Performers

One of Poland’s most eminent violinists, she is also a chamber musician and educator. Born in 1985 in Gdańsk, she graduated from the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover.
Dancer, choreographer and teacher. Between 2012 and 2019, he was the director of the Castle Opera Ballet in Szczecin. He graduated from the State Ballet School in Łódź and the Faculty of Philosophy at Warsaw University. Early in his career, he initiated a partnership with the Grand Theatre in Łódź, where he worked for nine years as dancer and soloist, with a two-year hiatus when he completed his military service in the Central Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Army.
Founded in 1984 on the basis of an extended complement of Polish Chamber Orchestra members in order to perform in concert with Yehudi Menuhin (its later principal guest conductor).
One of the world’s most original and highly regarded
guitarists. Over the many years of his artistic activity, he developed his own unique style, combining
classical guitar sound with jazz and Brazilian music.
He studied composition and conducting at Cologne’s Hochschule für Musik, where he has been a lecturer since 1995. His conducting work focuses first and foremost on 20th- and 21st-century music. He has collaborated with, among others, Helmut Lachenmann, Mauricio Kagel, Klaus Huber, Nicolaus A. Huber, as well as groups such as Ensemble Modern and the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. He has guest conducted Oper Köln, Schauspiel Köln, WDR Rund- funkorchester Köln, the Bochumer Symphoniker, oh ton-Ensemble, and Doelenensemble. For many years he has collaborated with E-MEX, with which he prepares both world premieres and new interpretations of 20th-century masterpieces.
Jazz pianist and teacher, greatly sought-after as
a session musician. He studied at Kraków’s Academy
of Music and Boston’s New England Conservatory
of Music.
Now called the Orchestra of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Warsaw, it traces its origins back to the National Theatre directed by Wojciech Bogusławski. In that period the operatic ensemble was led by two eminent Polish composers-conductors, Józef Elsner and
Karol Kurpiński.
As a professional choir, it began to perform in 1953 under Zbigniew Soja. Its successive directors have been: Roman Kuklewicz (1955–1971), Józef Bok (1971–1974), Antoni Szaliński (1974–1978), Henryk Wojnarowski (1978–2016), and Bartosz Michałowski (since January 2017).
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