Assistant Professor Agata Igras, DMus Hab.

Pho­to Igor Omulec­ki

Hold­er of a doc­tor­al degree in musi­cal arts, grad­u­ate of the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw, flute class of prof. Elż­bi­et Dastych-Szwarc. She com­plet­ed post­grad­u­ate stud­ies at the Roy­al Con­ser­va­to­ry in of The Hague (Nether­lands), class of prof. R. de Reede and T. Roord. She is a prize-win­ner of numer­ous solo and cham­ber music com­pe­ti­tions. For many years, she received the schol­ar­ship of the Min­istry of Cul­ture and Nation­al Her­itage. She holds the func­tion of adi­unkt [Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor] at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw and the Acad­e­my of Art in Szczecin. She is reg­u­lar­ly invit­ed to give mas­ter­class­es and lec­tures for flute play­ers and com­posers in such coun­tries as Geor­gia, Turkey, Roma­nia, Arme­nia, and obvi­ous­ly, Poland.

Aga­ta Igras is a ver­sa­tile flutist with over 20 years of expe­ri­ence, she has per­formed in over 40 coun­tries, on 4 con­ti­nents, and has been suc­cess­ful as a soloist, cham­ber and orches­tra musi­cian. She has worked under the super­vi­sion of such renowned flutists as: Julius Bak­er, William Ben­nett, Robert Aitken, Jean-Claude Ger­ard, Emmanuel Pahud, Car­los Bruneel, Patri­cia Mor­ris, Robert Dick and Patrick Gal­lois, with whom she per­formed Con­cert for two flutes by K. Doppler.

She has played under the baton of the fol­low­ing out­stand­ing con­duc­tors: Sir Yehu­di Menuhin, Krzysztof Pen­derec­ki, Emmanuel Kriv­ine, Gerd Albrecht, Rafael Payare, Sascha Goet­zel, Mstislav Ros­tropovich, and with the fol­low­ing soloists: Piotr Ander­szews­ki, Martha Argherich, Ian Hob­son, Sharon Kahm, Shlo­mo Mintz, Max­im Vengerov, Boris Perga­men­schikow, Yuri Bash­met, Wolf­gang Schulz, Jean Pierre Ram­pal, Albrecht May­er, Paul Mey­er, Mau­rice André, Alfred Bren­del, Byron Janis, José Cura, Placido Domin­go, or Alexan­der Lon­quich.

For many years, she was the first flutist of Sin­fo­nia Varso­via, cur­rent­ly she col­lab­o­rates with the orches­tras Sin­foni­et­ta Cra­covia and NFM Leopold­inum, and is a co-mem­ber of a unique piano sex­tet — Grup­po di Tem­pera.

She has record­ed 4 solo albums. They had very pos­i­tive reviews abroad and were nom­i­nat­ed for the “Fry­deryk” award; her CD Mar­t­inu Cham­ber Music won an hon­orary men­tion of Clef de Resmu­si­ca. The album with Pol­ish music enti­tled Real Life Song by Pol­ish sopra­no singer Joan­na Freszel, for which Aga­ta Igras record­ed all flute parts, was award­ed with the Orphée d’Or 2016.

last modified: 10/05/2018