Żaneta Rydzewska


Żaneta Rydzewska is a composer and clarinetist born in 1991. She is studying composition at the Frederic Chopin University of Music (prof. Aleksander Kościów) and Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (prof. Brigitta Muntendorf). Her works are performed in country and aboard during concerts and festivals: Warsaw Autumn, Tampere Biennale, ON-Cologne, Cluster – Lucca, AvantGarten Liedberg, High Noon Music 2000+ Konstanz. Rydzewska collaborated with Trio Catch, IEMA Ensemble, Decoder Ensemble, Ensemble Garage, AKOM Ensemble, Kwartludium, Molot Ensemble and Karel Dohnal. She took part in composition masterclasses of Simon Steen-Andersen, Enno Poppe, Mathias Spahlinger, Marko Nikodijevic. She has won national and international composers competitions: II International Composition Competition Patri Patrie (2014), Composition Competition “… when I think Berio …” in Wroclaw (2015), International Composition Competition AKOM Ensemble in Rotterdam (2016), Zygmunt Mycielski Composition Competition in Warsaw (2016), III Marek Stachowski Composition Competition in Cracow (2018). She writes also articles about women in contemporary music to the magazine Spectrum.

Composer website: http://www.zanetarydzewska.com

Featured Works

Torrent, for alto saxophone, viola, accordion, tape and live electronics (2017).

It is not noon – the sunbow’s rays still arch
The torrent with the many hues of heaven
And roll the sheeted silver’s waving column
O’er the crag’s headlong perpendicular
And fling its lines of foaming light along,
And to and fro, like the pale courser’s tail,
The Giant steed, to be bestrode by Death,

Manfred, Lord Byron

Featured in Polish Waves (Special Edition August 2018)