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artists

MAREK MOŚ
MAREK MOŚ
MAREK MOŚ
An eminent Polish conductor, violinist and chamber musician; founder and artistic director of the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy; artistic director of the AUKSO Summer Philharmonic Festival in Wigry. Long-time first violinist of the Silesian Quartet, with which he performed at prestigious festivals and on the world’s major stages. His numerous recordings have been released under such labels as Nonesuch, EMI, CD Accord, and Wergo, among others. Winner of prizes in the International Contemporary Music Competition in Cracow, the International Rostrum of Composers in Paris; recipient of the Award of the Polish Composers’ Union and the Fryderyk Award of the Polish Phonographic Society (several times). In 2005 he was honoured with the Silver Medal for Merit to Polish Culture - Gloria Artis, as well as the Marshal of the Silesian Province Award. He is a lecturer on the faculty of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. He has been awarded an honorary citizenship of the City of Tychy.
 AUKSO
AUKSO
AUKSO
One of Europe’s best chamber orchestras, for the last two decades – Poland’s flagship ensemble. Its repertoire ranges from classical masterpieces to contemporary music. The orchestra has gained recognition with its interpretations of music by Polish composers. Such masters as Wojciech Kilar, Zbigniew Bujarski, Aleksander Lasoń, Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil, Piotr Moss, and Cezary Duchnowski have entrusted AUKSO with the task of premiering their works. The ensemble has also scored successes with its recordings of film music by world-famous composers such as Elliot Goldenthal, as well as soundtracks for computer games. Crossover projects combining classical music with jazz, rock or alternative trends have become a trademark of the ensemble, which collaborates in these fields with such artists as Leszek Możdżer, Tomasz Stańko, as well as Aphex Twin and Jonny Greenwood. With the latter two musicians, they recorded an album for the American record company Nonesuch.
KRZYSZTOF HERDZIN
KRZYSZTOF HERDZIN
KRZYSZTOF HERDZIN
Pianist, composer, arranger, conductor and music producer. Boasting a rich output and known for his broad artistic horizons, Herdzin works in the fields of classical, popular, and jazz music. He has appeared with the greatest masters of Polish jazz and stars of Polish song, performed in Jan ‘Ptaszyn’ Wróblewski’s and Zbigniew Namysłowski’s quartets, in a duo with Edyta Geppert, and closely collaborated with Anna Maria Jopek as a pianist and arranger. At present he plays in a trio with Robert Kubiszyn and Cezary Konrad as well as being the leader of his own Krzysztof Herdzin Big Band. Apart from jazz arrangements of classical pieces he has orchestrated film soundtracks, for instance of Jan A.P. Kaczmarek’s music for Marc Forster’s Finding Neverland, he has been the music director and author of musicals as well as the composer of many classical works. His discography comprises more than 200 albums, including 20 released under his own name. Many of them became gold and platinum discs. The artist’s numerous accolades include the Mateusz Święcicki Music Award of Polish Radio Channel 3 (‘Mateusz’), RMF Classic MocArt Awards, and the Fryderyk Award of the Polish Phonographic Academy, as well as the Silver Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis. He is a ten-time ‘Jazz Forum’ readers’ Arranger of the Year.
DOMINIK WANIA
DOMINIK WANIA
DOMINIK WANIA
Jazz pianist and teacher, greatly sought-after as a session musician. He studied at Cracow’s Academy of Music and Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music. He has performed with leading Polish and foreign jazz musicians, including Tomasz Stańko and Marcus Miller. He plays the piano in Maciej Obara Quartet, with which he recorded Unloved (2017) and Three Crowns (2019), both for ECM. He also successfully performs film music, and collaborates with Zbigniew Preisner, who wrote nine pieces for solo piano specially for Wania (released on CD Twilight, 2019). His Fryderyk-winning original project Ravel (2013), an important item in his vast discography, is one of the few settings of that French composer’s music for a jazz trio. 2020 saw the release by ECM of his most recent album Lonely Shadows (also awarded with Fryderyk), history’s first solo CD by a Polish musician to have been appeared under this prestigious label. Wania teaches at Cracow’s and Katowice’s Academies of Music as well as the Kraków School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.
