An outstanding Polish tenor. Enlisted in the Reserve Officer Cadet School in Zamość in 1939, he sang in a barbershop quartet there, and fought in the 1939 defensive war. He took up professional voice training in Lublin with Eugeniusz Kopp (1943), and continued it with Ignacy Dygas, already as a soloist in the Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Armed Forces.
Jazz saxophonist and composer, a leading figure in the Polish and European jazz scene; 15-time ‘Jazz Forum’ magazine’s Best Soprano Saxophonist.
Graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (in choral conducting and musical education), and the Academy of Music inKrakow (postgraduate studies in music theory). Shealso studied at Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, and developed her conducting skills at courses both in Poland and abroad (Ericson Masterclass in Haarlem, International Kodály Seminar in Kecskemét, and Studium Chorale Masterclass for Choral Conductors in Maastricht).
Founded by Jerzy Gert in October 1948. For almost 70 years of operation, the choir has been performing both unaccompanied works and vocal-instrumental forms that represent various styles and periods, with a particular focus on Polish music.
Jazz-rock guitarist and composer; graduate of the Jazz and Popular Music Department at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, from which he obtained his doctoral degree in 2017 (in connection with his third album, Nada).
Now known as the Orchestra of the Stanisław Moniuszko Grand Theatre in Poznań, it first played at the Grand Theatre’s inaugural spectacle (Moniuszko’s Halka) on 31st August 1919. In 1925 Pietro Mascagni conducted his Cavalleria Rusticana at this theatre.
Founded in 2007, the Lutosławski Quartet was named after one of Poland’s most eminent 20th-century composers. It is one of the ensembles-in-residence at Wrocław’s National Forum of Music. Its members are: Roksana Kwaśnikowska (1st violin; previously – Bartosz Woroch), Marcin Markowicz (2nd violin), Artur Rozmysłowicz (viola), and Maciej Młodawski (cello). Their repertoire comprises primarily 20th- and 21st-century Polish works, particularly those of Witold Lutosławski, Karol Szymanowski, and Paweł Mykietyn.
One of the most active and versatile wind ensembles in Poland. Founded in 2013 to mark Witold Lutosławski’s birth centenary, LutosAir Quintet is one of the ensembles-in-residence at Wrocław’s National Forum of Music. Its members are soloists of NFM Wrocław Philharmonic and NOSPR: Jan Krzeszowiec (flute), Karolina Stalmachowska (oboe; previously - Wojciech Merena), Maciej Dobosz (clarinet), Alicja Kieruzalska (bassoon), Mateusz Feliński (horn). The quintet focuses especially on most recent music, such as the works of Paweł Hendrich (including a CD under the DUX label), Marcin Stańczyk, Rafał Augustyn, and Nikolet Burzyńska.
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