Artistic director of the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw, conductor.
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, graduate of the Acting Department of Łódź Film School; actor, director, and opera singer.
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.
He studied music with Ludmila Kasjanenko at the
Arthur Rubinstein Music School in Bydgoszcz and
Solomon Mikowsky at New York’s Manhattan School
of Music (2011), as well as Jerzy Sulikowski and Katarzyna
Popowa-Zydroń at the Feliks Nowowiejski
Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, and at masterclasses
taught by Paul Badura-Skoda, Gary Graffman,
Ivan Moravec, Lang Lang, Dina Joffe, and others.
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.
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.
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