Wojciech Kaleta

He grad­u­at­ed from the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music, obtain­ing a diplo­ma with hon­ours in 1985 with the spe­cial­ty of choir con­duct­ing. He has been con­nect­ed with his Alma Mater for over 30 years.

He is a com­pos­er of dozens of songs for chil­dren and youth (Pub­lish­ers: WSiP, Didas­co, Tri­an­gel and Nowa Era). He has been Music Direc­tor in pro­duc­tions of such the­atres as: Uni­ver­sal, Mod­ern, New, ‘Ram­pa’ and ‘Ateneum’. For many years he has been a pianist-accom­pa­nist in recitals of Mar­i­an Opa­nia, Artur Bar­ciś, Joan­na Rawik and Joan­na Szczep­kows­ka. He com­posed music for the­atre pro­duc­tions and tele­vi­sion shows.

In the 1980s and 1990s for sev­er­al years he worked at the tele­vi­sion pro­gramme enti­tled “Home Kinder­garten” as a pianist and com­pos­er. For over 10 years he was a mem­ber of the War­saw Inter-Uni­ver­si­ty Choir, with which he per­formed in many cities in Poland and the whole of Europe, per­form­ing the func­tion of an accom­pa­nist and chair­man of the choir board. Every year for over 10 years Woj­ciech Kale­ta com­posed a Christ­mas song about the carp for Radio Three for a char­i­ty action called “Post­card to San­ta Claus”.

Since 1998, he has per­ma­nent­ly col­lab­o­rat­ed with the Zbig­niew Górny big band tak­ing part in big pro­duc­tions for the Pol­ish Tele­vi­sion: “Drink­ing Song Gala” (part 1, 2 and ‘The Day After’) , a series of pro­grammes “What Plays In Our Souls”, opera and operetta gala “Land of Smiles” , “Feast With­out Bor­ders” with the great­est world music hits , and “Fam­i­ly Song Gala” .

For 20 years he has been a mem­ber of the for­ma­tion called “Trio or Quar­tet ” (Han­na Śleszyńs­ka, Piotr Gąsows­ki and Robert Roz­mus). The ensem­ble has per­formed many times in the USA (New York, Chica­go, Orlan­do, Flori­da), Cana­da (Mon­tre­al, Toron­to, Cal­gary, Van­cou­ver, Edmon­ton), Aus­tralia (Mel­bourne, Syd­ney, Perth, Ade­laide, Bris­bane), Lon­don, Paris, Cologne, Ham­burg, Vien­na and Salzburg. Cur­rent­ly Woj­ciech Kale­ta is an impro­vis­ing pianist in a week­ly tele­vi­sion pro­gramme “And Who’s Speak­ing” .

Woj­ciech Kale­ta is employed at the FCUM as a senior lec­tur­er and he teach­es piano impro­vi­sa­tion.

last modified: 19/03/2014