Biography

A laureate of top prizes in eight international contests, including the Queen Sofia Music Competition in Madrid, the Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona, the G.B. Viotti Competition in Vercelli, the V. Bucchi Competition in Rome, she also won a Gold Medal and a Grand Prix at the Festival in Bordeaux.

Apart of her studies at the F. Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, she mastered her skills under Maestro Aurele Nicolet in Switzerland, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion in France. She gave concerts at such venues as the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, the Lincoln Center in NYC, the Tivoli Hall in Copenhagen, the Grieg Hall in Bergen (at the Bergen International Festival), the Palau de Musica in Barcelona, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Purcell Room in London, De Doelen in Rotterdam, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Warsaw Philharmonic and at festivals, including the Bergen Festival-Grieg, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland), KLCC in Kuala Lumpur, The Warsaw Autumn, the Premiere Festival in Katowice, the Krzysztof Penderecki Festival in Kraków or the Mozart Festival in Warsaw.

In her native Poland she is usually the soloist of choice for premieres of flute concertos of contemporary composers such as Krzysztof Knittel (2013), Pavel Klimahevsky (2013), Jerzy Maksymiuk (2010), Darek Przybylski (2009), Dariusz Przybylski (2009), Marta Ptaszyńska (2008), Piotr Wróbel (2008), Maciej Małecki (2006), Mikołaj Górecki (2005), Aleksander Szczetyński (1999), Krzesimir Dębski (1998). These compositions were written especially for her. The artist performed these concertos with such orchestras as the National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice during „Premieres Festival”, the National Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and the Aukso Chamber Orchestra led by Marek Moś.

She was the first Polish flutist to perform Henryk Mikołaj Górecki’s flute concerto (with the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Moscow Philharmonic) and the Krzysztof Penderecki`s flute concerto conducted by the composer. She also gave concerts with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon under Claudio Schimone and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders in Antwerp.

Jadwiga Kotnowska also participates in ‛crossover’ projects blending classical music and jazz, working together with acclaimed jazzmen such as Andrzej Jagodziński, Krzysztof Herdzin, Mike Richmond and Vitold Rek.

She has been recording for the radio in Spain, France, Switzerland, Holland, USA, and for the record labels: Polskie Nagrania, MDG, Quantum (Paris), Scotstown Music (Edynburgh), Tonpress, DUX.

The artist is a professor at the Feliks Nowowiejski Music Academy in Bydgoszcz (Poland), she has been giving master classes in the USA, Malaysia, Finland, Italy, France and at the Royal College of Music in London.

Premieres

The artist is often the soloist of choice for premieres of flute concertos dedicated for her by various contemporary Composers.

2019.04.01,
Katowice, The World Premieres Festival, G.Fitelberg Concert Hall – Hanna Kulenty – 2nd Flute Concerto with The National Radio Symphony Orchestra. The World Premiere
 
2017.12.01,
The Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra in Katowice – Mikołaj Górecki – 2nd Flute Concerto with The Silesian Symphony Orchestra. The World Premiere
 
2013.10.19
Krzysztof Knittel – Partita II (INUIT)for flute, string orchestra and the electronic media with Aukso Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy conducted by Marek Moś
5th International Festival of Electroacustic Music Musica Electronica Nova, Wrocław
 
2013.10.02
Paul Klimashevsky – Ellington & Mingus Suite for flute, double bass, drums and string orchestra with Capella Bydgostiensis Chamber Orchestra conducted by José Maria Florêncio, Vitold Rek – double bass, Piotr Biskupski – drums
51th Bydgoszcz Music Festival Classics and Jazz, Pomeranian Philharmonic, Bydgoszcz
 
2012.05.11
Lowell Liebermann – Flute Concerto op.39 (Polish premiere) with Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jan Wincenty Hawel
The Katowice Philharmonic Hall
 
2009.03.29
Dariusz Przybylski – Hommage a Josquin – Flute Concerto with string orchestra, percussion and electronic sounds with Aukso Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy conducted by Marek Moś
The World Premieres International Festival, G. Fitelberg Concert Hall, Katowice
 
