alicjaAlicja Wołyńczyk-Raniszewska (PL) She received her PhD in Chopin University of Music (Warsaw) in 2019 (prof. Pawel Gusnar class). Earlier, she completed her saxophone studies with distinction at Warsaw Academy of Music and MAstudies at Warsaw University (Information Services and Librarianship). She has alsoperfected her skills during international masterclasses with renowned saxophonists, such asArno Bornkamp, Vincent David, Claude Delangle, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Jean-Denis Michat,Nobuya Sugawa, Lars Mlekush, Daniel Gauthier and many others.

She received ascholarship from Polish Ministry of Culture and Socrates-Erasmus programme.
She was a soloist with Sinfonia Viva orchestra in National Philharmonic, Intermezzo chamber
orchestra and AMFC wind orchestra. She collaborated with European Saxophone Ensemble.
Alicja Wolynczyk took part in many recordings. She cooperated with the finest Polish
orchestras such as National Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, Sinfonia Iuventus, plays under Marc Minkowski, Antoni Wit, Janos Furst, Etienne Siebens, K. Penderecki and many others.
 Solo, in duos, chamber groups, ensembles and orchestras, she has played in many European countries, performing recitals and playing at several music festivals, such as Warsaw Autumn (Poland), Musica Polonica Nova (Poland), Nowa Muzyka w Starym Ratuszu (Poland), Festival Franco-Polonais (France), La Folles Journee (France, Poland), Printemps Musical de l’Escaut (France), Musica Viva (Poland), etc. She also performed at World Saxophone Congresses (Slovenia 2006, France 2015) and II Polish Saxophone Congress (Warsaw 2018); on 30th year gala of saxophone class at Chopin University of Music (Warsaw 2011), in National Philharmonic as well as other philharmonics in Poland. Composers such as Ł. Godyla, A.M. Huszcza, A. Gronau, D. Przybylski, M. Łukaszewski have written pieces for her. She also premiered many other works in various projects. Together with Cornelia Hoegl, she runs the Austria meets Poland project. Her cooperation with classical accordionist Jaroslaw Galuszka has brought her the 1st prize and a special prize at the 43rd International Accordion Competition, Klingenthal (Germany) in the duos category. They cooperate still (Les Sons de l'air). She is also a laureate of some other competitions. Since 2008, she has been teaching saxophone in music schools in Warsaw and her pupils have been laureates at competitions in Poland, France, Germany, the Czech Republic etc. over 80 times and received many scholarships. She received several awards for her pedagogical work (Ministry of Culture, CEA). She has organized saxophone workshops with European saxophonists (A. Padilla, J. v.d. Linden, P. Gusnar, C. Hoegl, M. Supera), and the Pedagogical Saxophone Conference in Warsaw (2017). She was a lecturer of masterclasses and workshops in Poland, Lithuania, Slovenia and France. She was a chairman of the jury of Young Saxophonists Confrontations in Małopolski Festival im. A. Saxa (Poland). She gave a lecture on contemporary technics at UMFC as well as on interpretation for doctoral students (UMFC).
Alicja Wołyńczyk-Raniszewska plays on Buffet Senzo silver plated alto saxophone, d’Addario reeds
(3, 3.0+), and JLV golden ligature.

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