PIOTR ORZECHOWSKI
PIOTR ORZECHOWSKI
PIOTR ORZECHOWSKI
Pianist, improviser, and composer; one of the most creative and uncompromising artists of the young generation; a Berklee College of Music graduate and winner of the Montreux Jazz Piano Competition. He moves freely between classical, jazz, and improvised music. Leader of the avant-garde jazz High Definition Quartet. On his albums under the Decca Classics label he creatively analyses music by Krzysztof Penderecki, elements of Polish dances, and the essence of improvisation. He performs worldwide, also in collaboration with such jazz celebrities as Victor Mendoza, Perico Sambeat, Randy Brecker, and Avishai Cohen. He worked with such contemporary music giants as Philip Glass and Krzysztof Penderecki. As a soloist he has appeared in classical repertoire with, among others, the Sinfonia Varsovia, NOSPR, and the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw. With AUKSO he recorded an album of music by Polish composers for the Rhodes piano.
STEFAN WESOŁOWSKI
STEFAN WESOŁOWSKI
STEFAN WESOŁOWSKI
Composer, violinist, and music producer associated with the US record label Important Records, the French Ici d’ailleurs, and the UK publisher Mute Song. He graduated from the Académie musicale de Villecroze (France). His debut album, Kompleta (Eng. Compline; 2008; reissued in 2015) comprises a setting of breviary texts for two voices, string quartet, and electronics. 2013 saw the premiere (during Unsound festival) of Wesołowski’s next CD, the internationally critically acclaimed Liebestod, whereas in 2017 his Rite of the End became “Gazeta Wyborcza”’s Album of the Year 2017. One of his most recent releases, Nanook of the North (2018), was recorded in a duo with Piotr Kaliński. In his music Wesołowski frequently applies electroacoustic transformations, repetitive rhythms, as well as ambient sounds as a background for conventional instruments (violin and piano). Soundtracks for films and series are an important part of Wesołowski’s output and include the music for Love Express. The Disappearance of Walerian Borowczyk (dir. Kuba Mikurda), the BAFTA-nominated Listen to Me Marlon (dir. Stevan Riley), as well as the animated series Kayko and Kokosh. He also creates music for theatrical spectacles and installations.
EUGENIUSZ KNAPIK
EUGENIUSZ KNAPIK
EUGENIUSZ KNAPIK
Composer, pianist, and teacher, born on 9th July 1951 in Ruda Śląska. He studied composition with Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and piano with Czesław Stańczyk at Katowice’s State Higher School (PWSM, now Academy) of Music. Two of his works, Just Like on the Seashore for instrumental ensemble and audiotape (1977) and Corale, interludio e aria for flute, harpsichord, and eleven string instruments (1979) were premiered at the ‘Young Musicians for the Young City’ Festival. His successive compositions have won prizes and distinctions both at home and abroad. Originally writing chamber and orchestral music, Knapik extended the performing forces with time and created large-scale vocal-instrumental works. Important elements of his music include cantilena-like organisation of sound material coupled with chromaticised major-minor harmony, late Romantic elements, and dense textures. Since 1976 he has worked at his alma mater (founder of the Electroacoustic and Computer Music Studio; vice-chancellor of the Academy in 2002–2008).
ALEKSANDER LASOŃ
ALEKSANDER LASOŃ
ALEKSANDER LASOŃ
Born on 10th November 1951 in Siemianowice Śląskie, graduate of Katowice’s State Higher School of Music (now Academy of Music), lecturer at his alma mater (since 1975) and the University of Silesia. He took part in international courses for composers in Burgas and Darmstadt. Active at first also as an improvising pianist, he eventually dedicated himself to composition. In 1996 he founded the Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej (Ensemble OMN). Ever since the 1970s his works have been recognised and awarded in numerous competitions for composers (including ‘Young Musicians for the Young City’, Stalowa Wola 1978) and performed at festivals in Poland and abroad. A supporter of the idea of absolute music, Lasoń is best known for his symphonic compositions. He also writes chamber pieces, but it is his orchestral music that, owing to its qualities, best represents his style: vivid artistic imagination, varied means of expression, and the wealth of music material.
