MIKOŁAJ ANTCZAK – director and treasurer of the Forma Foundation Publishing House, classical philologist, translator, graphic designer and photographer. Member of the board of the critical editions of Andrzej Kurylewicz opera omnia. Together with Gabriela Kurylewicz he is responsible for all organisatory work with the Andrzej Kurylewicz Music Days and the “kurylewicz.pl” project. Lecturer of classical philology at the University of Cardinal Stephan Wyszynski.
MAURO BATTISTI – double-bass player, composer. Born in Rome, 1963. He has studied guitar, piano and double-bass at the ‘G.Rossini’ Conservatory, Pesaro. Following master-classes with Stafford James, he continued his jazz training with Curtis Lundy and, in New York, with Buster Williams and Victor Gaskin. Since the 80’s, he has performed in all of the principle Italian jazz clubs, theatres and jazz festivals. He has also performed in Denmark, Sweden (the Kristianstad jazz festival), Switzerland, Germany, New York and the Lebanon (Heineken Jazz Festival). In 1988, playing with the Toni Pancella Trio, he won the first national jazz contest organized by Rome’s ‘Music Inn’, and in 1989, with the band Tetracolours, the Forli Jazz contest. An exceptionally experienced bass player, Mauro Battisti has amongst his credits a number of collaborations with such noted jazz musicians as: Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Mark Murphy, Wild Bill Davidson, Earl Warren, Joe Pass, Joe Diorio, Massimo Urbani, Steve Grossman, Mike Melillo, Al. Cohn, Gianni Basso, Pete Malinverni, Houston Person, Barry Harris, Etta Jones, Al. Grey, Joe Newman, Kim Parker, Rosario Giuliani, Xavier Girotto, Jay Clayton, Andrzej Kurylewicz, Wanda Warska, Jerry Granelli, Tony Scott, Ettore Fioravanti, John Mosca, Jimmy Lovelace, Tom Artin, Carl Potter, Leroy Williams, George Masso, Sonny Costanzo, Sal Nistico, Robin Kenyatta, Bob Wilber, Marcello Rosa, Bob Mover, Tom Kirkpatrick, Ronnie Cuber and Cedar Walton. In great demand for his versatility, he has appeared on several albums as a sideman, on numerous Radio and Television productions, and in the realisation of various soundtracks. His collaborations have extended to the theatre, and to the combination of jazz with recitation, poetry and dance. Since 1997, he has been co-leader of the Velotti-Battisti Jazz Ensemble. In 1998, the VBJE recorded in NewYork with the American pianist Pete Malinverni. In 1998 they also completed a CD dedicated to Giacomo Leopardi, featuring the voice of the renowned Italian actor Arnoldo Foà, and in 1999 a CD connecting Jazz and Multimedia. Mauro Battisti is also a composer, and a tutor of Double-Bass and Modern Harmony. Since 1999 he colaborates with Gabriela Kurylewicz and is one of the musical directors of Forma – Theatre.
VIVIAN BOLAND fr. OP – philosopher, theologian. Director of Aquinas Institute in Oxford. Vivian Boland is former Master of Students of the English Dominicans; he has recently become the Master of the Order's Socius for North West Europe and Canada, based in Rome. Friar of the Irish Dominican Province currently assigned to the Convent of Santa Sabina, Rome.
Ideas in God according to Saint Thomas Aquinas, Brill - Leiden, 1996
St Thomas Aquinas, Continuum – London 2007
MARCO BRUNO – poet, translator, essayist.
MAGDA FORTECKA – painter, translator. Born in Zakopane, now living in Warsaw. She has studied English philology at the University of Warsaw. She learned the technique of painting on glass in Zakopane from Jan Jachimiak and Jan Kosiński. She spent the late 1980’s in California, and became a member of the Pacific Art League of Palo Alto. In 1990, she won the Polish ‘Painting On Glass’ competition. Since the late 1980’s she has exhibited in Chicago (Jazowsko Wooden Gallery), Warsaw (Piwnica Artystyczna Kurylewiczów), Paris (St. Peter’s Church), St. Cheron, France (Galeria Chateaux du Marais), Jonzac, France (Galeria Cloitre des Carnes), Zakopane (Galeria YAM and Muzeum Tatrzańskie), Mexico (Monterrey Cultural Centre and Puebla Cultural Centre), London (Institute of Polish Culture), Katowice (Archdiocese Museum), Konin (Regional Muzeum).
