Assistant Professor Maja Metelska, DMus Hab.

Maja Metel­s­ka is a con­duc­tor and cel­list, grad­u­ate of Mas­ter Degree stud­ies in Sym­pho­ny and Opera Con­duct­ing with Prof. Antoni Wit (Diplo­ma 2006) at the Depart­ment of Com­po­si­tion, Con­duct­ing and The­o­ry of Music, and Mas­ter Degree stud­ies in Cel­lo with Prof. Andrzej Zielińs­ki (Diplo­ma 2008) at the Depart­ment of Instru­men­tal Stud­ies. She par­tic­i­pat­ed in inter­na­tion­al mas­ter­class­es giv­en by (among oth­ers) Jor­ma Pan­u­la and Yuri Simonov. She also stud­ied at the Amer­i­can Acad­e­my of Con­duct­ing in Aspen, USA, with David Zin­man, and at the Sibelius Akatemia in Helsin­ki with Prof. Leif Segerstam. In 2010, she obtained a doc­tor­al degree in musi­cal art, artis­tic dis­ci­pline of con­duct­ing, fol­lowed by a post-doc­tor­al degree in 2014. She cur­rent­ly works as adi­unkt (Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor) at the Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music, Chair of Sym­pho­ny and Opera Con­duct­ing.

Maja Metel­s­ka has con­duct­ed con­certs of major Pol­ish orches­tras, includ­ing the War­saw Nation­al Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra, Nation­al Radio Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra, Pol­ish Baltic Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra, Sile­sian Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra, or Cra­cow Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra. Abroad she has con­duct­ed such renowned orches­tras as Turku Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra, Yomi­uri Nip­pon Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra, Orques­ta Sin­fon­i­ca de Navar­ra Pablo Sarasate, Osa­ka Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra, Nagoya Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra, or Tokyo Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra. She has been also work­ing in the field of opera, since 2011 she has been a con­duc­tor at the War­saw Cham­ber Opera. She has held the func­tion of music man­ag­er and con­duc­tor in the pro­duc­tions of operas Gian­ni Schic­chi by G. Puc­ci­ni, Flis by S. Moniuszko, Olimpia z Gdańs­ka by Z. Krauze (pre­miere per­for­mance, Baltic Opera), Orphée by D. Przy­byl­s­ki (pre­miere per­for­mance), and more.

She was a prize win­ner at many pres­ti­gious con­duct­ing com­pe­ti­tions, e.g. the 9th G. 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 the Asso­ci­a­tion of Authors and Com­posers ZAIKS), 1st Inter­na­tion­al Solon Michaelides Con­duct­ing Com­pe­ti­tion in Nicosia (Spe­cial Award of the Cyprus Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra), 4th W. Lutosławs­ki Inter­na­tion­al Com­pe­ti­tion for Young Con­duc­tors in Bia­lystok (3rd Dis­tinc­tion Award), or the 16th Tokyo Inter­na­tion­al Music Com­pe­ti­tion for Con­duct­ing (Hon­ourable Men­tion Award and Spe­cial Hideo Saito Award).

last modified: 15/02/2018