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).
Founded in 1901; its first music director and conductor was Emil Młynarski. Over the years, it has been directed by the best Polish conductors, such as Witold Rowicki, Bohdan Wodiczko, Tadeusz Strugała, and Kazimierz Kord, who all significantly contributed to the Orchestra’s standards and repertoire. Under Antoni Wit (the Orchestra’s director in 2002–2013), the Warsaw Philharmonic ensembles recorded more than fifty frequently awarded albums, including two Grammy-winning CDs.
Born in Rybnik, Poland in 1994; a saxophone player and composer. He initially learned the cello, taking up the sax only after several years. A graduate of Copenhagen’s Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium and Kraków’s Academy of Music, he studied with such teachers as Lee Konitz, Steve Lehman, and David Binney, among others.
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