2008.11.20
Piotr Wróbel – Jazz Concerto Grosso for flute, double bass and strings with Kielce Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jacek Rogala, Vitold Rek – double bass
4th Polish Chamber Music Festival, Warsaw
 
2008.05.18
Marta Ptaszyńska – Double concerto for flute, harp and orchestra with The National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Krzysztof Urbański, Anna Sikorzak-Olek – harp
The G. Fitelberg Concert Hall, Katowice
 
2008.02.16
Jerzy Maksymiuk – Music for flute, harp and strings with The National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk, Anna Sikorzak-Olek – harp
The G. Fitelberg Concert Hall, Katowice
 
2006.12.15
Hisatada Otaka – Flute Concerto (Polish premiere) with Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mirosław Błaszczyk
Silesian Philharmonic, Katowice
 
2006.02.22
Robert Kurdybacha – Flute Concerto with Wratislavia Orchestra conducted by Jan Stanieda
International Contemporary Music Festival Musica Polonica Nova, Wroclaw
 
2006.08.04
Maciej Małecki – Flute Concerto with with Aukso Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy conducted by Marek Moś
7th Summer Aukso Philharmonic Festival, Suwałki
 
2005.06.12
Mikołaj Górecki – Flute Concerto with The National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sławek Wróblewski
Festival of World Premieres, G. Fitelberg Concert Hall, Katowice
 
2004.09.26
Włodek Pawlik – Puls 11/8 with Aukso Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy conducted by Marek Moś
Mikołaj Górecki – Variations for flute and piano, Mariusz Rutkowski – piano
Witold Lutosławski – Flute transcription of a Double Concerto for oboe, harp and chamber orchestra with Aukso Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy conducted by Marek Moś, Anna Sikorzak-Olek – harp
Polish Contemporary Music – Poland for Europe, The Royal Castle in Warsaw
 
1998.05.16
Krzesimir Dębski – Flute Concerto with Wravislavia Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jan Stanieda
The Royal Castle in Warsaw
 
1997.02.14
Alexander Szczetyński – Flute Concerto with Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Wojciech Michniewski
Warsaw National Philharmonic Hall
 
1996.10.14
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki – Concerto Cantata op. 65 (Polish premiere) with The National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antoni Wit
The G. Fitelberg Concert Hall, Katowice
 
1993.12.11
Krzysztof Penderecki – Concerto da Camera (Polish premiere) with Sinfonietta Cracovia Orchestra conducted by Mirosław Błaszczyk
Krzysztof Penderecki’s Festival, Kraków Philharmonic Hall
 
1988.11.22
Joaquin Rodrigo – Concierto Pastoral (Polish premiere) with Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Manuel Galduf
Poznań Philharmonic Hall

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CONCERTS

Upcomming concerts
01.04.2019

Katowice, The World Premieres Festival, G.Fitelberg Concert Hall – Hanna Kulenty – 2nd Flute Concerto with The National Radio Symphony Orchestra. The World Premiere

12.12.2017

Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, recital with Radosław Kurek – piano and Krzysztof Pełech – guitar

01.12.2017

The Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra in Katowice – Mikołaj Górecki – 2nd Flute Concerto with The Silesian Symphony Orchestra. The World Premiere

Performed concerts
08.11.2017

Norway, Oslo Gamle Logen Concert Hall, Recital

17.09.2017

17th International Chamber Music and Organ Festival, Wygiełzów – Lipowiec, recital with Hanna Holeksa – piano

12.03.2017

Katowice, NOSPR – The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Concert hall – Master Recital with Hanna Holeksa – piano and Anna Sikorzak-Olek – harp

15.12.2016

Lebanon, St. John-Marc Cathedral in Byblos/Jbeil – Recital

10.12.2016

Warsaw, Culture Promotion Center Saska Kępa – Flute with harp recital with Anna Sikorzak-Olek

02.03.2016

The Szczecin Philharmonic Hall – Concert with Andrzej Jagodziński Trio, Agnieszka Wilczyńska, Henryk Miśkiewicz with Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra

30.01.2016

Mikolaj Gorecki Silesian Philharmonic Hall in Katowice – Recital

17.10.2015

Royal Castle Museum – The Cooper Roof Palace, Polish King`s Residence – Recital with guitar player Leszek Potasiński

