A leading Polish improvised music ensemble, expanding the concept of a contemporary music collective. Rewarded in major European jazz competitions, such as Jazz Hoeilaart (Belgium).
One of Poland’s most eminent baritones. He studied voice with Helena Oleska in Lwów (now L’viv) and with Adam Didur in Krakow. Prize winner in the International Singing Competition of Toulouse (1954). He made his debut in 1944 as Janusz in Moniuszko’s Halka at Krakow’s Stary Theatre.
Jazz drummer and educator, graduate of the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. He won several individual and ensemble prizes during his studies. Since 2005 he has taught jazz percussion at his alma mater, as well as conducting research (DMA degree in 2014) and working as a sound engineer at the Audiovisual Technology Studio.
The orchestra was founded in 2008 on the initiative of Jerzy Semkow.
Its members are the most talented graduates and students of music academies and universities (below the age of thirty.) The Orchestra’s director is Piotr Baron. Since April 2009 the orchestra has been a member of the European Federation of National Youth Orchestras, EFNYO.
She studied under the German occupation with Stanisław Kazuro at the underground Warsaw Conservatory. She continued her voice education with Adam Didur, Stefan Belina-Skupiewski, and Józef Woliński.
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.
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