She was first taught the piano by her father. In 1932 she studied with Alfred Cortot in Paris, later until 1939 with Józef Turczyński at Warsaw Conservatory. Having settled in Kraków during World War II, she continued her studies with Zbigniew Drzewiecki at that city’s State Higher School of Music in 1945–1949.
Winning (jointly with Bella Davidovich) the 1st prize in the 4th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (where she also received the Polish Radio award for the best performance of mazurkas) launched Halina’s worldwide career.
Conductor Marzena Diakun graduated with an honours degree in orchestra and opera conducting from Mieczysław Gawroński’s class at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław (2005), and completed postgraduate studies with Uroš Lajovic at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. She gained international fame conducting the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France in a series of concerts broadcast by Radio France,, and ARTE
A graduate of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, a master programme at the Conservatoire National Superior de Musique et de Danse in Paris as well as Yale University in New Haven, Długosz has won numerous prizes in flute competitions in Paris, Odense, Mannheimm Viggiano, and others.
One of the most fascinating computer, algorithmic and improvised music composers. He studied composition with Leszek Wisłocki at Wrocław’s Academy of Music. He focuses on computer music; among others, he co-founded the Computer Music Composition Studio at his alma mater.
She studied with Tibor Varga at the Ecole Supérieure de Musique in Sion and with Jan Stanienda at Warsaw’s Fryderyk Chopin Academy (now – University) of Music. Prize winner in the Tibor Varga Competition in Sion and the International Tadeusz Wroński Com- petition in Warsaw. Holder of a scholarship from the American Academy of Arts.
Saxophonist Bartłomiej Duś graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, where he had studied with Bernard Steuer, and where he currently teaches a saxophone class. He is also a graduate from Claude Delangle’s class at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris and Vincent David’s class at the C.R.R de Versailles. He obtained a D.M.A. degree in 2019
Pianist and chamber musician; she graduated with an honours degree from Hanna Kryjak’s piano class at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, where she has taught a chamber music class since 2012
Considered as one of the most original Polish jazz pianists, he also performs classical music and contributes to experimental bands.
This graduate of the Poznań Academy of Music has won numerous prizes for both classical music (incl. the 3rd prize in the Paris Conservatoire Russe Alexandre Scriabine’s international piano competition, 2007) and jazz performances (Warsaw Jazz Pianist Contest, 2006, 2nd prize).
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