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Anna Czekanowska

Anna Czekanowska

Anna Czekanowska

*25 VI 1929 Lwów

Anna Czekanowska-Kuklińska, Polish ethnomusicologist.  From 1947 to 1952 she studied musicology at the University in Poznań. In 1958-59 she studied at the Freie Universität in Berlin and the University in Cologne. In 1983 she became the Professor of musicology.

From 1953 to 1999 she was working at the Warsaw University: in 1969-1999 as the headmaster of the department of ethnomusicology and in 1975-1991 being the headmaster of the whole Institute of Musicology.

She conducted scientific research at the Czajkowski Conservatory in Moscow (1962), lecturs and research at the University of State Washington (1963) and many lecturs at the Universities in Europe, USA and Russia, i.a. Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, 1983-84), Pittsburg University, Duquesne University and University of Washington (1980-83), Durham University (1994). From 1999 to 2004 she was made headmaster of ethnomusicology at the Catholic University in Lublin.

Anna Czekanowska is a member of the Polish Composers Society (from 1967), member of the polish section of the Societe Internationale de Musique Contemporaine (from 1983), International Folk Music Council / International Council for Traditional Music (from 1957), European Seminar in Ethnomusicology (from 1982), Society for Ethnomusicology (from 1975), British Forum for Ethnomusicology (from 1998), Warsaw Scientific Society (from 1990).

In recognition of her scientific activity she was honoured the 3rd Degree Award of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for the book entitled Melodie ludowe wąskiego zakresu w krajach słowiańskich (1973), 2nd Degree Award of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for the book entitled Kultury Muzyczne Azji (1982), 1st Degree Award of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for the Studien zum National Stil der polnischen Musik (1990).

She is mainly interested in Slavic music, the music of the central Asia, the music of Chopin and contemporary music.


 

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