Niewiadomska – Michałowicz Barbara

Niewiadomska – Michałowicz Barbara (* April 7, 1938 Lublin-) a composer and teacher.

She studied composition in Warsaw in the class of Piotr Perkowski. The award at the Competition of the Polish Composers’ Union for “Hallelujah” enabled her to continue her education in Paris in the class of Nadia Boulanger. Simultaneously with her studies, she conducted teaching activities, including at PSM im. Karol Szymanowski in Warsaw. He is a member of both the Polish Composers’ Union and the Catholic Intelligentsia Club. Her composing oeuvre is dominated by vocal music with reference to religious, historical and literary traditions. The main feature of her works is the natural expressiveness expressed in both rhythmic, melodic and color means. A large part of her work is intended for children and adolescents. Among them are songs for voice and piano, also written to their own texts. She also wrote chamber pieces for various performances. She prepared arrangements of folk songs, songs of historical Christmas carols and pastorals. For her activities, she received the 1st degree Individual Award of the Minister of Culture and Art (1991) and the Golden Cross of Merit in the same year.

The piece with the violin was awarded in 1984 at the Warsaw Branch Composers’ Competition

  • Expromptum for flute violin and cellos (1984)