Assistant Professor Michał Sławecki, DMus Hab.

Michał Sławec­ki – an organ­ist, com­pos­er, con­duc­tor, gre­go­ri­an­ist. He was born in Puławy. He grad­u­at­ed from the Sale­sian Sec­ondary Music School in Lutomier­sk, organ class of Katarzy­na Seku­ra. In the peri­od of 2001–2006 he stud­ied Church Music at the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw (organ – Mag­dale­na Cza­j­ka, con­duct­ing – Sławek A. Wróblews­ki), and in the peri­od of 2003–2008 he stud­ied Com­po­si­tion in class of Pro­fes­sor Stanisław Mory­to, obtain­ing diplo­mas with hon­ours. In the aca­d­e­m­ic year of 2006–2007 he stud­ied at Con­ser­va­to­rio di Musi­ca A. Casel­la in L’Aquila, Italy (com­po­si­tion – Alessan­dro Sbor­doni, organ and Gre­go­ri­an singing – Gian­domeni­co Pier­mari­ni) and he com­plet­ed an intern­ship at Pon­tif­i­cio Isti­tu­to di Musi­ca Sacra in Rome (Gre­go­ri­an singing – Alber­to Tur­co, Daniel Saulnier).

He par­tic­i­pat­ed in cours­es of Gre­go­ri­an singing, which were run by its mas­ters, such as Nino Albarosa (Cre­mona), Johannes B. Göschl (München), Kees Poud­eroi­jen (Vien­na), Franz Karl Praßl (Graz), Fed­eri­co Bar­dazzi (Firen­ze), Gio­van­ni Con­ti (Lugano), Hein­rich Rumphorst (Berlin). He is a mem­ber of the Ital­ian and Pol­ish sec­tion of Asso­ci­azione Inter­nazionale Stu­di di Can­to Gre­go­ri­ano and the Asso­ci­a­tion of Pol­ish Church Musi­cians. He is very active in the field of pro­mot­ing Gre­go­ri­an singing through cours­es, con­certs and cer­e­mo­ni­al litur­gies in Poland and abroad.

He gives con­certs as a soloist, cham­ber musi­cian and accom­pa­nist. He par­tic­i­pates in the first per­for­mances of works by con­tem­po­rary Pol­ish com­posers, some of them have been record­ed on CDs. He is a lau­re­ate of prizes and hon­orary men­tions at com­po­si­tion com­pe­ti­tions. Since 2004 he Has held the func­tion of organ­ist and can­tor at the St. Anne Aca­d­e­m­ic Church  sit­u­at­ed at the Roy­al Route in War­saw. He is the Sec­ond Con­duc­tor of the Choir of the Car­di­nal Ste­fan Wyszyńs­ki Uni­ver­si­ty in War­saw. He is a founder, Artis­tic Direc­tor and con­duc­tor  of the ensem­ble called Mulierum Schola Gre­go­ri­ana Cla­maverunt Iusti, with which he won the 59th Inter­na­tion­al Com­pe­ti­tion “Poli­fon­i­co Gui­do d’Arezzo” in 2011 (1st Prize in the cat­e­go­ry Can­to Monod­i­co Cris­tiano – Con­cor­so and  1st Prize ex aequo in the cat­e­go­ry Can­to Monod­i­co Cris­tiano – Rasseg­na a pre­mi).

He works as Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor (Major: Church Music) at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music. In 2012 he defend­ed his DA the­sis at the FCUM enti­tled The Roman and Fran­con­ian topos. The per­for­mance aspect based on the select­ed pieces.  At the moment he con­cen­trates his research on the inter­pre­ta­tion of the West­ern litur­gi­cal mon­ody based on the old­est adi­astem­at­ic sources  in the spir­it of Dom Eugène Carine (Gre­go­ri­an semi­ol­o­gy, semio-modal­i­ty, semio-aes­thet­ics, Bewe­gung­s­ten­denz).

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