-> one of the most outstanding polish clarinetists of the young generation <-
As the soloist and chamber musician she performed on 5 continents in many countries of the world e.g.: Australia, New Zealand, North America, Republic of South Africa, Georgia, Austria, Italy, Spain, Armenia, Hungary in the most prestigious concert halls, such as Sydney Opera House or Royal Concertgebouw. As a soloist she made her debut with the Opole Philharmonic. Since 2011 Barbara Borowicz has been the principal clarinetist of CORdaCracovia. Barbara Borowicz works as a clarinet professor at the Music Academy in Krakow.
Barbara Borowicz is a laureate of over 20 national and international music competitions in Poland, Luxembourg, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Ukraine including 1st prize during the 2nd International Competition for Clarinet and Saxophone in Reggiolo (Italy, 2014), 2nd prize and the special award for the most outstanding artistic personality during the 6th International Clarinet Competition in Szczecin (Poland, 2014), 1st prize during the 13th International Music Competition “Juliusz Zarebski “ in Łomianki/Warszawa (Poland, 2013), 2nd prize during the International Clarinet Competition “Saverio Mercadante” in Noci/Bari (Italy, 2012). Furthermore in 2015 Barbara was awarded an interpretation prize for her performance at the Stockhausen Concerts and Courses in Kürten (Germany).
She graduated with honours the Academy of Music in Krakow in the clarinet class of Professor Andrzej Godek. She continued her musical education at Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena (Italy) and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Ceclia in Rome (Italy) in solo class of world-renowned clarinettist Alessandro Carbonare and at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (Austria) in the chamber music class. In 2022, she received postdoctoral degree at the instrumental music department at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow. In addition she improved her musical interpretation of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s pieces with remarkable clarinetist Suzanne Stephens, who is the the most accomplished performer his music. Barbara Borowicz, as the only Polish clarinettist acquired the certificate confirming the compliance of her interpretation with the composer’s intentions for composition In Freundschaft for clarinet solo. Moreover, in her repertoire is one of the most demanding piece for clarinet – Harlekin for clarinet solo, which contais theatrical elements and takes over 45 minutes.
A special place in her solo repertoire has Polish music, which she has actively performed in Poland and abroad, including compositions written for her, e. g. Marcel Chyrzynski, Ewa Fabianska-Jelinska, Michal Jakub Papara. Her first CD Double Clarinet Concertos (2016) with works for 2 clarinets and orchestra with clarinetist Andrzej Godek and second CD Witold Friemann works for clarinet and piano (2019) with world premieres written by forgotten polish composer recorded with pianist Marek Szlezer, were released by the DUX Recording Producers.
In recognition of her artistic and scholarly accomplishments Barbara Borowicz has received an award for outstanding artistic achievements granted by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, a scholarship of Ministry of Culture ‘Young Poland’, a scholarship of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, a scholarship of Royal Capital City of Krakow, Artistic Scholarship of the City of Poznan, ‘Sapere Auso’ scholarship from Malopolska Scholarship Foundation as well as the award ‘Ars Quaerendi’ for the remarkable actions for the development and the promotion of culture.
Barbara Borowicz is an Artist for Henri Selmer Paris, Silverstein Works and Vandoren.