Country of origin: Poland
About Jagoda SzmytkaBorn in Legnica (Poland) in 1982, Jagoda Szmytka first studied art history and philosophy before changing to music theory and composition in Wrocław (Poland), followed by advanced courses in composition with Pierluigi Billone (Graz), Beat Furrer (Graz and Frankfurt a. M.) and Wolfgang Rihm (Karlsruhe). Among other things she received scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service, the Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg, the ZKM | Centre for Art and Media for Art and Media and La Muse en Circuit (France) as well as winning the Staubach Honorarium and the Stipend Prize of the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music. Her compositions have been performed inter alia at the Warsaw Autumn, the Eclat New Music Festival (Stuttgart), the Darmstadt Summer Courses, the Ultraschall Festival (Berlin), Lucerne Festival, Wien Modern, at Deutschlandfunk Köln and in the National Opera in Warsaw. She has written works for Ensemble Garage, ensemble recherche, Ensemble L’arsenale, Ensemble Interface, the European Workshop for Contemporary Music, the duo leise dröhnung and Kwartludium.