Moszumańska – Nazar Krystyna

Krystyna Moszumańska – Nazar (* 1924 Lviv- † 2008 Kraków) pianist, composer and teacher.

She studied in Kraków in the piano class of prof. Jan Hoffman and in the composition class of Stanisław Wiechowicz. She has received many awards for her compositions, incl. for Oberek from the Suite of Polish Dances for piano, Hexaedre for orchestra, Exodus for symphony orchestra and tape.

At the competition for young composers in Buenos Aires, she won the 1st prize for Music for Strings, and at the K. Szymanowski competition, she won 2nd prize for the poem Polish Madonnas for mixed choir and symphony orchestra. She was a music theory teacher at the State Secondary Music School in Krakow. She also worked as an accompanist. From 1963, she taught composition at the State Higher School of Music in Krakow. She held managerial positions at her university for many years. Gościnie also lectured in many European cities, incl. in Leipzig, Nuremberg and Helsinki. She was a juror at several international composition competitions.

She has received many awards for her activities, incl. several times the award of the Minister of Culture and Art, the Golden Cross of Merit, the Prime Minister’s Award for works for children and youth, the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta and many others.

More information about the composer at and Wikipedia.

Pieces with the violin:

  • String trio (1960)
  • Quartetto per archi (1973-74) (sheet music)
  • String Quartet No. 2 (1980) (sheet music)
  • Canzona for solo violin (1985) (sheet music)
  • Impression for string quartet (1997-98)
  • String Quartet No. 3 (1995)
  • String Quartet No. 4 (1998-2003)
  • Concerto for violin and orchestra (1999-2000)