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Barbara Kaszuba (1983 Poznań) is a graduate of the Henryk Wieniawski School of Music called “Poznań School of Talent” in the violin class of Mirosław Bocek (2002) and of the Fryderyk Chopin School of Music in the piano class of Barbara Jarantowska (2003); she is a graduate of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań in the composition class by prof. G. Pstrokońska-Nawratil (honours MA degree 2007) and of the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in the violin class by Prof. Marcin Baranowski 2011; in 2005 a study in Hochschule für Musik in Dresden by prof. W.Krätschmar; in 2007 artistic scholarship in Woodside – California, USA; since 2007 she works at the Academy of Music in Poznań; in 2013 she obtained PhD degree and in 2019 she obtained habilitation. Barbara Kaszuba belongs to the Polish Composers Association. She tried to compose already in her childhood, submitting her work to critical evaluation of prof. Andrzej Koszewski, prof. Marek Stachowski, prof. Romuald Twardowski. She presented her works at festivals and many concerts in Poland and abroad /Germany, Russia, England, Scotland, Lithuania, Holland, Ukraine, Belarus, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland/. She took part in numerous radio and TV programs.
Barbara has got many prizes at competitions for composers:
CANTABILE 95 in Kraków – special prize to encourage her for further
Czechowice-Dziedzice 1997 - award for the youngest participant;

2002 - distinction
PATRI PATRIAE 98 in Katowice 98 – III prize
CRESCENDO 99 in Tarnów - Grand Prix
IBLA 99 New York – Ragusa – V level
Sanok 2003 - distinction
Warsaw 2004, 2006 – (the Polish Composers Union) prize – performing
at the International Festival for Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn
Kraków 2004 (PWM Edition) – distinction
Wrocław 2005 – I prize
Sanok 2009 - Grand Prix
Competition of Institute of Music and Dance – the programme Composer – in - Residence -
Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra Amadeus conducted by A. Duczmal – Mróz 2012/2013
Gdańsk 2016 – distinction
Sanok 2017 – III level
New York, USA 2021, Vox Novus
Toronto, Canada 2021, the programme Composer – in – Residence – SHHH!! Ensemble
As a performer Barbara was a finalist at the Competition of Music XX century for Young Performers in Radziejowice 1999, 2001; she also plays chamber music /duo violin with accordion/. In this category at international and polish competitions she received in:
Sanok 2000 – I prize
Mława 2001 – I prize
Castelfidardo, Italy 2001 – II prize
Mława 2002 - I prize
Klingenthal, Germany 2002 – II prize
Poprad 2003 - I prize, the special prize of European Union of Competition Youth (EMCY Art
for Music Prize); Wrocław 2006 – II prize
Sarre-Union, France 2006 – Prix du Conseil General /Familiare/
Grand Prix, V World Championship of folklore World Folk 2015, Nessebar, Bulgaria /a member of Ensemble Poligrodzianie/
Barbara Kaszuba as a pianist creates a duet with the singer Maciej Boberek (bass). Their repertoire includes songs and opera arias. They gave concerts at many Festivals among others in Poland, Germany, Italy and Iceland.
Barbara was granted an artistic scholarship by Business and Professional Womens' Club Poznań, the Ministry of Culture in the category – an artistic individuality (1998, 2000, 2002, 2006), Djerasi-UNESCO/ Woodside, California USA 2007; prize of polish journalists – Medal of Young Art (2010), Marshal of districkt in Wielkopolska – Summer course in Darmstadt (2012), Adam Mickiewicz Institute (2013), Medal of the H. Cegielski Association (2013). Her works are published in ASTRA, FONOLA and PWM Edition in Poland and
Chiola Music Press in Italy, University of East Sarajewo, Academy of Music East Sarajewo in Bosnia and Hercegowina and performed by the soloists, ensembles and orchestra: The Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz conducted by M. J. Błaszczyk and M. Diakun, The Philharmonic of Częstochowa conducted by Cz. Grabowski, Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra Amadeus conducted by A. Duczmal and A. Duczmal - Mróz, Tatra Mood Orchestra conducted by A. Kreiner, Warsaw Camerata by P. Kos-Nowicki, The Symphony Orchestra of the Music Academy in Poznań conducted by T. Bugaj, W. Kunc. Her first record My Music (Acte Prealable) has come into being as a part of scholarship program “Young Poland” organized also by the Ministry of Culture (2005); her second CD Not only from Iceland has been released in 2019 (the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań).

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