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Elzbieta SikoraElzbieta Sikora, speaker at The Next Chapter, ISPA's 27th June Congress, in Wrocław, Poland on June 17-22, 2013. View the full Schedule of Events.

Born in 1943 in Lwow, Poland, ora studied electronic music with Pierre Schaeffer and Francois Bayle in Paris and music composition with Tadeusz Baird and Zbigniew Rudzinski in Warszaw, Poland and with Betsy Jolas in Paris. In 1973 she founded, with W.Michniewski and K.Knittel the Group of Composers KEW. Scholarships from the French Government at IRCAM, Paris, the City of Mannheim, and the Kosciuszko Foundation at CCRMA (Computer Center for Research in Music and Acoustics), Stanford, have enriched the composer's international outlook.

Elzbieta has received among others: II Prize for her opera "Ariadna", at the Composers Competition in Dresden, Germany, Prix Magistère for "Aquamarina" in Bourges, France. She has been awarded by SACEM, received the SACD Prize Nouveau Talent Musique for her opera "L’Arrache-coeur”, in Paris, France and Künstlerinnenpreise in Heidelberg, Germany. She was awarded by l'Académie du Disque Lyrique in Paris and received the French Distinction, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

Her new opera "Madame Curie” (libretto by A. Miklaszewska) was premiered in Paris the 15th of November 2011 at the Unesco Hall by the ensemble of Opera Bałtycka, Gdansk. Elzbieta lives and works in Paris, France.


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