ANDRZEJ KRZANOWSKI
ANDRZEJ KRZANOWSKI
ANDRZEJ KRZANOWSKI
Composer, accordionist, and teacher, born on 9th April 1951 in Bielsko-Biała, died on 1st October 1990 in Czechowice-Dziedzice. He specialised in accordion music performance and promoted the use of this instrument in contemporary music. He studied composition with Henryk Mikołaj Górecki and accordion with Joachim Pichura at Katowice’s State Higher School (PWSM, now Academy) of Music. He taught at Wrocław’s PWSM and later at his alma mater. He performed contemporary accordion music at numerous international festivals and competitions, as well as teaching a contemporary accordion course as part of the Darmstädter Ferienkurse. He also served on the juries of competitions for both composers and accordionists. Award winner in the ‘Young Musicians for the Young City’ Composers’ Competition in Stalowa Wola (1978), Krzanowski was interested in juxtaposing and clashing different styles; he opened up to various aesthetics. His early works are perceptibly nervous and tense. He experimented with form, rhythm, the musical qualities of words and speech, the best examples of which can be found in his cycle of Auditions (also known as Broadcasts). Of major significance in his music are quotations, untypical articulations, directness and expressiveness, particularly evident in the accordion part.
ALEK NOWAK
ALEK NOWAK
ALEK NOWAK
One of the most eminent Polish composers of his generation, born in 1979 in Gliwice, graduate of the Academy of Music in Katowice (where he now teaches composition and instrumentation) and of the University of Louisville. Composer of several dozen instrumental and vocal-instrumental works. Personal experiences and observations of the world are for him an important source of inspiration which he emphasises in his anecdotal, autobiographical programme notes. His compositions have been performed at the Warsaw Autumn, the Sacrum Profanum, the Festival of Premieres – Polish Modern Music in Katowice, the Festival of Polish Music, as well as in the United States and throughout Europe (represented Poland at the 54th International Rostrum of Composers in Paris). Music has been commissioned from him and performed by the London Sinfonietta, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, the PNRSO and AUKSO, the New Music Orchestra and the Silesian Quartet. The opera takes pride of place in his output. His most recent compositions in this genre are ahat-ilī – Sister of Gods (to a libretto by Olga Tokarczuk), staged in 2018, and the results of cooperation with Szczepan Twardoch: Drach. Dramma per musica (awarded with the Coryphaeus of Polish Music and the O!Lśnienia prize) and Siren. Melodrama aeterna, premiered at the AUKSODRONE 2019 and 2020 festivals. Two separate albums dedicated to his music have been released: Fiddler’s Green and White Savannas Never More (Polish Radio Katowice) and 3X4+8 (CD Accord). In 2018 Nowak received the Passport Award of the “Polityka” weekly in the category of classical music.
SZCZEPAN TWARDOCH
SZCZEPAN TWARDOCH
SZCZEPAN TWARDOCH
A Silesian writer and journalist, a sociologist by education; an expert on Silesian language and culture. Author of bestselling novels: Morphine (2012), Drach (2014), The King (2016), and The Kingdom (2018). Twardoch has been hailed as one of the key revelations in Polish literature of the recent years. Critically very highly acclaimed, he gained wide public recognition thanks to his Morphine, which earned him the “Polityka” Passport Award. The real and fantasy worlds, psychologism and realism, actual and alternative history – form the basis for his narratives. He deals with the question of identity on many levels; in his books and articles, he discusses the issue of national identification. His most recent novel, Humble (2020), is a tale about power and submissiveness. Twardoch’s accolades include: The Gdynia City Literary Award, the Kościelski Award, Brücke Berlin-Preis, the Silesian Laurels for Literature, O!Lśnienie Onet Cultural Prize, the Nike Audience Award, as well as numerous nominations. In 2019 he received the German-Polish Samuel Bogumił Linde Award. Rights to his novels have been sold to over a dozen countries. He lives in Pilchowice, Upper Silesia.
