She graduated in Music Theory and Choral Conducting (MA) as well as Church Music (BA) from the Academy of Music in Gdańsk. She also completed the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort. She has held scholarships from the City of Gdańsk and the Dutch government (Huygens Scholarship Programme).
Agata Kielar-Długosz is a Polish flutist, a graduate of soloist studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich as well as postgraduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Weimar, and the Yale University in New Haven (USA). She has won prizes in Polish and international flute competitions.
Twenty-four musicians from ten different countries (Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Italy) work together, guided by the idea of restoring music to its rightful place in contemporary society.
One of Poland’s most eminent composers, a pioneer of electronic music in that country, enthusiast of the vast possibilities afforded by the electronic media as well as improvised and intuitive music. Born in Warsaw, he studied sound engineering and composition with Tadeusz Baird, Andrzej Dobrowolski and Włodzimierz Kotoński at Warsaw’s State Higher School of Music.
He graduated in conducting from Paweł Przytocki’s class at the Cracow Academy of Music and is now a doctoral student at his alma mater. In 2008–2014 he directed the Archetti Chamber Orchestra of the City of Jaworzno. Since 2010 he has been an assistant conductor to Cracow’s Young Philharmonic at the Mieczysław Karłowicz State Music School Complex and leader of ElektroNova ensemble, founded by Marek Chołoniewski. Koczur was the youngest participant of the Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors (2012).
Bass-baritone, born in 1972 in Łódź, considered as one of the world’s best Wagner singers. He graduated from the Acting Department of the Łódź Film School (PWSFTiT), the Academy of Music in Warsaw, and Christian Elsner’s class of solo voice at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden. He made his acting debut in Andrzej Wajda’s The Crowned-Eagle Ring (1992), and appeared in TV Theatre productions.
Bass. Graduate of the Academy of Music in Wrocław (2009). He has also completed acting courses at the International Film School in Cologne and participated in master classes with such instructors as Christian Elssner, Deborah Polaski, David Syrus, Linda Watson and Franz Grundheber. He made his debut in 2010 as Polyphemus in Haendel’s Acis and Galatea (opera festival in Reinsberg, Austria) with the Wiener Akademie Orchestra, conducted by Martin Haselböck. In 2009–2011, he sang with the Opera Studio of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf.
Halina née Kowalska (married names Trzonek, then Zalewska) first learned the violin from her father. In 1928–1939 she studied cello with Eli Kochański at Warsaw Conservatory.
She gave performances as a soloist and chamber musician, performed on Polish Radio with, among others, her brother Henryk (a violinist) and Ludwik Urstein, as well as the Polish Radio Quartet and the radio orchestra under Grzegorz Fitelberg.
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