Elżbieta Sikora

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Elżbieta Sikora
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Born (1943-10-20) October 20, 1943 (age 73)
Lwów, Poland (now Ukraine)
Era Contemporary
20th Century Classical

Elżbieta Sikora (born 20 October 1943 in Lwów) is a Polish composer who has been resident in France since 1981.[1] She has composed stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and electroacoustic works as well as film scores.

Sikora studied under Pierre Schaeffer, François Bayle,[1] Tadeusz Baird, Zbigniew Rudzinski.[2]

She received numerous honors including First Prize in the GEDOK competition in Mannheim (1981, for Guernica, hommage à Pablo Picasso),[2] the Prix de la Partition Pédagogique and the Prix Stéphane Chapelier-Clergue-Gabriel-Marie, both from SACEM (both 1994)[3] and the SACD Prix Nouveau Talent Musique (1996).[4]

Her operas are Ariadna (1977),[5] Derrière son Double (1983),[2] L'arrache-coeur (1992) and Madame Curie (2011).[1] Her ballets are Blow-up (1980),[6] Waste Land (1983),[7] La Clef De Verre (1986).[2]


  1. ^ a b c Pendle, Karin (2001). Women & music: a history. Indiana University Press. pp. 293–294. ISBN 978-0-253-21422-5. 
  2. ^ a b c d Sadie, Julie Anne (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers. W. W. Norton. p. 424. ISBN 978-0-393-03487-5. 
  3. ^ "Sto lat w auli". Gazeta Wyborcza. 1 October 2003. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  4. ^ "Muzyka ponad granicami". Gazeta Wyborcza. 2 August 1996. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  5. ^ Sadie, Stanley; Christina Bashford (1992). The New Grove dictionary of opera. Grove's Dictionaries of Music. p. 603. ISBN 978-0-935859-92-8. 
  6. ^ Cohen, Aaron I. (1987). International encyclopedia of women composers. Books & Music USA. p. 642. ISBN 978-0-9617485-1-7. 
  7. ^ "Dla Sikory". Gazeta Wyborcza. 3 October 2003. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 

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