JOANNA FRESZEL
JOANNA FRESZEL
JOANNA FRESZEL
A sopran born in Warsaw; graduate of the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She has for many years given concerts with the best Polish chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras. She specialises in the interpretation of contemporary music, including works by Crumb, Ligeti, Haubenstock-Ramati, Stravinsky, Mykietyn. She has premiered compositions by Pärt, Nikodijević, Caine, Knapik, Nowak. Apart from most recent music, she also successfully performs pieces from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic repertoires. She has sung as guest artist at opera houses in Poland, Ireland, Estonia, Spain, and Italy. She also appears internationally at prestigious festivals (Aix-en-Provence, Contrechamps), on foreign tours (such as the concert tour featuring Lutosławski’s song cycle Chantefleurs et chantefables), as well as on special occasions (among others, the recital Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris). She is the winner of major prizes and distinctions in vocal competitions both in Poland and abroad. In 2016, she was awarded Orphée d'Or (Académie du Disque Lyrique) for her debut album real life songs (2015); in 2017 she was presented with the Passport Award of the “Polityka” weekly.
EWA BIEGAS
EWA BIEGAS
EWA BIEGAS
Soprano; graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna; prize-winner in many prestigious nationwide and international vocal competitions; recipient of scholarships from the Polish and Austrian governments, and the Swiss Thyl-Dürr Foundation; a distinguished interpreter of music by Polish composers. For Polish Radio, she has recorded works by I.F. Dobrzyński, Nowowiejski, Bogusławski, A. Dziadek, and Lutosławski. She appeared in the american premiere of Kilar’s Missa pro pace at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York and toured in Germany with Penderecki’s St Luke Passion (cond. Antoni Wit). She has also given performances at the Wiener Kammeroper, Teatro del Maggio in Florence, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Opéra de Montréal, and Slezské divadlo in Opava, appearing in compositions by Britten, Szymanowski, Dvořák, Penderecki, and Puccini. Ewa Biegas is the dean of the Vocal and Acting Department at the Academy of Music in in Katowice.
JAN JAKUB MONOWID
JAN JAKUB MONOWID
JAN JAKUB MONOWID
Countertenor, graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy (now University) of Music in Warsaw; member of the International Opera Studio at Opernhaus Zürich. Associated for many years with the Warsaw Chamber Opera. This particularly versatile artist performs early music by Baroque, Classical and Romantic masters as well as most recent works by such Polish contemporary composers as Krauze, Pałłasz, m. Dobrzyński. His repertoire includes roles in contemporary Polish operas: Drach by Aleksander Nowak and Anhelli by Dariusz Przybylski. Much sought-after as a soloist, Monowid has performed with Poland’s leading orchestras, delighting opera houses audience throughout Poland with his performances. A special place in Monowid’s discography is occupied by a unique CD series dedicated to Polish Baroque compositions by Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki and Stanisław Sylwester Szarzyński. The artist’s numerous accolades include two Fryderyk Awards of the Polish Phonographic Academy.
SEBASTIAN SZUMSKI
SEBASTIAN SZUMSKI
SEBASTIAN SZUMSKI
Bass-baritone; he has sung from early childhood; he graduated from the Academy of Music in Cracow and has participated in numerous masterclasses. As a member of the Boys’ and Men’s Choir of the State Philharmonic in Poznań, he performed at the best-known concert halls and major music festivals in Poland and abroad. For many years he has enjoyed recognition as a solo recital artist performing lieder, as well as a soloist in large-scale vocal-instrumental repertoire. He has given concerts with eminent pianists and under leading conductors at home and abroad. His opera debut took place in 2008. In later years, his talent was confirmed by awards won in vocal competitions and by appearances in Italian opera houses. His repertoire comprises music from the Renaissance to contemporary. As a keen performer of early music, especially of Baroque period, he has appeared with such ensembles as Arte dei Suonatori, La Poem Harmonique, La Risonanza, and at present – Capella Cracoviensis. He has also recorded extensively for the radio, television and record labels.
