Professor Ryszard Cieśla, DMus Hab.

Grad­u­ate of the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw. Soloist of Teatr Wiel­ki — Nation­al Opera in War­saw from 1983 to this day. Mem­ber of “Bor­nus Con­sort” ancient music ensem­ble in 1983–87. Win­ner of the sec­ond prize at the Inter­na­tion­al Singing Com­pe­ti­tion in ‘s‑Hertogenbosh, Hol­land in 1986. He was award­ed a Min­istry of Cul­ture and Art schol­ar­ship to study at Hochschule für Music und Darstel­lend Kun­st in Vien­na in 1988–89. Pro­fes­sor at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw. Dean of the Vocal Depart­ment in 2005–2008. In the peri­od of 2008–2012 he held the func­tion of Prorec­tor for Teach­ing Affairs at the FCUM. Since 2012 he has held the func­tion of Dean of the Depart­ment of Vocal and Act­ing Stud­ies (terms of office 2012–2016 and 2016–2020).

Artis­tic Direc­tor of the Romuald Traugutt Phil­har­mon­ic, a patri­ot­ic soci­ety found­ed in 1983 by Tadeusz Kaczyńs­ki, musi­col­o­gist and music crit­ic. Organ­is­er and artis­tic direc­tor of the Romuald Traugutt Phil­har­mon­ic Fes­ti­vals: the Pas­sion Fes­ti­val “Cru­ci­fixus est?”, the Fes­ti­val of Songs of Pol­ish Com­posers, the Fes­ti­val of Euro­pean Songs and the Fes­ti­val of Pol­ish Poet­ry.

In 1997 POLCUL FOUNDATION, the Inde­pen­dent Foun­da­tion for the Sup­port of Pol­ish Cul­ture in Aus­tralia, award­ed him for the work of the Phil­har­mon­ic. Ryszard Cieśla has direct­ed sev­er­al musi­cal spec­ta­cles:

He has made archival record­ings of the songs of Moniuszko, Paderews­ki, Szy­manows­ki, Schu­bert, Schu­mann, Mahler, Strauss and Rav­el for Pol­ish Radio. In 1998 he record­ed a series of songs from the peri­od of regain­ing of inde­pen­dence (with the Traugutt Phil­har­mon­ic) and was also musi­cal direc­tor of the record­ing (Hard Record Stu­dio).

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