The internationally renowned E-MEX Ensemble, founded in 1999, aims to discover the wealth of contemporary music. One of its main objectives is to commission and premiere new works as well as collaborating closely with composers in order to reveal each composition’s full artistic spectrum. E-MEX also performs many classic masterpieces from the 1st half of the 20th century.
Born in Zurich in 1975. After studying musicology and philosophy, he began to study conducting with Christian Kluttig at the High School of Music in Dresden. He received support for his musical career from the German Music Council’s Conductors’ Forum (2002–2005) and David Zinman’s American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Summer Music Festival (2003). In addition, he got to know the orchestral repertoire as assistant to Sylvain Cambreling, Marc Albrecht, and Peter Rundel.
The Austrian guitarist Christian Fennesz, composer and electronic music producer, is an icon of Europe’s ambient music scene. He studied guitar and ethnomusicology; his experiments with electronics date back to his earliest years.
He graduated in violin and composition from Warsaw’s Music Institute. Prize winner in competitions for composers in Leipzig (1898) and Warsaw (1901). His conducting debut took place in 1904 at Warsaw Philharmonic. In 1905 he co-organised the Young Polish Composers’ Publishing Company.
He studied with Klaudiusz Baran at Warsaw’s Chopin University of Music, Grzegorz Stopa at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, Iñaki Alberdi at Barcelona’s Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, and Mie Miki at Essen’s Folkwang Universität der Künste. He is the winner of one of the world’s key accordion contests, Certamen Internacional de Acordeón ‘Arrasate Hiria’ (2012), as well as main prize winner in competitions in Poland, Germany, Slovakia, and Italy.
A soprano born in Warsaw; graduate of the Chopin University of Music, where she studied with Jadwiga Rappé at the Vocal Department, and the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Song Studies. She has for many years given concerts with the best Polish chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras.
Actor, born in Lviv, he was a member of the city’s People’s Theatre. Since 1975, he has been associated with The Stanisław Wyspiański Teatr Śląski in Katowice where he has played over 100 roles. He teaches acting and articulation at the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice, where he holds a PhD.
He studied music theory with Władysław Żeleński and piano with Wiktor Barabasz at Krakow Conservatory, later conducting with Franz Schalk in Vienna. He made his concert debut in Krakow’s Stary Theatre (1915).
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