MARCIN ŚWIĄTKIEWICZ
MARCIN ŚWIĄTKIEWICZ
MARCIN ŚWIĄTKIEWICZ
One of the most recognisable harpsichordists of the young generation, Świątkiewicz plays various types of harpsichords and clavichords, as well as period pianos and organs. He is particularly passionate about improvisation. As a soloist, conductor, and chamber musician he collaborates regularly with the forefront of Polish and international orchestras and ensembles, including Brecon Baroque, Arte dei Suonatori, {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna, and AUKSO. He performs at major Polish festivals and in prestigious venues abroad. In 2015, he recorded a solo album with Müthel’s late-Baroque harpsichord concertos, which was awarded the Diapason d’Or. Two years later he issued another solo recording entitled Cromatica, which won a series of awards. For the Rosary Sonatas by Biber, recorded with Rachel Podger, David Miller, and Jonathan Manson, Świątkiewicz received the Gramophone Award. In 2016 he was awarded the prestigious “Polityka” weekly’s Passport Award. In 2018 he released a CD of J.S. Bach’s harpsichord concertos (BWV 1052–1054) interpreted in accordance with historical practice. The latest recording in the artist’s discography is the album with the Goldberg Variations released in 2020. The artist is also a lecturer at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. He pays particular attention to the teaching of solo playing and to courses of partimento-based improvisation.
MACIEJ FRĄCKIEWICZ
MACIEJ FRĄCKIEWICZ
MACIEJ FRĄCKIEWICZ
A versatile accordionist, virtuoso, and teacher; graduate of the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and the Hochschule für Musik Detmold; participant of numerous master classes. Among other accolades in numerous international accordion competitions, he is a prize-winner in the Certamen Internacional de Acordeón ‘Arrasate Hiria’, one of the world’s main contests dedicated to this instrument. He regularly performs at contemporary music festivals in Poland and abroad. As a soloist he has played with Poland’s best orchestras. He also appears with Magdalena Bojanowicz in TWOgether Duo and in duos with Marek Bracha and Łukasz Kuropaczewski. His charisma and perfect technique have won him the hearts of both the audience and critics. He has premiered more than 90 works, collaborating on new accordion works with, among others, Krzysztof Penderecki (album with Concerto per fisarmonica ed orchestra awarded with Fryderyk 2021), Paweł Szymański, Cezary Duchnowski, Dariusz Przybylski, Wojciech Ziemowit Zych, Wojciech Blecharz, and Jagoda Szmytka. In 2013 he received the ‘Passport’ Award of the “Polityka” weekly.
BARTŁOMIEJ DUŚ
BARTŁOMIEJ DUŚ
BARTŁOMIEJ DUŚ
A saxophonist of international renown; prize-winner in many prestigious music competition; graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (where he now teaches a saxophone class), of the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, and the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Versailles. As a soloist he has performed with such orchestras as NOSPR (the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra), AUKSO, the Silesian Philharmonic, Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej (New Music Orchestra), Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, and the Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra. He collaborates on new saxophone repertoire with many Polish composers, including Marcel Chyrzyński, Maciej Jabłoński, Aleksander Nowak, and Tomasz Jakub Opałka. In 2017 Duś transcribed for soprano saxophone Penderecki’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, which met with the composer’s approval, and the album with the recorded work was awarded Fryderyk 2021. With pianist Magdalena Duś he performs chamber and contemporary music in a duo.
DANIEL POPIAŁKIEWICZ
DANIEL POPIAŁKIEWICZ
DANIEL POPIAŁKIEWICZ
Jazz rock guitarist and composer, graduate of the Jazz and Popular Music Faculty at Katowice’s Academy of Music; prize-winner in numerous guitar competitions. Jarosław Śmietana hailed him as ‘one of Poland’s absolutely foremost jazz guitarists’. His technical abilities and the ease with which he performs in many different styles make him feel at home in every kind of music. For more than a decade he has regularly collaborated with the Łona and Webber duo as well as Marcin Wyrostek. He has played with artists such as Jimek, Krzysztof Herdzin, Mietek Szcześniak, Kayah, Anna Jurksztowicz, Grażyna Auguścik, and others, as well as big bands, chamber and symphony orchestras, including AUKSO, NOSPR, Sinfonia Baltica, and Archetti Chamber Orchestra. As a session musician he has taken part in recording many Gold and Platinum Discs, as well as Fryderyk-nominated albums. Since 2008 he has also performed as a soloist. “Gazeta Wyborcza” daily described his debut as ‘one of the most interesting achievements in young Polish jazz, impressing with its maturity’, while “Rzeczpospolita” called him ‘the most recent discovery of the Polish jazz scene’.
