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Ania Karpowicz (flutist, curator, activist) Poland

Ania KarpowiczA graduate of the Hochschule für Musik Detmold in the class of Janos Balint (2011) and the Academy of Music. G. and K. Bacewiczów in Łódź in the class of Antoni Wierzbiński (2009). Prizewinner of national and international music competitions in Poland and Germany (1999-2015). Scholarships-winner of „Alumni Verein” Detmold as well as individual artistic scholarship of the Capital City of Warsaw (2012, 2013, 2015).

2006-2008 Ania Karpowicz joined the European Union Youth Orchestra. With the EUYO she performed in the Royal Albert Hall (the PROMS), Berliner Konzerthaus, Concertgebouw, Zurich Tonhalle and many other concert halls in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Latvia and Kazakhstan, performing as an orchestral musician with such musical personalities as Sir James Galway, Janine Jansen, Andrey Boreyko, Vladimir Askenhazy.

Ania Karpowicz is an active soloist, she performed at the Musica Electronica Nova Festival, Wrocław (2015), at the Philharmonic A. Rubinstein in Łódź (2016) as well as she gave concerts with Sound Factory Orchestra at the Music Academy in Wrocław, Hochschule für Musik Dresden and Folkwang Universitat der Künste Essen (2017).

As a chamber musician, she appears regularly in Hashtag Ensemble, In:te:gro, Fl: Ar-Art as well as she cooperates successfully with pianist Marek Bracha and organist Michał Markuszewski.

Ania Karpowicz specializes in urban micro-projects carried out in cooperation with local communities. In 2010-2012, she led the project „Lokal Na Poważnie” in which 26 concerts took place and 21 world premieres were held. In 2014 she took part in a series of concerts „WawaParis1914” together with Mariusz Kłubczuk and Barbara Kinga Majewska, implementing classical music to public space. She took part in the festival of creating urban space „War Vie”. In 2015 she completed a series of 12 „Dźwiękolory” backyard workshops with classical and contemporary music for the local communities of Warsaw. In 2017, in cooperation with Marek Bracha, she initiated „WarszeMuzik” – a series of musical interventions in urban space in the area of the Warsaw Ghetto.

Since 2003, Ania Karpowicz extends Polish flute literature by working with composers. She has performed many world premieres and has got 37 works dedicated to her.

In 2013, Ania Karpowicz founded the Hashtag Ensemble music cooperative and manages her works, performing repertoire concerts with music of the 20th and 21st century, as well as leading improvisational and educational initiatives. Hashtag Ensemble has published CD „Visegrad Songs” for Requiem Records (2015). The album music sounded in 7 concerts , incl. the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Solti Hall in Budapest and the National Philharmonic in Minsk, Belarus. In May 2018 Hashtag Ensemble released second CD album: #NetworkMusic. Hashtag Ensemble regularly appears in the Smykowizje series at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, presenting music to the youngest audiences. Only in 2017, the cooperative has completed 34 concerts for over 1,000 families. Hashtag Ensemble performed final compositions in the Composers’ Competition. T. Baird (2017) and the 15th International Competition T. Serocki (2017).

Ania Karpowicz has 3 children: Antonina, Ignacy and Michalina.

 

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