauze, Gordon Kampe, Clemens Gadenstätter, Caspar Johannes Walter, Hans Zender, Krzysztof Wołek, Katarzyna Głowicka and Jagoda Szmytka. She has appeared as a soloist notably with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Iuventus, and the New Music Orchestra. Her interpretations have been released on CD by Bôłt Records, DUX, Deutschlandfunk, WDR, MDR, and the Polish Radio. She has also performed chamber repertoire with the German contemporary bass-baritone Frank Wörner and with chamber music ensembles such as Ensemble Garage Köln, LUX:NM Berlin, Thürmchen Ensemble Köln, Ensemble Linea Strasburg, Ensemble Adapter Berlin, and Ensemble Proton Bern.