An award-winning Dr Iwona Glinka is a soloist, educator, recording artist, orchestral and chamber musician, and leading performer of new and experimental music. She founded the Phasma-Music Ensemble in 2016, where she currently serves as the artistic director in addition to playing many concerts a year as an ensemble member. She has given dozens of solo recitals with classical and contemporary repertoire and has appeared as Principal Flautist with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. She has developed a great interest in New Music, which since 1994 has resulted in over one hundred world premières of works by Australian, Belgian, British, Canadian, Greek, German, Polish and US composers, more than one hundred of them commissioned by and written especially for her.
Iwona Glinka was born in Kwidzyn, Poland. At the age of 18 she graduated from the Music Lyceum in Gdansk with a Flute Diploma (Highest Distinction). She continued her studies at the Music Academy of Gdansk, Poland. She graduated from the Academy in 1994 with the degree of Master of Music in Performance (flute). Between 1991 and 1994, on the Baloise Holding Scholarship, she attended the Summer Courses of the Music Academy of Lenk in Switzerland with Peter-Lukas Graf. In 1992, on a scholarship from the Mayor of the City of Darmstadt in Germany, she attended the Ferienkurse für Neue Musik where she studied with Pierre-Yves Artaud. In 1996 there followed a further period of studies at the Accademia Internationale Superiore di Musica in Biella, Italy, again with Peter-Lukas Graf and later at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, France, with Pierre-Yves Artaud.
An award wining composer Michail Travlos & Iwona Glinka was born on 7th of July 1950 in Piraeus, Greece.
He started his musical studies at Athens National Conservatory in 1970 with Michalis Vourtsis. In 1975 he was accepted to the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, where he studied composition with Isang Yun and orchestration with Witold Szalonek.
He obtained his diploma in Music Composition in 1980.
He lives in Pireaus as an independent composer and professor of theory and composition.
He taught at the Hellenic Conservatory (1980-1982), the Contemporary Conservatory (1987-1996) and at the “Nikos Skalkotas” Conservatory (1982-2014) where he was also artistic director (1989-2014).