Assistant Professor Maja Metelska, DMus Hab.

Maja Metel­s­ka (born 1983), con­duc­tor and cel­list, grad­u­ate of Mas­ter Degree stud­ies in Sym­phon­ic and Opera Con­duct­ing with Pro­fes­sor Antoni Wit (Diplo­ma 2006) and Mas­ter Degree stud­ies in Cel­lo with Pro­fes­sor Andrzej Zielińs­ki (Diplo­ma 2008) at the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music (cur­rent­ly Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music) in War­saw. Stud­ied con­duct­ing also on inter­na­tion­al mas­ter cours­es with Jor­ma Pan­u­la, Yuri Simonov, at the Amer­i­can Acad­e­my of Con­duct­ing in Aspen with David Zin­man, and at the Sibelius Akatemia in Helsin­ki with Pro­fes­sor Leif Segerstam. In 2010 she achieved the Doctor’s Degree (DMus) in con­duct­ing, and cur­rent­ly she is Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music Fac­ul­ty of Con­duct­ing.

She has been receiv­ing con­cert invi­ta­tions from major Pol­ish orches­tras, includ­ing the War­saw Nation­al Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra, Pol­ish Nation­al Radio Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra, Pol­ish Baltic Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra, Sile­sian Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra, Cra­cow Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra. Has per­formed on con­certs abroad with such notable orches­tras, as Turku Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra, Yomi­uri Nip­pon Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra, Osa­ka Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra, Nagoya Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra, Tokyo Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra, Pori Sin­foni­et­ta, St. Michel Strings. Has been active­ly work­ing also in the field of opera, she holds the posi­tion of con­duc­tor at the War­saw Cham­ber Opera.

Maja Metel­s­ka is a win­ner of prizes at dis­tin­guished con­duct­ing com­pe­ti­tions, among them, at the 4th Lutosławs­ki Inter­na­tion­al Con­duct­ing Com­pe­ti­tion in Białys­tok (3rd Award), the 9th Fitel­berg Inter­na­tion­al Com­pe­ti­tion for Con­duc­tors in Katow­ice (2nd Dis­tinc­tion Award and Spe­cial Prize for the best per­for­mance of a piece by Pol­ish com­pos­er fund­ed by ZAIKS, the Pol­ish copy­right pro­tec­tion orga­ni­za­tion), the 1st Solon Michaelides Inter­na­tion­al Com­pe­ti­tion for Young Con­duc­tors in Nicosia (Cyprus Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra Spe­cial Award), the 16th Tokyo Inter­na­tion­al Music Com­pe­ti­tion for Con­duct­ing, Japan (Hon­ourable Men­tion Award and Spe­cial Hideo Saito Award, the high­est dis­tinc­tion giv­en by Jury at the Com­pe­ti­tion).

last modified: 31/07/2014