WACŁAW HOLEWIŃSKI – writer. Vice-president of SPP (Polish Writers Association).
GRAŻYNA JANCEWICZ-KULESZA – architekt, malarka. Urodzona w Polsce (Wilno), ukończyła architekturę na Politechnice Gdańskiej. Wyjechała do Anglii, gdzie rozpoczęła pracę jako architekt zarejestrowany i zrzeszony w Związku Architektów Brytyjskich (A. R. C. U. K.) i, od 1972 roku, członek Królewskiego Instytutu Architektów Brytyjskich (Royal Institute of British Architects). Przez 20 lat projektowała i budowała domy mieszkalne, biurowce, urzędy, centra spotrowe i wnętrza na zamówienia prywatne i dla instytucji w Wielkiej Brytanii. Później, wraz z mężem – Andrzejem Kuleszą, projektowała i budowała kościoły, projektowała i realizowała projekty witraży (metodą prefabrykowaną, według techniki zainicjowanej przez jej męża), m. in. Polski Kościół Milenium w Lens, skonstruowany z 400 metrów kwadratowych witraży. Od 1986 roku mieszka w Hiszpanii i zajmuje się głównie malarstwem. Realizuje mniejsze i większe projekty malarskie we wnętrzach prywatnych domów i instytucji państwowych. Zafascynowana przeszłością fenicką, rzymską i arabską Andaluzji jest autorką malowideł ściennych, 8 m x 2. 5 m każde, opowiadających o dziajach Almunecar. Dwa z nich są wmontowane na stałe w mury Domu Kultury Almunecar. Obecnie w jej obrazach dominuje pejzaż, w którym kolor, światło i magia odzyskiwanej rzeczywistości są dla autorki szczególnie ważne.
GABRIELA KURYLEWICZ – daughter of Wanda Warska and Andrzej Kurylewicz. Student of Stefan Swieżawski, Erwin Axer and Leszek Kołakowski. Philosopher, poet, translator, poetry performer. Studied at the University of Warsaw and the University of London. PhD in philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy UW in 2003. In 2011 she became lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy - (the University of Warsaw) and joined the board of the Polish Writers’ Association. In 2001 founded the Foundation Forma – Theatre and Institute of Arts and Philosophical Research. Member of ZAiKS (section of literary works) since 2001 and SIEPM since 1997. After the death of her father she assumed Director of the Piwnica Artystyczna Kurylewiczów. In 2007 she set up the annual festival Andrzej Kurylewicz Music Days in Warszawa, and started promoting her father’s music throughout Europe under “kurylewicz.pl”. She is also responsible for the critical editions of the opera omnia of Andrzej Kurylewicz.
Books in the history of philosophy:
Dzieło sztuki i jego brak (The Work of Art Well-Made and Ill-Made), Warszawa 1996,
Poznawanie i niepoznawanie istnienia – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola w poszukiwaniu metafizycznej zgodności wszystkiego, co istnieje (Knowing and Not Knowing Being – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola’s Quest for the Metaphysical Harmony of all Existing Things), Warszawa 2004.
Thomas Aquinas, Traktat o Bogu (The Treatise on God), Polish translation and commentaries G. Kurylewicz, Z. Nerczuk i M. Olszewski, Znak, Kraków 1998, 2000.
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, O bycie i jednym (On Being and One) and List do Hemolausa Barbaro (The Letter to Hermolao Barbaro), [in:] Anthology of the Latin Philosophy in the XVth Century, ed. E. Jung, Łódź,
Boethius, O pocieszeniu, jakie daje filozofia (De Consolatione Philosophiae), pol. transl. G. Kurylewicz, M. Antczak, Kęty 2006.
Books of poetry:
Wiersze (Poems), Kraków 1992,
Wydłużyć horyzont (To Extend the Horizon), Kraków 1998,
Tristia, Warszawa 2003,
Księżyc świadkiem, Warszawa 2010.
Heaven and the Watch, Warszawa 2011.
Translations of poetry:
William Shakespeare, Hamlet and Sonnets (in preparation).
