Assistant Professor Agata Sapiecha, DMus Hab.

After stud­ies at the Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw, a train­ing at the Moscow Con­ser­va­to­ry under Oleh Krys and many inter­na­tion­al cours­es of inter­pre­ta­tion of ear­ly music in the peri­od of 1993–1997, she stud­ied in the class of Simon Standage at Dres­d­ner Akademie für Alte Musik, where she obtained a diplo­ma.

Aga­ta Sapiecha is a founder and artis­tic man­ag­er of the ensem­ble Il Tem­po.

She col­lab­o­rates with numer­ous Pol­ish ensem­bles and soloists, espe­cial­ly Simon Standage – both in the reper­toire of the ensem­ble Il Tem­po, and in the cycle of con­certs of vio­lin duos enti­tled “The Baroque Dia­logue”. She per­forms as a soloist, she plays e.g. 6 Sonatas and Par­ti­tas for solo vio­lin by J.S. Bach, she also plays medieval and renais­sance music on rebec, fidel and mazan­ki. She gives con­certs, par­tic­i­pat­ing in sig­nif­i­cant fes­ti­vals in Poland and abroad as well. She records for the radio and tele­vi­sion. She had record­ed a dozen or so CDs so far.

Since 1992 she has pre­sent­ed her pro­grammes on Pro­gramme 2 of the Pol­ish Radio.

Since 1996 she has head­ed the Unit of Ear­ly Music at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw, and at the same time she teach­es baroque vio­lin and baroque orches­tra class.

She is an author of recon­struc­tions of lost voic­es, as well as arrange­ments of pieces per­formed by Il Tem­po, she is also an author of the music arrange­ment of Sephardic songs for the stage per­for­mance “On the road”. At the order of the Pol­ish Radio she record­ed impro­vi­sa­tions on copies of medieval instru­ments inspired by the way of play­ing of Pol­ish folk vio­lin­ists.

She is a founder, direc­tor and lec­tur­er of the Inter­na­tion­al Sum­mer Acad­e­my of Ear­ly Music in Wilanów. In 1999 she cre­at­ed the Con­cert Spir­ituel Foun­da­tion whose task is to sup­port and pro­mote music ini­tia­tives in ear­ly music inter­pre­ta­tion accord­ing to the prin­ci­ples of that era and she holds the func­tion of head of the Pro­gramme Coun­cil there.

Aga­ta Sapiecha is invit­ed to sit on the jury of Pol­ish and inter­na­tion­al ear­ly and cham­ber music com­pe­ti­tions in Poland and abroad (Flan­ders Fes­ti­val in Bruges, Schola Can­to­rum in Kalisz, Githar­alia in Prze­myśl). Until Jan­u­ary 2000 she was Vice-Pres­i­dent of the War­saw Branch of the Pol­ish Ear­ly Music Soci­ety.

She is a mem­ber of the Board of the Cen­tral Euro­pean Fes­ti­vals of Ear­ly Music Asso­ci­a­tion.

In 2000 she was twice nom­i­nat­ed for the ‘Pass­port’ of the week­ly mag­a­zine ‘Poli­ty­ka’ in the cat­e­go­ry of music (for the year 1999).


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