Anna Maria Huszcza (*1987) – Polish composer, arranger, lecturer at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, doctor of musical arts. She is a multiple winner of competitions for composers (she received, among others, a distinction at the 53rd Tadeusz Baird Competition for Young Composers, a distinction at the International Competition for Composers and Performers CAGE 1,2,3, the first prize and a special prize at the competition organised by the Świętokrzyska Philharmonic). Her works are to be found on nine albums, including Paweł Gusnar’s “Saxophone Varie” (2013), which was awarded with the Fryderyk in 2014, and the monographic album “wydziwiAnka” (2016/2017).In Huszcza’s compositions, one can hear references to Polish folklore, which is sometimes transformed electronically. In addition, Ania likes to create orchestral music, with a slight tint of musical, which does not interfere with experimenting with different aspects of the musical work.

EtLuda. First electro-folk composition of Anna Maria Huszcza, created as a student task – therefore you can find a reference to its schooling character – etude (Polish “etiuda”); exchange of i and L refers to folk inspirations (folk music is “muzyka ludowa” in Polish). Electronically transformed sound material was based on the recordings of the Kurpie region music, associated with wedding ceremony. EtLuda was accompanied by a choreography co-created by Huszcza and other students of rhythmics. With EtLuda the composer’s fascination of elektro-folk began.