Barbara Jazwinski’s Fantasy on Jazz for clarinet soloist with orchestra (15'), is a mediation on the complex and ever-evolving music of New Orleans. Royal Scottish National Orchestra | David Watkin, conductor; Samuel Brandão Marques, clarinet. Out now on SYMPHONIC CHRONICLES VOL. 1 from Navona Records.
Barbara Jazwinski studied composition and theory at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland. She received her M.A. degree in composition and piano from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in composition from the City University of New York. Her teachers included Mario Davidovsky, Andrzej Dobrowolski, Gyorgy Ligeti and John Chowning. Currently, she is Head of the Composition Program at the Newcomb Music Department, Tulane University in New Orleans.
Ms. Jazwinski has been active as a performer, conductor and promoter of contemporary music. Since 1988, she has served as Music Director of Spectri Sonori, an award-winning concert series that specializes in performances of contemporary music. The series has presented over 50 programs thus far and featured over 300 works for a variety of chamber ensembles.