Photo by Karol Tomoki Yamazaki
Flutist. Curator. Activist.
Karpowicz responds to its [Wajnberg’s Flute Concerto No.1] poignant mood even more successfully than the Russian virtuoso Alexander Korneyev, for whom the work was written, and she is up to every last demi-semiquaver of the work’s fiendishly demanding final bars. (Mark Glanville, Classical Music Magazine UK)
Technically, the most interesting was Lothar Voigtlander’s piece “entgrenzen… veratmen” for solo flute, in a splendid interpretation by Karpowicz. (Marta Konieczny, Ruch Muzyczny)
… they (Karpowicz, Sałajczyk, Zemler) were wonderful in the interpretation of „Openings of the Eye” written in 1951, maintained in an advanced, though a bit dry modernist style, in which they managed to give life until the last note.
(Adam Suprynowicz, Ruch Muzyczny)
Graduate of flute solo studies at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold with Janos Balint (2011) and at the Bacewicz Musical Academy in Łódź in with Antoni Wierzbiński (2009). Prizewinner of national and international music competitions in Poland and Germany (1999–2015). Stipendist of „Alumni Verein” Detmold and three-time receiver of the individual artistic stipend funded by the city of Warsaw.
In the years 2006–2008 flutist at the European Union Youth Orchestra. While at the EUYO, performed at the Royal Albert Hall (the PROMS), Berliner Konzerthaus, Concertgebouw, Zurich Tonhalle and many other concert halls in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Latvia and Kazakhstan, performing with such prominent figures as Sir James Galway, Janine Jansen, Andrey Boreyko and Vladimir Askenhazy.
Specializes in micro-projects in city spaces realized with local communities. In the years 2010–2012 created a unique project „Lokal na Poważnie” which aimed at popularizing contemporary music and performing it in an urban setting. The project included 26 concerts and 21 premieres interpreting the phenomenon of New Warsaw (Dowgiałło, Przybylski, Przybylski and others). In 2014 performed with Mariusz Kłubczuk and Barbara Kinga Majewska in a series of concerts „WawaParis1914” introducing classical music into the public spaces. The educational project „Dźwiękolory” won the price „Złote Słoneczniki” (Golden Sunflowers) for the best educational project in Warsaw in the music category.
In 2017, in cooperation with the pianist Marek Bracha, Ania Karpowicz initiated the urban spaces festival „WarszeMuzik” – a series of musical interventions in the courtyards of the surviving tenement houses of the Warsaw Ghetto. The festival is an attempt at re-membering the history of Warsaw with the help of chamber music composed by Jewish composers who used to live in Warsaw with the special role of Mieczysław Wajnberg. During the four editions of the festival (2017–2020) 25 concerts were performed at 8 locations as well as special recitals for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN. During the 2018 edition the program has been expanded to include the works of young Israeli composers (Aviya Kopelman) as well as the classics of 20th-century chamber music related to Polish Jews and the idea of WarszeMuzik (Aaron Copland).
In 2013 she established the Hashtag Ensemble cooperative and leads its works: performing concerts of 20th- and 21st-century music, as well as engaging in improvisational and educational initiatives. Hashtag Ensemble performs at contemporary music festivals but also plays with pedestrians in the streets and improvises in an old water tank. The group has published improvisational („Visegrad Songs” 2015, #WITKACY 2018) and repertoire albums (#NetworkMusic 2018, „Trash Music” 2018, “The First Command” 2019, “Openings of the eye” 2020) with DUX, Bołt Records and Requiem Records Opus Series. Hashtag Ensemble has performed at the finals of the Tadeusz Baird Composers’ Competition (2017) and the 15th International Serocki Competition (2017, 2019). Hashtag Ensemble performs at new music festivals in Poland and across Europe: Tallin Afekt Festival, POLIN Music Festival, Sacrum Profanum (Cracow), Warsaw Autumn, Poznan Music Spring, Warsaw Musical Encounters, Musical Gardens, and others.
As a soloist, Ania Karpowicz has performed at the Musica Electronica Nova Festival (2015 in Michaela Beil’s piece), at the Artur Rubinstein Philharmony in Łódź (2016 in Adam Porębski’s piece), in Oskar Kolberg Świętokrzyska Philharmony (2019 in Mikołaj Majkusiak’s piece), as well as at the concert halls of the Israeli Opera in Tel-Aviv, Music Academy in Wrocław, Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Hochschule für Musik Dresden, Folkwang Universitat der Künste Essen, Concert Studio of the Polish Radio, Riga Birza Muzejs and many others.
As a chamber musician, she appears with Hashtag Ensemble, In:te:gro, Fl:Ar-Art and cooperates with the pianist Marek Bracha and the organist Michał Markuszewski.