16.08.2015

X International Mozart Festival Mozartiana in Gdańsk, Uphagen House
Inauguration concert – Recital with the pianist Hanna Holeksa

23.05.2015

Museum of Ancient Mazovian Metallurgy in Pruszków – Recital with the pianist Kuba Stankiewicz

13.03.2015

Podlasie Philharmony, Bialystok
Lowell Liebermann – Flute Concerto op.39 with Podlasie Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by George Tchitchinadze

18.01.2015

“Verita Nostra” Music Festival 2015 in Warsaw, ul.Mysia 3, at 6 pm. Recital with Leszek Potasiński – guitar

27.10.2014

Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio S1, Warsaw
Lowell Liebermann – Flute Concerto op. 39 with Juventus Symophony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Slowik

25.06.2014

Mozart Festival, The Royal Castle in Warsaw
W.A. Mozart – Flute Concerto in G-major KV 313 with Warsaw Chamber Opera Orchestra conducted by Ruben Silva

07.06.2014

XXIV Mikolow Music Festival
Joaquin Rodrigo – Fantasia per un gentilhombre with The National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk

28.03.2014

Paris, Bilbioteque Polonaise
Recital with Mariusz Rutkowski – piano. Pieces by L. Liebermann, A. Tansmann, H.M. Górecki

25.03.2014

Skierniewice
Recital with Mariusz Rutkowski – piano. Pieces by L. Liebermann, S. Prokofiev, C. Debussy

17.01.2014

Kielce Philharmonic Orchestra
Saverio Mercadante – Concerto in E-minor with Kielce Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Ruben Silva

Discography

Artist has been recording for the radio in Spain, France, Switzerland, Holland, USA and for the record labels: Scotstown Music, Polskie Nagrania, MDG/Savitor, SEPM Quantum, DUX.

2011

POLISH MUSIC
K. Komeda Svantetic
Oberek – folk melody
Jadwiga Kotnowska – flute
Andrzej Jagodziński Trio
Aukso Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy conducted by Marek Moś
STUDIO REALIZACJI MYŚLI TWÓRCZYCH

2010

Dariusz Przybylski – Works for Orchestra
D. Przybylski Hommage a Josquin – Flute Concerto with string orchestra, percussion and electronic sounds
Jadwiga Kotnowska – flute
Aukso Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy conducted by Marek Moś
DUX

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2007

JAZZSINFONICA Live
11th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival
A. Piazzolla Escuallo
L. van Beethoven IX Symfonia op.125 (Finał)
Jadwiga Kotnowska – flute
Andrzej Jagodziński Trio
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michał Nestorowicz
POLISH RADIO

2006

The Warsaw Philharmonic “Thursday Musical Meetings”
C. Ph. E. Bach Concerto in D-minor
A. Piazzolla Libertango
A. Piazzolla Escuallo
K. Komeda Svantetic
Jadwiga Kotnowska – flute
Andrzej Jagodziński Trio
Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jan Lewtak
Warsaw Philharmonic TWOJA MUZA, live recording

2005

More Art of Robert Burns
Scottish Classical Music arranged by David Johnson
Jadwiga Kotnowska – flute
Jeremy Barlow – harpsichord
Bonni Rideout – violin
Kevin McCrae – cello
Edinburgh, Scotland – SCOTSTOWN Music

2005

Anna Jastrzębska Chamber Music
A. Jastrzębska Piu Inflano
Jadwiga Kotnowska – flute
Mariusz Rutkowski – piano
DUX

1993

Jadwiga Kotnowska plays Vivaldi
A. Vivaldi The Four Seasons
S. Mercedante Concerto E minor
Jadwiga Kotnowska – flute
Jan Stanieda – conductor
Władysław Kłosiewicz – harpsichord
TONPRESS
Nominated for Music Award of Polish Phonographic Academy Fryderyk in 1994.

1993

Flûte et Harpe en Recital
Jadwiga Kotnowska – flute
Joanna Kozielska – harp
Paris, France – QUANTUM

1980

S. Prokofiew Sonata D-dur op. 94 Nr. 2
P. Boulez Sonatina
Jadwiga Kotnowska – flute
Barbara Halska – piano
Polskie Nagrania MUZA SX1976

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