Historia jednego dnia (Story of the One Day) (script, poems and reciting – G. Kurylewicz, music, double-bass – Mauro Battisti, the final solo voice – Wanda Warska, sound directing – Ewa Guziołek-Tubelewicz, studio recording, Fundacja Forma, Polskie Radio 2002).
Nowa Historia – 13 wierszy (The New Story – 13 Poems) (script, poems, reciting – G. Kurylewicz, music, piano – Andrzej Jagodziński, the final solo voice – Wanda Warska, sound directing – Ewa Guziołek-Tubelewicz, studio recordnig, Fundacja Forma, Polskie Radio 2004).
JESSICA MEURIOT – artistic coordinator.
NAUFAL MUKUMI – pianist. Born in 1991 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, first started his piano studies aged seven. At nine, he was accepted into the class of Professor Tamata Afanasievna Popovich and began performing in annual concerts with the Symphonic Orchestra of Uzbekistan. During his time in Uzbekistan he won several prizes in international piano competitions and festivals around Russia, Italy, France, Germany, Lithuania and the USA.
At sixteen he was a student of the Purcell School of Music and as a result of winning the Concerto Competition, in 2008 he performed Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Purcell School Orchestra at the Watford Coliseum. In 2009 he became the finalist at the International Franz Liszt Competition in Weimar.
Naufal is currently a third year undergraduate at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, studying under Deniz Gelenbe. He is supported by the Boise Foundation Scholarship 2011, Beverley Creed Scholarship, Elsa and Leonard Cross Scholarship, Gladys Moore Scholarship, and the TCM Trust Scholarship. Among many other performances, he was a soloist in Hindemith's Clavier Concerto with Brass and Harps with the TCM Symphonic Brass conducted by Chris Houlding, and has performed solo recitals in many venues including St Martin-in-the-Fields, Kings Place, St James's Church, Wigmore Hall, Millennium Centre, Steinway Halls, and Blackheath Halls. He has also represented the TCM in the Lichfield Festival. In 2012 he was joint winner of the 25th ESO Young Soloist Competition. He performed in the 6th edition of Andrzej Kurylewicz Music Days and is involved in working with the Kurylewicz solo and chamber piano works together with the Forma musicians by invitation of Gabriela Kurylewicz.
EUNSLEY PARK – violinist. Born in South Korea in 1990 she started playing the violin aged five years old. She studied with Peter Zanre in Scotland and she was featured twice on Scottish television.
From January 2001, she was a student at the Yehudi Menuhin School, where she studied with Rosemary Warren-Green and Natasha Boyarsky.
Eunsley has performed throughout the U.K, South Korea, France, Italy, Israel, Turkey, Germany and Poland. Within the UK, she has performed in many venues as a soloist, such as: the Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Swiss Embassy, Wyastone Concert Hall, Merchant Taylors Hall, West Road Concert Hall, and the House of Lords. She has performed with Orchestras at the Polesdon Lacey festival and in Istanbul, at the Mostly Mozart Festival with the Romanian Radio Orchestra.
In December 2003 she gave an acclaimed recital in Aberdeen and she has also performed with the London Chamber Orchestra in St. John’s Smith Square, as soloist. In the summer 2006 she was the soloist for several performances of ‘Spring’ from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on tour with the Yehudi Menuhin School orchestra. As part of an ensemble, she has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Fairfield Halls, Chichester Theatre, St. David’s Hall, Royal Albert Hall, and in Switzerland, at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, and Italy, working with maestros such as M. Rostropovich, V. Ashkenazy and V. Jurowski. As leader of the Park Quartet and Amabile Piano Trio, she has performed in many venues such as the Wigmore Hall, RCM Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal Automobile Club, the Garrick Club, Queens Gate Terrace, and was selected to perform in the Britten Theatre for RCM Chamber Series and for the British and EU Society. The quartet has been invited as visiting quartet for the 2012 5th Anniversary festival 'Les Ballades Musicales' in Combret sur Rance in France. Future performances include at the Schwerin Opera House in Germany and the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall.
She has participated and performed in international summer festivals, in Italy, Israel and France. She has had masterclasses with teachers such as: Zakhar Bron, Dora Schwarzberg, Zvi Zeitlin, Rudolf Koelman, Stephen Barrat-Due, Pavel Vernikov and Boris Kuschnir. She is an alumni of the Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourse.
