Professor Wanda Tchórzewska-Kapała, DMus Hab.

Com­plet­ed stud­ies with hon­ours at the Depart­ment of Music Edu­ca­tion, Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw, class of Pro­fes­sor Ryszard Zimak. Cur­rent­ly she is an aca­d­e­m­ic teacher employed at the Depart­ment of Choir Con­duct­ing, Music Edu­ca­tion, Church Music, Rhyth­mics and Dance, where she runs the class of Choir Con­duct­ing. In 2000 she acquired qual­i­fi­ca­tions of the 2nd degree in musi­cal art, in 2005 she obtained her post-doc­tor­al degree; and the title of Pro­fes­sor of musi­cal arts in 2013.

She has car­ried out her artis­tic and teach­ing activ­i­ty at the G. Bacewicz Com­plex of State Gen­er­al Edu­ca­tion Music Schools no. 3 in War­saw since 1988.  She presents the results of her work at Fes­ti­vals of Choirs of Pri­ma­ry and Sec­ondary Music Schools of the Mazovia Region, where she wins numer­ous awards and hon­orary men­tions, includ­ing the Grand Prix award (twice: in 2000 and 2006). At the 33th All-Poland Choir Tour­na­ment Leg­ni­ca Can­tat, togeth­er with her ensem­ble she won the 2nd award in the cat­e­go­ry of youth choirs. In 2000 she par­tic­i­pat­ed in the 1st Euro­pean Choir Meet­ings orga­nized by the Great The­atre in War­saw and the Alla Polac­ca Foun­da­tion. In 2002 she per­formed at the Low­er Sile­sian Phil­har­mon­ic in Jele­nia Góra, par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 9th All-Poland Fes­ti­val: The Stars Pro­mote. She gave many con­certs in Leg­ni­ca as part of the Organ Con­ver­sato­ri­um Fes­ti­val. She par­tic­i­pat­ed in the 1st and 2nd Inter­na­tion­al Music Schools Meet­ings in Wilanów.

She pre­pared the FCUM Mixed Choir to per­form­ing great vocal and vocal-and-instru­men­tal pieces, such as Sym­pho­ny no. 9 in D Minor by L. van Beetho­ven, Car­mina Burana by C. Orff, Sta­bat Mater by S. Mory­to, and Sta­bat Mater by K. Szy­manows­ki.

Her per­for­mances in Poland and abroad (Ger­many, Great Britain, Hun­gary) took places in such pres­ti­gious places as the Roy­al Aca­demy of Music in Lon­don and the Nation­al Phil­har­mon­ic in War­saw. She per­formed many times in Warsaw’s con­cert halls, e.g., at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music, the John Paul II Muse­um, the Roy­al Cas­tle and the Palace Muse­um in Wilanów.  As part of inter­school exchange she often gives con­certs in Ger­many, e.g. in. Hei­de, Mel­dorf and Bruns­büt­tel.

She par­tic­i­pat­ed in many schol­ar­ly sym­po­siums in Poland and abroad, and was a jury mem­ber dur­ing choir fes­ti­vals and com­pe­ti­tions.

Since 2005 she has worked at the War­saw Cham­ber Opera hold­ing the post of choir con­duc­tor (until 2009) and soloists’ ensem­ble con­duc­tor. As part of this activ­i­ty she pre­pared choir parts to pieces by such com­posers as: Alber­tini, Doni­zetti, Fau­ré, Mon­téc­lair, Mozart, Ver­di, Weber, Dan­kow­ski, Elsner, Gor­czycki, Kur­piń­ski, Pękiel, Sta­cho­wicz, and Żebrows­ki.

Her indi­vid­ual achieve­ments are awards and hon­orary men­tions, e.g.: 1st degree award of Direc­tor of the Cen­tre of Artis­tic Edu­ca­tion (1997), Award for The Best Con­duc­tor giv­en by the Chair of Choir Con­duct­ing (the FCAM in War­saw: 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006), Sil­ver Cross of Mer­it (state award, 2000), 2nd Degree Award of the Min­is­ter of Cul­ture (2005), 2nd Degree Award of Rec­tor of the FCAM in War­saw (2005), hon­orary dec­o­ra­tion For Mer­its to the Pol­ish Cul­ture (2008) and numer­ous awards of Head­mas­ter of the G. Bacewicz Com­plex of State Gen­er­al Edu­ca­tion Music Schools no. 3 in War­saw.

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