Moszumanska-Nazar, Krystyna

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Krystyna Moszumanska-Nazar


Born: September 05, 1924

Died: September 27, 2008

Country: Lvóv, Poland

Studies: State College, Kraców (1948-1955)

Teachers: Stanislaw Wiechowicz


Krystyna Moszumańska-Nazar, a composer and former professor at Kraków Music Academy, began her musical education at the Niementowska Music School in Lwów (now Lviv, Ukraine). After the Second World War she settled in Kraków, where she studied composition with Stanisław Wiechowicz and piano with Jan Hoffman. After graduating she first joined the faculty of the Kraków Music Lyceum and later the Music Academy, where in addition to her teaching duties she served as Dean of the Faculty of Composition (1975-1978), Vice-Rector (1978-1987) and Rector (1987-1993).

Moszumańska-Nazar was a prizewinner at the 1954 Young Composers’ Competition of the Polish Composers’ Union (for Oberek from the Suite of Polish Dances), the 1961 and 1966 International Competition for Women Composers in Mannheim (for Hexaedre and Exodus), the 1962 International Competition for Women Composers in Buenos Aires (First Prize and Gold Medal for Music for Strings), and the 1974 Karol Szymanowski Composers’ Competition (Second Prize for Polish Madonnas).

Moszumańska-Nazar’s honors also include the Award of the Polish Composers’ Union, the Award of the Minister of Culture and Art (five times), the Award of Merit for National Culture, the Prime Minister’s Award, an honorary doctorate from the Music Academy in Kraków, and the City of Kraków Award. In spite of her long illness, she continued to write music until the last moments of her life and her catalogue of works includes about 70 titles. [1]

Works for Percussion

...from end to end percussion - Percussion Duo
3 Etiudy Koncertowe Na Perkusje Solo (Three Concert Studies for Percussion Solo) - Multiple Percussion
Bel Canto (Moszumanska-Nazar) - Multiple Percussion, Voice, Celesta
Fantazja (Fantasia) - Marimba
Interpretations - Multiple Percussion, Flute, With Tape
Music for Five - Percussion Quintet
Variants for Piano and Percussion - Multiple Percussion, Piano