Assistant Professor Małgorzata Trzaskalik-Wyrwa, DMus

Born in Katow­ice, she grad­u­at­ed with hon­ours from the State Sec­ondary Music School, organ class of Moni­ka Dąbrows­ka. She stud­ied organ play­ing under Pro­fes­sor Mag­dale­na Cza­j­ka and Pro­fes­sor Julian Gem­bal­s­ki. In 2002 she grad­u­at­ed from the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw, obtain­ing a diplo­ma with hon­ours and an MA title in music on the basis of the per­formed recitals and a diplo­ma the­sis enti­tled “The issues con­cern­ing the pro­tec­tion and main­te­nance of organs in Poland” (super­vised by Pro­fes­sor Jerzy Gołos).

She com­plet­ed stud­ies in Pro­tec­tion of Cul­tur­al Assets, spe­cial­is­ing in con­ser­va­tion, at the Depart­ment of Fine Arts, N. Coper­ni­cus Uni­ver­si­ty in Toruń (1999–2004). Her MA exam in Jan­u­ary 2005 was con­nect­ed with the pre­sen­ta­tion of an 18-cen­tu­ry regal, whose research, doc­u­men­ta­tion and main­te­nance project were the sub­ject of the the­sis, and the per­formed con­ser­va­tion was an addi­tion­al action so as to save the instru­ment.

In March 2011 Mał­go­rzata Trza­ska­lik-Wyr­wa obtained a doc­tor­al degree in music arts, dis­ci­pline: Instru­men­tal Stud­ies, spe­cial­ty: Organ Play­ing. She devot­ed her doc­tor­al the­sis to the issues of com­pro­mise in music per­for­mance and organ and cham­ber pieces by Josef Gabriel Rhein­berg­er.

She won the 2nd award at the All-Poland Audi­tions for Organ Class Stu­dents in Wrocław (1996) and the 2nd award at the Inter­na­tion­al Organ Music Com­pe­ti­tion in Rumia (1999). She par­tic­i­pat­ed in numer­ous cours­es and fes­ti­vals of organ music in Poland and abroad.

She twice won the schol­ar­ship of the Min­is­ter of Cul­ture, in the dis­ci­pline of pro­tec­tion of cul­tur­al assets (2003 and 2004) in con­nec­tion with the pro­gramme of cat­a­logu­ing of organs in the Siedlce Dio­cese.

Since 2002 she has been employed at the Dio­cese Curia of Siedlce, hold­ing the func­tion of inspec­tor of organ­ists and expert in organ instru­ments. Act­ing on behalf of the Curia and the Voivod­ship Offices of Pro­tec­tion of His­tor­i­cal Relics she was a con­ser­va­tion super­vi­sor dur­ing ren­o­va­tions of his­tor­i­cal organs.

Since 2000 she has taught organol­o­gy and organ play­ing at the Dio­cese Church Music School in Siedlce, which she has head­ed since 2004.

Mał­go­rzata Trza­­ska­­lik-Wyr­wa is also Pres­i­dent of the PRO MUSICA ORGANA Soci­ety pro­mot­ing organ and organ music with spe­cial atten­tion paid to the pro­mo­tion of organ issues con­nect­ed with the pro­tec­tion and main­te­nance of his­tor­i­cal instru­ments. As part of her work for the Soci­ety she orga­nizes the Autumn and Win­ter Organ Con­certs in Katow­ice-Brynów (1999–2013), Inter­na­tion­al Organ Work­shops in Low­er Sile­sia, as well as con­fer­ences, cours­es and dis­cus­sion pan­els on the pro­tec­tion and care of his­tor­i­cal instru­ments.

In the peri­od of 2008–2010 she par­tic­i­pat­ed in the inter­na­tion­al research project con­cern­ing the pre­served instru­ments by Joachim Wag­n­er, con­nect­ed with the con­ser­va­tion work on the organ by this author from 1744–45 which was found in Pruszyn near Siedlce; the instru­ment has a unique trans­mis­sion sys­tem pre­served in an orig­i­nal state. Cur­rent­ly it is owned by the Dio­cese of Siedlce. The work end­ed in Decem­ber 2010 and since that time the instru­ment has enjoyed a vivid con­cert life ani­mat­ed by the PRO MUSICA ORGANA Soci­ety.

Since 2006 Mał­go­rzata Trza­ska­lik-Wyr­wa has con­duct­ed lec­tures in organol­o­gy and organ cham­ber music at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw.

last modified: 17/01/2014