TYMOTEUSZ BIES
TYMOTEUSZ BIES
TYMOTEUSZ BIES
A talented pianist of the younger generation, composer and music producer. Bies graduated with an honours degree from Zbigniew Raubo’s class at Katowice’s Academy of Music. He has performed on the stage since early childhood, and now gives performances in Poland and abroad. He is a prize-winner in numerous music competitions including the National Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, the Friuli Venezia Giulia International Piano Competition, and the Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition. His broad piano repertoire includes both well-known works and those rarely performed in concert halls. Apart from playing live, Bies also records for Polish Radio and record labels (two albums with music by Mozart, Chopin, Schubert, and Szymanowski). In the artistic seasons 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 Bies is an artist-in-residence to the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra NOSPR in Katowice. Since 2020 he has been an assistant lecturer at the Piano Department in his alma mater.
MAGDALENA MALISZEWSKA
MAGDALENA MALISZEWSKA
MAGDALENA MALISZEWSKA
Flutist, born in Bielsko-Biała; graduate of Katowice’s Academy of Music. She developed her abilities as a postgraduate student with János Bálint, in the Sinfonia Varsovia Academy, at numerous workshops and master classes. She is a prize-winner or finalist of international and nationwide competitions, holder of a ‘Young Poland’ scholarship. Maliszewska performs as both soloist in orchestral repertoire and as a chamber musician. She has played, among others, with the Sinfonia Varsovia, Sinfonietta Cracovia, AUKSO, ‘I, Culture’ Orchestra, and Archetti Chamber Orchestra. In 2016–2019 she played the flute in Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, and since 2019 – as principal flutist in the Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. She has performed at major European festivals in Germany, France, Scotland, Georgia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, and in Poland – among others at the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, TRZY-CZTE-RY, ‘Witold Lutosławski Chain’ Festival, and the Festival of Premieres ‘Polish Modern Music’ in Katowice.
PAWEŁ ROMAŃCZUK
PAWEŁ ROMAŃCZUK
PAWEŁ ROMAŃCZUK
Musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist, experimenting with instrument construction and untypical sources of sound. Author of film and theatre music. Founder of Small Instruments group which explores the novel sound of a unique type of instruments. He also creates sounding structures and sound installations in urban space. His works have been presented, among others, at the Warsaw Autumn and the CODES Festival of Traditional and Avant-Garde Music in Lublin. He teaches workshops, gives presentations and lectures for music teachers, children, teenagers and adults on such subjects as exploring new sources of sound, the idea of field recording, and building one’s own instruments. He organises exhibitions dedicated to instruments and experiments with sound. He also promotes the toy music movement, and is the author of the first monograph on the history of the toy piano.
JOANNA BRONISŁAWSKA
JOANNA BRONISŁAWSKA
JOANNA BRONISŁAWSKA
Musician, educator and culture animator; member of The Complainer and Mołr Drammaz bands, she is associated with the indie label mik.musik.!. She has recorded several solo albums and given performances in Poland and abroad. For 20 years she has worked with children, teenagers, adult and senior audiences, teaching numerous original music workshops. She collaborates with Polish and foreign music institutions and artists. She was the curator of the EUgenius children’s stage organised as part of the “Attention! Culture” programme to mark the inauguration of the Polish presidency of the Council of the European Union. She is also the initiator and curator of Muzykodrom – a venue for education outside the system. She has contributed to such UNESCO projects as Katowice – Capital of Culture and #Krakowice2018 Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Since 2017 she has run the educational cycle for families AUKSO4KIDS. Nominated for the “Culturist of the Year” title granted by the Polish Radio Channel 3 House of Culture (in 2011 and 2014).
