Anna Jastrzebska - Biography

Anna Jastrzebska was born in Poland in 1950. She studied composition under Ryszard Bukowski, and orchestral conducting and theory at the music academy in Wroclaw. For many years she sang with the well-known chorus Cantores Minores Vratislavienses.

In 1975 Anna Jastrzebska settled down in Norway and began her studies at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo, where her teachers included Finn Mortensen (composition) and Lasse Thoresen (electrophony). Composer Olav Anton Thommessen has been her greatest source of inspiration, especially as regards orchestration and instrumentation.

Anna Jastrzebska's production includes orchestral works, chamber music and incidental music. Her works have been performed in a number of European countries, and she has received several prizes for her compositions both in Norway and in Poland.

Anna Jastrzebska has been teaching music for several years. In addition she has composed music for and conducted a number of school orchestras.

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