She learned piano at the secondary school of music in Gdańsk. She received two diplomas at the State Higher School of Music in Warsaw: at the Faculty of Sound Directing under Antoni Karużas (1968) and at the Faculty of Composition under Tadeusz Baird and Zbigniew Rudziński (1977). She also studied electroacoustic music composition at Groupe de Recherches Musicales in Paris under Pierre Schaeffer and François Bayle, as well as computer music at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique in Paris. In 1999 she received a doctorate in music sciences in composition from the Academy of Music in Wrocław.
She has won numerous awards and prizes, including the Carl Maria von Weber Competition in Dresden (1978), the Bourges Competition in Electroacoustic Music (1980), the Female Composers' Competition in Mannheim (1982) and the French Société des auteurs, compositeurs and éditeurs de musique awards: Prix pédagogique (1994) and Prix du printemps (1996). In 1997 she was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, and in 2004 she received the French Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres medal.