MICHAŁ MENDYK
MICHAŁ MENDYK
MICHAŁ MENDYK
Born in 1981; publisher, producer and curator of music projects. Early in his career he worked as a music journalist for Polish Radio Channel Two, “Ruch Muzyczny” magazine and the German “MusikTexte”, as well as the Polish mass media. He was a co-founder and long-time editor of “Glissando” magazine. Presently he writes for “Ruch Muzyczny” and focuses on managing his own original record label Bôłt Records. As a curator, member of programme committees and music consultant, he has collaborated with such music festivals as Warsaw’s Ad Libitum, Lublin’s the CODES Festival of Traditional and Avant-Garde Music, Wrocław’s Musica Electronica Nova, as well as the British Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. He is a great promoter of the musical achievements of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio, as well as co-author (with Michał Libera) of the educational book for children entitled M.U.ZY.K.A. (2017).
 JACEK HAWRYLUK / BARTEK CHACIŃSKI
JACEK HAWRYLUK / BARTEK CHACIŃSKI
JACEK HAWRYLUK / BARTEK CHACIŃSKI
HCH is the name of a radio duo formed by Jacek Hawryluk (musicologist and music journalist associated with Radiostacja, now with Polish Radio; vice-director of Polish Radio Channel Two since 2012, founder of “Płytomania” and “Płytowy Trybunał Dwójki” radio programmes, and contributor to “Gazeta Wyborcza” and “Ruch Muzyczny”) and Bartek Chaciński (music journalist and columnist, collaborating with Polish Radio since 2004, previously head of “Machina” magazine’s music section, now head of the culture department of the “Polityka” weekly, author of Dictionaries of Most Recent Polish Language). These two have shared the air since 1995 (Scout Radio / Radiostacja) and joined forces in 2004, presenting for 13 years the programme cycle entitled “HCH” – first on Polish Radio Channel Four, then Channel Three. On PR 2 they can be heard in the Thursday “Nocturnes” series and “Summer Nights” cycle. They also collaborated on Polish Television’s WOK (All about Culture). Since 2016 they have written original concert notes for AUKSO’s cycles: AUKSO MODERN, NEXT WAVE and POLISH SOUNDS.

programme

05.11godz. 17:30
STREFA RUCHU // ALEKSANDER LASOŃ / PIANOHOOLIGAN
ALEKSANDER LASOŃ / PIOTR ORZECHOWSKI
PLATFORM A
free entrance
05.11godz. 18:00
POKOLENIE 1951: ALEKSANDER LASOŃ
MAREK MOŚ / AUKSO
CONCERT HALL
05.11godz. 18:30
WORKSHOPS // SMALL INSTRUMENTS: IT WAS DONE DIFFERENTLY – ZERO
PAWEŁ ROMAŃCZUK
ROOM X
free entrance
05.11godz. 18:30
WORKSHOPS // ASI MINA: TRIAD – COMPOSER
JOANNA BRONISŁAWSKA aka ASI MINA
ROOM Y
free entrance
05.11godz. 18:30
WORKSHOPS // PRES: NO EAVERSDROPPING NOW, EUGENE, OR "A SKETCH FOR THE MAESTRO'S PORTRAIT" I
MICHAŁ MENDYK
PLATFORM A
free entrance
05.11godz. 19:30
JAZZ+ // PIANOHOOLIGAN: MISSA SINE VERBIS
