Barbara Borowicz started learning to play the clarinet at the age of 13 in Karol Kurpiński State Primary Music School in Poznań. She continued her education in the State Secondary Music School in Poznań, and later on at the Academy of Music in Kraków under supervision of professor Andrzej Godek in his class of clarinet.
She has attended numerous master classes conducted by outstanding professors: Eduard Brunner, Florent Heau, Andrzej Janicki, Karel Dohnal, Johannes Peitz, Joy Farrel, Kiryll Rybakov, Antonio Saiote, Jozsef Balogh, Jorge Montill, Jean-Marc Fessard, Andrzej Janicki, Wojciech Mrozek.
Barbara Borowicz has been a laureate of several national and international contests, both as a soloist and a chamber musician, including: 8th International Clarinet Competition ‘Saverio Mercadante’ (Italy), European Competition for Young Soloists (Luxembourg), 14th Competition for Woodwind Instruments (Poland), 13th Meeting of Chamber Ensembles (Poland), 8th International Music Competition ‘Davorin Jenko’ (Serbia), 9th International Independent Music Competition ‘Individualis’ (Ukraine).
As a soloist and a chamber musician Barbara has given concerts in Poland, France, England, Croatia, Slovenia and Germany: e.g. ‘Argentinian Music – European Similarities of the Distant Continent’ in Kraków, fourth and fifth edition of Wawel Castle at Dusk Festival in Kraków, 6th Clarinet Festival in Krosno, International Music Festival in Gorjansko, Slovenia. Worth mentioning is her participation in the world premiere of the work by Andreas N. Tarkmann and CD recording of this piece at the International Festival ‘Emsbürener Musiktage’. In 2012 Barbara participated in the Polish premiere of Credences of summer, a composition for violin, clarinet, and piano by W Hekster. Barbara’s future plans include the premiere of the work for clarinet, piano, percussion, and orchestra written by Polish composer Michał Jakub Papara.
Barbara Borowicz regularly performs with the pianist Anna Miernik-Sobula; together they form SoundArtDuo ensemble, which primarily focuses on playing the works of Polish composers. Their duo has received several prizes at international competitions and has been frequently invited to play at various events.
In recognition of her artistic and scholarly accomplishments Barbara Borowicz has received several awards and scholarships: a scholarship funded by DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service), an award for outstanding artistic achievements granted by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, a scholarship funded by the Minister of Science, a scholarship funded by the Minister Culture and National Heritage for outstanding scholarly achievements, a scholarship for gifted students funded by the Royal City of Kraków. She has also received artistic scholarship from the City of Poznań, Sapere Auso scholarship granted by Małopolska Scholarship Foundation (2012/2013) and a scholarship “Młoda Polska” (‘Young Poland’) from the Minister of Culture.
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