Competition successes include: prizewinner at the Tunbridge Wells International Concert Artists Competition and Sevenoaks Young Musician Competition, and section and first prizes at the Croydon and Kingston Concerto Competition.
Eunsley is invited annually by Gabriela Kurylewicz to perform in Warsaw’s Polish Radio Lutoslawski Concert Hall and Piwnica Artystyczna Kurylewiczow as part of the Kurylewicz Music Days Festival. She is a collaborator of the critical editor’s board of the opera omnia by Andrzej Kurylewicz.
She is studying at the Royal College of Music with Itzahk Rashkovsky and is in receipt of a Foundation Scholarship and a Henry Wood award.
JENNY QUAYLE – actress, painter. Jenny Quayle has appeared in numerous productions throughout Britain, most recently as Marion Whittaker in Easy Virtue (dir. Maria Aitken) and in Love for Love at the Chichester Festival Theatre), and as Mrs Elvsted in Hedda Gabler. Other theatre credits include Lady Julie in Waste, Regan in King Lear (for Peter Hall at the Old Vic), Deborah in Sons of Deborah (Cockpit), The River Elbe in Outside on the Street (Gate), Beatrice in The Venetian Twins, Miss Gilchrist in The Hostage, Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost (RSC Stratford i Barbican), Viola in Twelfth Night, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Catherine of France in Henry IV and Doll Tearsheet in Henry V (ESC), Miss Pepys in The Pepys Show (Good Company), all six women in Anatol (Theatr Clwyd), Babba in The Talkin’s Dark (Manchester Royal Exchange), Gloria in You Never Can Tell (Haymarket), in One of Us and An Inspector Calls (Greenwich), in Great White Hope (Tricycle Theatre), Titania in Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regents Park), in One for the Road (written and directed by Harold Pinter, Lyric Hammersmith), in Quartermaine’s Terms (Queens), in Bus Stop i Gingerbread Lady (Phoenix), in Man and Superman, Hobson’s Choice and The Merchant of Venice (Guildford), in Arms and the Man, Fitting for Ladies and in Beauty and the Beast (Oxford Playhouse), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Beattie in Roots (Ipswich), in Roses of Eyam, The Boyfriend and in The Merchant of Venice (Northcott Theatre, Exeter). Her television credits include Soldier Soldier, Peak Practice, A New Lease of Death, Sherlock Holmes, Wales Playhouse 6, The Bill, The Old Crown, Voyage of Charles Darwin, Keep in the Family, Thriller, Play for Today, 30 Minute Theatre. Radio credits include Diana Era by Timberlake Wirtenbaker (BBC).
EWA SKARDOWSKA – pianist, PhD in Music in 2006 and lecturer at the Frederic Chopin University of Music. Member of the board working on the critical editions of the Andrzej Kurylewicz opera omnia.
VARSOVIA PIANO TRIO – Ewa Skardowska – piano, Adam Zarzycki – violin, Piotr Hausenplas – cello, chamber music formation peforming classical, romantic and modern music (J.Haydn, L. van Beethoven, F. Chopin, R.Schumann, A.Panufnik, A.Kurylewicz).
JERZY WOŁOCHOWICZ – cellist. He has studied at the Frederic Chopin Music Academy (Warsaw), and at the Israel Music Academy (Tel-Aviv). He is a founder member of both the New Warsaw Trio and the Warsaw String Trio. He has been a finalist in numerous chamber music competitions, including: Muluse ’92, Lodz ’89 and Osaka ’93. He has performed in festivals throughout Europe. Amongst the many ensembles and institutes under which he has studied, and collaborated with, are the Beaux Arts Trio (Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival 1994), the Trio di Trieste (Academia Chigiana, Sienna 1993), and Piwnica Artystyczna Kurylewiczów (Warsaw). In 1993 he played in a special private concert at Castel Gandolfo for Pope John Paul II. He has been involved with many chamber music groups in Poland and abroad. He has recorded for Polish radio and television, for ZDF, RAI and the BBC.