PIOTR ORZECHOWSKI / STEFAN WESOŁOWSKI / MATEUSZ ŚLIWA / MAX MUCHA / GRZEGORZ PAŁKA / MAREK MOŚ / AUKSO
CONCERT HALL
05.11godz. 21:00
DJ SET // HCH: ELEMENTS I
JACEK HAWRYLUK / BARTEK CHACIŃSKI
FOYER
free entrance
05.11godz. 22:00
DRAMMA // ALEK NOWAK - SZCZEPAN TWARDOCH: POKORA. DRAMMA GIOCOSO
JOANNA FRESZEL / SEBASTIAN SZUMSKI / MACIEJ FRĄCKIEWICZ / MAREK MOŚ / AUKSO
CONCERT HALL
06.11godz. 16:00
STREFA RUCHU // TRYPTYK: DRACH-SYRENA-POKORA - MEETING WITH THE AUTHORS
SZCZEPAN TWARDOCH / ALEK NOWAK / DANIEL CICHY
FOYER
free entrance
06.11godz. 17:30
STREFA RUCHU // ANDRZEJ KRZANOWSKI / KRZYSZTOF HERDZIN
GRAŻYNA KRZANOWSKA / KRZYSZTOF HERDZIN
PLATFORM A
free entrance
06.11godz. 18:00
POKOLENIE 1951: ANDRZEJ KRZANOWSKI
MAREK MOŚ / AUKSO
CONCERT HALL
06.11godz. 18:30
WORKSHOPS // SEPR: NO EAVERSDROPPING NOW, EUGENE, OR "A SKETCH FOR THE MAESTRO'S PORTRAIT" II
MICHAŁ MENDYK
PLATFORM A
free entrance
06.11godz. 18:30
WORKSHOPS // SMALL INSTRUMENTS: IT WAS DONE DIFFERENTLY – ONE
PAWEŁ ROMAŃCZUK
ROOM X
free entrance
06.11godz. 18:30
WORKSHOPS // ASI MINA: TRIAD – CONDUCTOR
JOANNA BRONISŁAWSKA aka ASI MINA
ROOM Y
free entrance
06.11godz. 19:30
JAZZ+ // KRZYSZTOF HERDZIN
KRZYSZTOF HERDZIN / MAREK MOŚ / AUKSO
CONCERT HALL
06.11godz. 21:00
DJ SET // HCH: ELEMENTS II
JACEK HAWRYLUK / BARTEK CHACIŃSKI
FOYER
free entrance
06.11godz. 22:00
DRAMMA // ALEK NOWAK - SZCZEPAN TWARDOCH: SYRENA. MELODRAMA ÆTERNA
JOANNA FRESZEL / EWA BIEGAS / JAN JAKUB MONOWID / BARTŁOMIEJ DUŚ / DANIEL POPIAŁKIEWICZ / TYMOTEUSZ BIES / MAREK MOŚ / AUKSO
CONCERT HALL
07.11godz. 17:30
STREFA RUCHU // EUGENIUSZ KNAPIK / DOMINIK WANIA
EUGENIUSZ KNAPIK / DOMINIK WANIA
PLATFORM A
free entrance
07.11godz. 18:00
POKOLENIE 1951: EUGENIUSZ KNAPIK
MARCIN ŚWIĄTKIEWICZ / MAGDALENA MALISZEWSKA / MAREK MOŚ / AUKSO
CONCERT HALL
07.11godz. 18:30
WORKSHOPS // SMALL INSTRUMENTS: IT WAS DONE DIFFERENTLY – PLUS
PAWEŁ ROMAŃCZUK
ROOM X
free entrance
07.11godz. 18:30
WORKSHOPS // ASI MINA: TRIAD – MUSICIAN
JOANNA BRONISŁAWSKA aka ASI MINA
ROOM Y
free entrance
07.11godz. 18:30
WORKSHOPS // SEPR: NO EAVERSDROPPING NOW, EUGENE, OR "A SKETCH FOR THE MAESTRO'S PORTRAIT" III
MICHAŁ MENDYK
PLATFORM A
free entrance
07.11godz. 19:30
JAZZ+ // DOMINIK WANIA
DOMINIK WANIA / MAREK MOŚ / AUKSO
CONCERT HALL
07.11godz. 21:00
DJ SET // HCH: ELEMENTS III
JACEK HAWRYLUK / BARTEK CHACIŃSKI
FOYER
free entrance
07.11godz. 22:00
DRAMMA // ALEK NOWAK - SZCZEPAN TWARDOCH: DRACH. DRAMMA PER MUSICA
JOANNA FRESZEL / JAN JAKUB MONOWID / SEBASTIAN SZUMSKI / MARCIN ŚWIĄTKIEWICZ / MAREK MOŚ / AUKSO
CONCERT HALL

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Mediateka is situated at 16, Marszałka Piłsudskiego Avenue. The nearest bus and trolley bus stop, Hala Sportowa, is just two minutes’ walk away, and can be reached by lines A, C, F (trolley bus), as well as W, 14, 36, Sz, 128, and 268 (bus).
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