Dr hab. Irena Bieńkowska graduated at the Institute of Musicology UW in 1994 where she wrote her Master’s thesis on Musical Culture on the Court of Michał Kazimierz Radziwiłł ‘Rybeńka’ (1702–1762) in Nieśwież under the supervision of prof. Mirosław Perz. Between 1994–1998 she completed her postgraduate studies at the Institute and in 1999 she obtained the Doctor in Philosophy title after defending her dissertation on The Music of Giovanni Battista Cocciola. Since 2000 she is an Assistant Professor at the Division of History of Polish Music, the Institute of Musicology UW.
Her scientific interests include history of music in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, history of Polish music in 16th and 17th century, and the history of musical patronage in the eastern frontiers of Rzeczpospolita in 17th and 18th century. She has recently published a book entitled Muzyka na dworze księcia Hieronima Floriana Radziwiłła (Music on the court of Hieronim Florian Radziwiłł), Warszawa 2013.
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