Kulenty Hanna

Hanna Kulenty (* March 18, 1961 Białystok-) is currently one of the most recognized Polish composers. Her songs are played at the most important music festivals and events in the country and in the world. Since 1992, he has been living both in Warsaw and in the Netherlands.

The artist is a supporter of the creative freedom of the individual, not succumbing to musical trends and fashions that are not in line with her philosophy. He calls his music “harmonic turbulence” or “surreal music”. Kulenta’s music is non-schematic and non-obvious art, characterized by a captivating narrative and a specific aura of sound, obtained thanks to unconventional performances. It is the result of a developed distance to the past and conventions. Describing her technique, she talks about the polyphony of the arches – her compositions are designed to hypnotize and put the listener into a trance.

The official website of the artist. News also available on culture.pl.

Pieces with the violin:

  • String Quartet No. 1 (1983-84)
  • The Parable of the Grain, monodrama for alto, flute, violin, double bass, percussion and tape (1985)
  • Still Life with Violin for violin (1985)
  • Cannon for violin and piano (1988)
  • Violin Concerto No. 1 [version I] for violin and chamber orchestra (1992)
  • Cadenza for violin and delay (1992)
  • Violin Concerto No. 1 [version II] for violin, delay and orchestra (1993)
  • A Cradle Song for violin, cello and piano (1993)
  • A Fourth Circle for violin (or viola or cello) and piano (1994)
  • Going Up 1 for violin and double bass (1995)
  • Violin Concerto No. 2 for violin and symphony orchestra (1996)
  • Sierra for violin and cello (1996)
  • Crossing lines for violin, clarinet and piano (2001)
  • Five for five for string quintet (2013)
  • Siesta for violin, cello and trumpet (2016)