Baranowski, Tomasz, doctor, musicologist and pianist, lecturer in the School of Music Theory and Aesthetics of the Institute of Musicology of the University of Warsaw. He is the author of Estetyka ekspresjonizmu w muzyce XX wieku [The aesthetic of expressionism in twentieth-century music] (Białystok, 2006), which in 2007 was nominated for the Jan Długosz Prize, and editor of two volumes of studies devoted to the life and work of Stanisław Moniuszko: W kręgu muzyki Stanisława Moniuszki: szkice i materiały [In the sphere of the music o f Stanisław Moniuszko] (Białystok, 2004) and Książę muzyki naszej. Twórczość Stanisława Moniuszki jako dziedzictwo kultury polskiej i europejskiej [The prince of our music. The work o f Stanisław Moniuszko as a legacy of Polish and European culture] (Warszawa, 2008). In addition, he has published over thirty scholarly articles devoted, among other things, to the music aesthetics, teaching and oeuvre of Chopin, Moniuszko, Karłowicz, Szymanowski, Liszt, Mahler, Scriabin and Messiaen.
Bielawski, Ludwik, professor emeritus in the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. In 1965 he gained his Ph.D. for the work Rytmika polskich pieśni ludowych [Rhythm in traditional polish folk songs] (Kraków, 1970). In 1974 he earned his habilitation for the work Strefowa teoria czasu i je j znaczenie dla antropologii muzycznej [Zonal theory of time and its significance for musical anthropology] (Kraków, 1976). His research encompasses Polish and European music traditions, music theory and research methodology, and the problems of time and space in music and culture. He is the author of numerous books and articles on those subjects and editor of the series Polska pieśń i muzyka ludowa. Źródła i materiały [Polish folk song and music. Sources and materials]. He is also involved in the preparation of source editions and collective works.
Bielawski, Ludwik, professor, head of the Department of Music History at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. In 1965 he gained his PhD for the work Rytmika polskich pieśni ludowych [Rhythm in traditional Polish folk songs] (Kraków, 1970). In 1974 he earned his habilitation for the work Strefowa teoria czasu i jej znaczenie dla antropologii muzycznej [A zonal theory of time and its significance for music anthropology] (Kraków, 1976). His research encompasses Polish and European music traditions, music theory and research methodology, and the problems of time and space in music and culture. He is the author of numerous books and articles on those subjects and editor of the series Polska pieśń i muzyka ludowa - źródła i materiały [Polish folk song and music. Sources and materials]. He is also involved in the preparation of source editions and collective works.
Bieńkowska, Irena, PhD graduated from the Institute of Musicology of Warsaw University (1994), where she received her master’s degree based on a thesis on musical culture at the court of Michał Kazimierz (‘Rybeńko’) Radziwiłł (1702-1762) in Nesvizh, written under the supervision of Professor Mirosław Perz. She broadened her musicological studies on the Department of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London (1994-1995), and at the Lithuanian Conservatory in Vilnius (1995). Between 1995 and 1997, she worked with Polish Radio 2 and presented the original programmes ‘The Medici of Polish Music’, ‘The Music of Warsaw’, ‘Music at the Time of the Vasas’ and ‘Musical Wandering’. Between 1994 and 1998, she pursued doctoral studies at Warsaw University’s Institute of Musicology (IMUW), and in 1999 she was awarded her PhD (diss. on the music of Giovanni Battista Cocciola). Since 2000, she has been a lecturer with the IMUW’s Polish Music History Unit, of which she was deputy director from 2002 to 2007. Her scholarly interests encompass Renaissance music, Polish music of the sixteenth-eighteenth centuries and musical patronage in the eastern borderlands of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. At present, Irena Bieńkowska is working on a reconstruction of musical life at the court of one of the most powerful eighteenth-century Lithuanian magnates, Hieronim Florian Radziwiłł (1715-1760), at his residences in Slutsk and Biała (Podlaska).
Bogdan, Izabela, studied musicology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and English philology, with major in cognitive linguistics, at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Her dissertation concerned nuptial music and wedding ceremonies in early modern Königsberg. She has been working as an assistant professor in the Musicology Department at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Her research interests focus on the music of Royal and Ducal Prussia in the 16th and 17th centuries as well as on music education in German-speaking areas in the period of the Protestant Reformation.
Bruhn, Siglind, bom in Hamburg, Germany and with a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna, Austria, is a musicologist, concert pianist, and interdisciplinary scholar. A fulltime researcher, she has been affiliated with the University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities since 1993 while also collaborating with research units in Strasbourg, Copenhagen, and Helsinki. She is the author of more than twenty book-length monographs, primarily in the field of 20th-century music and its relationship to literature, art, and religion. Her most recent publications in English include a book trilogy on Olivier Messiaen’s musico-symbolic language and a study of the Swiss composer Frank Martin’s musical reflection on Death. In 2001 she was elected to the European Academy of Arts and Sciences; in 2008 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Linnaeus University, Sweden.
Budzińska-Bennett, Agnieszka, musicologist and early music performer. Graduated from the Musicology Department of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań where she obtained her Ph.D. in 2010 with the thesis “Subtilitas in the ars antiqua Motet. Text - Context - Intertext.” Postgraduate studies at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland (Abschluss in Early Voice at the Medieval/Renaissance Department 2001, MAS in Advanced Vocal Ensemble Studies 2011) and the University of Basle (Musicology and Norse Philology), where she was employed as an Assistant at the Microfilm Archive of the Musicological Institute (2001-2004). She currently lives in Basel and works as a Junior Researcher at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in the SNF project “The Reconstruction of Performing Conventions in Aquitanian Repertories of the 11th-13th Centuries” (in collaboration with Corpus monodicum edition - University of Wurzburg). She’s co-founder and director of ensemble Peregrina, specialising in historically informed performance of vocal music of the 10th-14th centuries. The ensemble has recorded six internationally recognized CDs with rare medieval repertoires and performs and teaches early music throughout Europe.
Burszta, Wojciech Józef, professor of socio-cultural anthropology at Warsaw School of Social Psychology and Head of the Centre for the Study of Nationalities at the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Slavic Studies. He specializes in and teaches the theory of culture, reflective anthropology, ethnic and multicultural studies and popular culture. He has been a visiting professor at Oxford University, Yale University, École Pratique des Hautes Études and University of Illinois at Chicago; editor of the semiannual Sprawy Narodowościowe; author and editor of numerous anthropological books and articles.
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