Professor Lilianna Stawarz, DMus Hab.

Pho­to Jacek Porem­ba

A harp­si­chordist and teacher. In 1998 she grad­u­at­ed with hon­ours from the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw, harp­si­chord class of Władysław Kłosiewicz, and in 1990 she obtained a diplo­ma of Con­se­rva­to­ire Natio­nal de Region de Rueil-Mal­mai­son, class of Hugu­ette Drey­fus.

In the peri­od of 2012–2016, she held the func­tions of Vice-Dean of the Depart­ment of Instru­men­tal and Edu­ca­tion­al Stud­ies in Białys­tok and co-ordi­na­tor of Con­cert Bureau.

Since the aca­d­e­m­ic year 2016/2017, she has head­ed the Inter-Depart­ment Unit of Ear­ly Music at the FCUM.

For over 20 years, she was a mem­ber of an ear­ly music ensem­ble Il Tem­po, spe­cial­iz­ing in instru­men­tal and vocal and instru­men­tal music from ear­ly baroque to clas­si­cism. Togeth­er with the ensem­ble she made numer­ous radio and 5 CD record­ings and par­tic­i­pat­ed in numer­ous con­certs and impor­tant ear­ly music fes­ti­vals in Poland and abroad, e.g. in Bruges, Brus­sels, Utrecht, Moscow, New York, New Brunswick, Rome and Berlin.

In the peri­od of 1991–2017, she was con­nect­ed with the War­saw Cham­ber Opera, both as a harpsichordist/chamber musi­cian, and a con­duc­tor. Play­ing harp­si­chord and pos­i­tive, she con­duct­ed instru­men­tal, as well as vocal and instru­men­tal works, such as: St. Mark Pas­sion by Johann Sebas­t­ian Bach, a cycle of con­cer­tos “Songs and Arias – works by 18th-cen­tu­ry Pol­ish Com­posers”, pieces by Anto­ni Mil­wid and Mar­cin Żebrow­ski, Opera Omnia by Mar­cin Miel­czew­ski, and operas: Dido and Aeneas by Hen­ry Pur­cell, Tetide in Sciro by Dome­nico Scar­lat­ti (CD from the per­for­mance), Rinal­do by Geo­rg Frie­dri­ch Hän­del, (as an assis­tant of Wła­dy­sław Kło­sie­wi­cz). As artis­tic man­ag­er she also record­ed six CDs with instru­men­tal and vocal and instru­men­tal music of the 17th cen­tu­ry – Opera Omnia by Miel­czew­ski, and a CD with works by Dami­an Sta­chow­icz, Pol­ish baroque com­pos­er.

In the peri­od of 2015–2017, she held the func­tion of artis­tic man­ag­er of Opera/Baroque at the War­saw Cham­ber Opera.

She is a co-cre­ator of the Baroque Operas Fes­ti­val Dram­ma Per Musi­ca and chair­woman of the Baroque Art Lovers’ Asso­ci­a­tion.

In 2003, her first solo album with works by Carl Phi­lippe Ema­nu­el Bach was released (by CD Accord), in 2007 — a dou­ble DC album with Harp­si­chord Suites HWV 426–433 by Geo­rg Frie­dri­ch Hän­del was released by the Pro Musi­ca Came­rata Foun­da­tion, and in 2012 her third solo album with The Inven­tions and Sin­fo­nias by Johann Seba­stian Bach was released by the Pol­ish Radio.

She is soon going to release an album with 12 Polon­ais­es and Fan­tasies by W.Fr. Bach and Harp­si­chord Con­cer­tos by W.A. Mozart KV 107 — in D Major, E‑flat Major, G Major and Harp­si­chord Con­cer­to in D Major by J. Haydn Hob. XVII:11 with the Wrocław Baroque Orches­tra (Pol­ish Radio). She has also record­ed harp­si­chord con­cer­to by Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz with the Pol­ish Radio Orches­tra.


last modified: 19/02/2018