Zuzanna Koziej

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Composer and arranger. A graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, she continued her training at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica ‚Giuseppe Verdi’ in Turin. She studied with composers such as Ēriks Ešenvalds, Paweł Łukaszewski, Miłosz Bembinow, Stanisław Moryto, Magdalena Cynk, and Giuseppe Elos. Zuzanna Koziej is a scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (Young Poland’programme, 2021) and Marshal of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship (2022).

She has won many awards in composition competitions. In 2015, she triumphed at competition for the Final Work as part of the International Festival of University Choirs Universitas Cantat’ in Poznań, and her competition piece Arion was then performed by a total of seven choirs from around the world together with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of the Polish Radio conducted by Agnieszka Duczmal. In 2019, she received two second places in the ‚Sacra/ Profana’ composers’ competition in California for the pieces Deus meus and Trahe me post te. She is a finalist of composition competitions such as Opus 966 (Poland, 2016), AERCO – My First Fifty Years (Italy, 2020), Arcady-RBC (Canada 2021), HerVoice (the US, 2021). She received the 2nd prize on the ISCM – International Girls’ Choir Composition Competition (Latvia, 2022). In 2022, she won the composition competition in the United States, and thus her piece The Lamb will released on an album by Ensemble Altera. Her music is performed by ensembles in Poland and internationally, often gathering over a hundred performers of various nationalities on stage during various international music events, e.g. the Polish-German Zaufanie-Vertrauen project in Wrocław and Berlin, an anniversary of the Singing Poland programme at the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic or a joint project of the Polish National Youth Choir and the Bundesjugendchor. Zuzanna Koziej has also collaborated with such ensembles as Neuer Kammerchor Berlin (Germany), Coro de la Universidad de Guayaquil (Ecuador), the University of Philippines Concert Chorus (Philippines) and Poznań Chamber Choir (Poland). Her pieces are performed, among others, in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ecuador, Serbia, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Estonia, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, and Lithuania.