Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil

Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil


Composer and pedagogue. Her inspirations are predominantly visual and include travel landscapes, sights captured while flying on the plane or starry night skies in the mountains. Nawratil’s predilection for musical paintings is best reflected by the titles of her works, as well as the characteristic manner in which she utilizes the fresco or the reportage. Given such tendencies, Nawratil’s audiences should not be surprised by the rich, colorful instrumentation featuring extensive percussion and woodwind parts. Coloristic effects appear as paramount in Nawratil’s oeuvre, hence her music is a combination of euphonic sounds, postspectral harmonies and neomodality with twelve-tone technique and sonorism. (KS)

read more

Figures on the sand for flute quartet

year of composition: 2014
duration of the piece: 16'
genre: chamber (from 2 to 9 performers)
programme edition: 2014/15
commission: Filharmonia Świętokrzyska im. Oskara Kolberga
materials accessible until: 4 January 2019
recording accessible until: 3 July 2022


FIGURES ON THE SAND for flute quartet premiere, held on 14 April 2015 at the Oskar Kolberg Świętokrzyska Philharmonic in Kielce.


Kwartet FourTunes:
Łukasz Długosz, flutes
Radosław Pujanek, violin, little metal stick
Katarzyna Budnik-Gałązka, viola, little metal stick
Tomasz Daroch, cello, Gong G (profondo)

Rain Forest for flutes and symphony orchestra

year of composition: 2013
duration of the piece: 26'
genre: orchestral
programme edition: 2012/13
commission: Polska Filharmonia Bałtycka im. Fryderyka Chopina w Gdańsku
materials accessible until: 7 May 2016
recording accessible until: indefinitely


RAIN FOREST for flutes and symphony orchestra premiere, held on 27 September 2013 at The Polish Baltic Philharmonic in Gdansk.


Łukasz Długosz, flute
Agata Kielar-Długosz, flute
Symphony Orchestra of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic
Massimiliano Caldi, conductor

cast overview:

2fl solo-2020-2220-batt (7esec) cel-archi (