Performers

Soprano. Studied at the Academy of Music in Katowice, at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (with Helena Łazarska, 1998–2000), and graduated in 2005 with a PhD in Vocal Studies at the Katowice Academy.
Having graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, he studied in Leipzig (music theory with Stephan Krehl, composition with Max Reger and conducting with Arthur Nikisch). He made his debut in Dresden, in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (1906).
Dutch trumpet player; since 1993 – a member of Cologne’s Musikfabrik ensemble. He has also embarked on an international solo career. His repertoire includes works dedicated to him as their first performer by such eminent composers as Wolfgang Rihm, Georg Friedrich Haas, Péter Eötvös, John Zorn, Agata Zubel, and Hanna Kulenty.
He studied at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy (now University) of Music in Warsaw (with Professor Bogusław Madey), where he also obtained a doctoral degree in conducting under the supervision of Antoni Wit. Between 2007 and 2015 he was the artistic director of the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw.
Igor Pudło (artistic pseudonim: Igor Boxx) is a Polish DJ, music producer and sound engineer, known for his hybrid composition technique, based on combining samples from old records with the sound of electronic instruments, which endows his music with an intriguing retro-futuristic flavour.
She graduated from The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where she studied violin with Mirosław Ławrynowicz, Andrzej Gębski and Janusz Wawrowski, as well as viola with Piotr Reichert. Hold- er of scholarships from the ‘Young Poland’ programme and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Szymon Bywalec graduated with distinction in symphony and opera conducting from the Jan Wincenty Hawel class at the Music Academy in Katowice, where he now teaches at the Department of Composition, Interpretation, Education and Jazz. Between 2006 and 2013, he was artistic director of the Karol Szymanowski Academic Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. He has worked with renowned conductors such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Gabriel Chmura, Takuo Yuasa, Arturo Tamayo, Jacek Kaspszyk, and Paul McCreesh. He is also a graduate of the Music Academy in Krakow, where he studied the oboe with Jerzy Kotyczka.
Dulcimer player, born in 1980 in Chișinău (Moldova). He learned the dulcimer at secondary music school (Chișinău’s Liceul de Muzică ‘Ciprian Porumbescu’) and subsequently at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica (Slovakia).
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