Born on 19th September 1938 in Warsaw, he studied piano with Maria Wiłkomirska and composition with Kazimierz Sikorski at that city’s State Higher School of Music. He continued his education with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He is a professor of composi- tion at the Academy of Music in Łódź.
Pupil of Zbigniew Drzewiecki (piano) and Kazimierz Sikorski (composition) under the German occupation, he made his debut as a composer in 1943, and as a conductor – in 1946. In the following year he graduated from Warsaw’s State Higher School of Music (now the Chopin University), where he had studied conducting with Kazimierz Wiłkomirski and composition with Kazimierz Sikorski.
Mezzo-soprano. Graduate of two faculties of the Łódź Academy of Music: instrumental, in the piano class (diploma in 1988) and vocal-acting in the class of Jadwiga Pietraszkiewicz (diploma in 1992). She continued her voice studies in Copenhagen, under André Orlowitz.
In 1951 she graduated with distinction from Stefan Belina-Skupiewski’s singing class at Katowice’s State Higher School of Music (now the Academy). She also studied violin with Irena Dubiska. She made her debut at the Silesian Opera in 1946 as Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen and Flora in Verdi’s La traviata.
He graduated with honours from Stanisław Skoczyński’s class at Warsaw’s Chopin University of Music. He also attended Jean Geoffroy’s master class at the Conservatoire de Lyon. In 2006–2009 he participated in Tallinn courses of new music interpretation. He won the 1st prize in the Nationwide Percussion Competition in Wrocław (2003) and (with Maciej Nerkowski as Scontri Duo) – the 2nd prize in the International Competition of Contemporary Chamber Music in Kraków (2010).
One of Poland’s most eminent opera singers. He started his voice education in Vilnius, and continued it with Wacław Filipowicz at Warsaw’s Higher School of Music. In 1946–1950 he was a soloist in the Representative Artistic Ensemble of the Polish Armed Forces; in 1950–1979 he sang at Warsaw Opera and Teatr Wielki.
Singer, actor and theatre director. In 1928–1931 he studied at Warsaw Music Conservatory. In 1928–1937 he was a choir member in Warsaw’s Operetta, Nowości, and other Warsaw theatres. He made his opera debut as Stolnik (The Pantler) in Moniuszko’s Halka in a Warsaw Touring Opera production (1928).
Jazz guitarist, born in 1973 in Rotterdam. He grew up in Paris, where he graduated from the jazz class at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique. From 1993 he studied with Jim Hall, Billy Harper, and Kenny Werner at New York’s Mannes School of Music (The New School)
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