EWA WYCICHOWSKA – choreographer, dancer, professor of dance. For many years she performed as the primaballerina of the Teatr Wielki, Łódz. Since 1988 she has been the artistic director of the Polish Dance Theatre, Poznań Ballet, inheriting the position from Conrad Drzewiecki, whose conception of the theatre of the auteur, incorporating modern dance, she has modified by the invitation for collaboration of auteurs from all over the world – including Birgit Culberg, Mats Ek, Orjan Andersson (Sweden), Stanisław Wiśniewski (France), David Earle (Canada), Toru Shimazaki (Japan). She is the author and choreographer of numerous performances.
ANDRZEJ KURYLEWICZ (1932-2007) – composer, pianist, trumpet-player, trombonist. Born in Lvov. His musical education began in the Music School of Lvov (Szkoła Muzyczna) and in the Institute of Music (Instytut Muzyczny) in Gliwice. He went on to study in the High School of Music (Wyższa Szkoła Muzyczna) in Kraków; piano under Henryk Sztompka, composition under Stanisław Wiechowicz. Expelled from the High School because his anti-communist stance, he, with the help of the famous Władysław Szpilman, made his debut as the founder of the Polish Radio Jazz Band (Zespół Jazzowy Polskiego Radia) in 1955 in Kraków. He was the Director of the Polish Radio and Television Orchestra in Warsaw (1963-1966). In 1969 he founded the Formation of Contemporary Music (Formacja Muzyki Współczesnej - strings, brass and percussion), which he led till 1979. In 1967, in Warsaw’s Old Town, with his wife Wanda Warska - a singer and painter – he opened "Piwnica Artystyczna Kurylewiczów" – a studio for the performance of musical and literary forms, distinct and combined. Andrzej Kurylewicz is one of the most outstanding personalities in contemporary Polish music combining the fields of serious music and jazz. He was a passionate artist and intellectual who gave concerts - both as a conductor and instrumentalist - throughout Europe, as well as South and North America. In 1957 as the winner of Stuttgart’s Piano Competition (organised by Suddeutsche Rundfunk), he was the first artist from behind the Iron Curtain. In 1965 he received the Polish Radio and Television Award; in 1978, the Award of the City of Warsaw; in 1981, the Prix Italia; in 1987, the Medal of the City of Warsaw. He has also received many prizes for his compositions for film and theatre. In 1984 he took up the position of composer-in-residence of the city of Wilhelmshaven. Throughout the late 80’s and early 90’s, he maintained a close association with the State University in Kansas (USA). In 2001 he was honoured with the Bundesverdienstkruetz I. Klasse.
Critic Bohdan Pociej has described Kurylewicz’s music as “charming because of: lightness, grace, elegance, aesthetical taste, precision of expression and what I stress especially is his concentrated use of harmony and endless invention of variation together with classical discipline of form. The heart of his music remains lyrical”.
As a composer, he belongs - as he himself has put it – to the "post-avant-garde" of the late 20th century. He has composed numerous pieces for symphonic orchestra, for chamber orchestra, as well as many song-cycles, psalms for Latin texts, a "Missa Brevis" for the Roman Missal, and a wide range of solo works, for piano, harpsichord, organ, flute, tuba, double-bass, and others. As a pianist, Andrzej Kurylewicz valued highly the music of Karol Szymanowski, offering particularly outstanding interpretations of all twenty-two Mazurkas op. 50, recorded for Polish Radio in 1997.
