Ewa Liebchen – flute
Ewa Liebchen is one of the leading exponents of the contemporary flute in Poland, having performed a wide range of repertoire, including music at the cutting edge of modern flute technique. Focused on chamber music, she has appeared with many groups and ensembles specialising in new music, playing flutes ranging from piccolo to bass. Both as a soloist and member of a duo called Flute o’clock, she has performed and promoted music by numerous Polish composers, many of which have been commissioned and written for the duo. These activities have been supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage through grants that enabled the artist and the duo to undertake the projects through collaborating with composers.
The first album recorded by Flute o’clock Now received a distinction by the „Hi-Fi i Muzyka” monthly in the Record of the Year 2010 category, and was nominated for the 2011 Fryderyk Award in the Phonographic Debut of the Year category. Recently, two more CDs with music by Polish composers Sławomir Kupczak and Dominik Karski have been released. As a guest lecturer in music schools and academies in Poland, she has given masterclasses, lectures, and presentations on extended flute techniques and contemporary performance practice, for both flutists and composers.
Ewa Liebchen is a graduate of Accademia Italiana del Flauto in Rome, Italy (2002), and Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland (2005), having studied with Raymond Guiot, Riccardo Ghiani, and Jadwiga Kotnowska. She has won prizes in several national and international competitions, where she performed both as a soloist and chamber musician. She has also been awarded various grants and scholarships, such as the Culture Ministry, Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Top Wind and Lion’s Club.