List of Works:
Somnambulicy op.1 1958
Concerto na tematy Jarzębskiego I op.1a 1965
Minotaur (balet) op.2 1965
Concerto na tematy Jarzębskiego II op.3 1965
Concerto na tematy Jarzębskiego III op.4 1968
Formacja Muzyki Współczesnej op.5 1969
Norwid – 21 Pieśni op.6 1970
Słowacki – 4 Pieśni op.7 1971
Poświatowska – 4 Piosenki op.8 1972
Rok Polski (10 Grochowiak) op.9 1974
Schema Quattro per Quattro op.10 1974
Adagio da Dramma op.11 1975
Screenplay for Orch. Tape op.12 1975
5 rozgrzewek op.13 1976
Moods op.14 1976
Psalm 60 op.15 1976
Episodi per Tre op.16 1978
Szkic krajobrazu op.17 1978
Sonet op.18 1978
Te Deum op.19 1978
I Kwartet smyczkowy op.20 1980
Kochanowski – 5 Pieśni op.21 1980
Zdrowaś Mario i Pieśń Konfederatów Barskich op.22 1981
Poemat symfoniczny nr 1 „In Verona” op.23 1981
Capriccio a Due op.24 1982
Drzeworyt 1, 2 op.25 1982
II Kwartet smyczkowy op.26 1982
III Kwartet smyczkowy op.27 1983
Missa Brevis op.28 1983
Due Pezzi Semplici op.29 1983
Serenata op.30 1983
Duetto Lirico op.31 1984
Tre Salmi 127, 116, 22 op.32 1984
10 Songs German Baroque op.33 1984
Poemat symfoniczny nr 2 „Godzina się zniża” op.34 1985
Tubesque op.35 1985
Anima Christi op.36 1986
Dormitina op.37 1986
Ave Maris Stella op.38 1986
2 Psalmy Wielkopiątkowe op.39 1986
Blow the Wind op.40 1987
Miłosz – 8 Pieśni op.41 1987
Witraż w miejscowości N op.42 1987
Mandelsztam – 7 Pieśni op.43 1987
Notturno op.44 1988
Watsonbrass in Charge op.45 1989
Time for Jazz op.46 1989
Gabriela Quintet op.47 1990
Pieśni Gabrieli – do 4 wierszy G.Kurylewicz op.48 1992
Kołowrotek op.49 1992
Impromptu z rozmarynem op.50 1992
Trio per Tre e per Quattro op.51 1994
Adagietto (Wyspiański) op.52 1995
Jeruzalem – do wiersza G.Kurylewicz Jeruzalem op.53 1996
Larghetto – „Kamienie Staromiejskie” op.54 1997
Hartwig – 3 Pieśni op.55 1997
Piano Crumbs (piano solo) op.56 1992-02
Largo, Verse, Tango Domestico,
La Valse Minime, Pavana, Somnambulicy,
Polskie Drogi, Modlitwa, 5 drobiazgów
Pavana op.57 1998
Modlitwa op.58 1998
El Dancion Sentimental op.59 1998
IV Kwartet smyczkowy op.60 1998
Msza Warszawska op.61 2000
Herbert – Pieśni op.62 2000
Modlitwa do Anioła Stróża nad ranem op.63 2000
Tango Rubio op.64 2002
Polskie Drogi (Jazz Trio) op.65 2004
4 Ballady Jazzowe
Music for film and theatre:
„Panny i wdowy” 1991
„Nad Niemnem” 1986
„Krab i Joanna” 1980
„Cóżeś ty za pani” 1979
„Lekcja martwego języka 1979
„Trzy po trzy” 1977
„Polskie Drogi” 1976
„Domy z deszczu” 1975
„Ostatni świadek” 1969
„Czekam w Monte-Carlo” 1969
„Ja gorę!” w „Opowieści niezwykłe” 1967
„Cyrograf dojrzałości” 1967
„Pierwszy pawilon” 1965
„Niedziela sprawiedliwości” 1965
„Dziewczyna z dobrego domu” 1962
„Ostatni strzał” 1958
„Pan Tadeusz” – muzyka teatralna
Discography (to be continued)
WANDA WARSKA – singer, painter, song-writer. She studied music in Poznań and Kraków. Since 1956 she has performed as the principal singer of the jazz and song-cycles of the composer and instrumentalist Andrzej Kurylewicz. During the 60’s, she came to prominence as one of the most distinguished female jazz vocalists in Europe, and also gained renown in Central America, where she lived and performed for a time. In 1967, in Warsaw’s Old Town, with Andrzej Kurylewicz, she founded "Piwnica Artystyczna Kurylewiczów" – an independent studio for the performance of musical and literary forms, encapsulating in addition an Institute of Arts and a gallery. During the 70’s, she composed music for a number of films. Since the mid-seventies, she has devoted an increasing amount of her time to painting, working principally on wood and on canvas. Alongside her vast jazz repertoire, she performs the songs of Andrzej Kurylewicz and of her own composition. The latter part of her repertoire includes settings of the finest Polish and European poetry, in the original and in Polish translation – including Kochanowski, Norwid, Słowacki, Mickiewicz, Wyspiański, Rilke and Mandelstam. She continues to give performances and exhibitions throughout Poland and Europe, in addition to a weekly performance in "Piwnica", accompanied by Andrzej Kurylewicz, in concert with various other performers.