Professor Sławek Adam Wróblewski, DMus Hab.

pho­to Juliusz Mul­tarzyńs­ki

a con­duc­tor, pianist, and ped­a­gogue

He comes from a fam­i­ly with long music tra­di­tions. He was taught his first music lessons by his grand­fa­ther Adam Wróblews­ki, alum­nus of the War­saw Con­ser­va­to­ry (Depart­ment of The­o­ry — stu­dent record book num­ber 1869) and the State High­er School of Music in War­saw (Ped­a­gog­i­cal Depart­ment — stu­dent record book num­ber 41).

He stud­ied Piano Play­ing at the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw, class of Pro­fes­sor Tere­sa Man­aster­s­ka (Chair of Piano of Pro­fes­sor Regi­na Smendzian­ka), Piano Cham­ber Music in class of Pro­fes­sor Jerzy March­wińs­ki, and Sym­pho­ny and Opera Con­duct­ing in class of Pro­fes­sor Stanisław Wisłoc­ki (diplo­ma with hon­ours).

He had a schol­ar­ship at Accad­e­mia Chi­giana in Siena (stud­ied under Yuri Temirkanov, Myung-Whun Chung, and Trio di Tri­este) and the Gioacchi­no Rossini’s Acad­e­my in Pesaro (under Alber­to Zed­da).

He is very active as a teacher: at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw (class of Con­duct­ing at the Depart­ment of Choir Con­duct­ing, Music Edu­ca­tion, Church Music, Rhyth­mics and Dance) – since 2011 he has had a post-doc­tor­al degree (his post-doc­tor­al the­sis was enti­tled Instru­men­tal Con­cer­tos by Romuald Twar­dows­ki. A conductor’s work on the score), and at the Fry­deryk Chopin Asso­ci­at­ed Nation­al Music Schools in War­saw – he is the so-called qual­i­fied teacher. He is an expert of the Min­istry of Nation­al Edu­ca­tion for pro­fes­sion­al pro­mo­tion of artis­tic school teach­ers. He gets invit­ed as a juror to assess per­for­mances of young con­duc­tors.

Since Jan­u­ary 2012 he has been a guest con­duc­tor at the Hen­ryk Wieni­aws­ki Phil­har­mon­ic in Lublin.

He coop­er­ates with the Great The­atre – Nation­al Opera in War­saw (pre­miere of children’s opera Mr Marim­ba by Mar­ta Ptaszyńs­ka, The bour­geois Gen­tle­man by Jean-Bap­tiste Lul­ly, Man­dragore by Karol Szy­manows­ki, Madame But­ter­fly by Gia­co­mo Puc­ci­ni, La dolce vita of Nino Rota by Krzes­imir Dęb­s­ki, Semi­ramide by Gioachi­no Rossi­ni), the War­saw Cham­ber Opera (Pol­ish first per­for­mance of Il mon­do del­la luna by Joseph Haydn), the Baltic Opera in Gdańsk (The Mar­riage of Figaro by Wolf­gang Amadeus Mozart, The Knight of the Rose by Richard Strauss), the Cra­cow Opera (Mr Marim­ba by Mar­ta Ptaszyńs­ka – the first per­for­mance for the open­ing of the new edi­fice of the Opera, The Bar­ber of Seville by Gioachi­no Rossi­ni).

On his score card he has numer­ous radio, tele­vi­sion and archive record­ings; e.g. for the Pol­ish Radio he record­ed, togeth­er with the Nation­al Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra of the Pol­ish Radio, works such as Sym­pho­ny No. 9 “Di Sper­an­za” by Andrzej Panufnik, Sym­pho­ny No. 1 by Zyg­munt Noskows­ki, Cel­lo Con­cer­to by Jan Mak­lakiewicz (soloist Tomasz Strahl), Con­cer­to lugubre by Tadeusz Baird (soloist Ryszard Grob­lews­ki), Flute Con­cer­to by Mikołaj Górec­ki (soloist Jad­wiga Kot­nows­ka); (as a pianist he record­ed Jan Maklakiewicz’s Con­cer­to qua­si una fan­ta­sia with the NSOPR), for the Suisse Inter­na­tion­al Radio (Piano Quin­tet by Kon­stan­ty Regamey – the first record­ing in phono­graph­ic his­to­ry), for RAI 3 (Quin­tet “Trout” by Schu­bert and Piano Trios by Mozart) for the Vat­i­can Radio – Piano Trio by Andrzej Panufnik and Dumkas by Antonin Dvořák.

He runs vivid con­cert activ­i­ty in Poland (in most phil­har­mon­ics and opera the­atres) and abroad (Aus­tria, Bel­gium, Egypt, France, Spain, Japan, Ger­many, Switzer­land, Tai­wan, Tunisia, Great Britain, Italy).

He par­tic­i­pat­ed in many fes­ti­vals: Fes­ti­val of Con­tem­po­rary Music “The War­saw Autumn”, “The Lutosławski’s Forum” at the Nation­al Phil­har­mon­ic, the W. Lutosławs­ki Lublin Forum of Con­tem­po­rary Music, the Sile­sian Days of Con­tem­po­rary Music in Katow­ice, the Mozart Fes­ti­val in War­saw, the Ada Sari Fes­ti­val of Vocal Art in Nowy Sącz, Music in Old Cra­cow and Wratislavia Can­tans (assis­tant of Jerzy Semkow while per­form­ing Sym­pho­ny No. 2 by Gus­tav Mahler), Fes­ti­val of Pre­mieres – Pol­ish Newest Music orga­nized by the Nation­al Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra of the Pol­ish Radio, Con­cer­ti per l’Europa in Palaz­zo Labia in Venice (the con­cert was trans­mit­ted live world­wide by RAI 3), the fes­ti­val Pro Mun­do Uno – a con­cert at Cas­tel Gan­dol­fo before the Pope John Paul II.

He is a founder of a cham­ber ensem­ble called The New War­saw Trio, togeth­er with which he became a lau­re­ate of the com­pe­ti­tions in Łódź (1989 — spe­cial award “for an excep­tion­al­ly inter­est­ing inter­pre­ta­tion”), in Mul­house-Ilzach (1992), and in Osa­ka (1993).

His achieve­ments include pre­mieres of Pol­ish music (pieces by Romuald Twar­dows­ki, Mar­ta Ptaszyńs­ka, Mar­i­an Borkows­ki, Edward Sielic­ki, Piotr Moss, Marek Sewen, Jerzy Der­fel, Paweł Łukaszews­ki, Mikołaj Górec­ki).

He con­duct­ed a con­cert of the Per­cus­sion Orches­tra for over 70 per­form­ers in the Poz­nań Phil­har­mon­ic, and a con­cert Per Pianoforte for 10 pianos, 20 pianists and 40 hands at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music.

In Octo­ber 2003 he was giv­en the Indi­vid­ual Award of the Min­is­ter of Cul­ture of the Repub­lic of Poland for out­stand­ing achieve­ments in artis­tic, as well as ped­a­gog­i­cal work”.

In 2012 he was elect­ed Dean of the Depart­ment of Choir Con­duct­ing, Music Edu­ca­tion, Church Music, Rhyth­mics and Dance at the FCUM. He has been re-elect­ed for the same func­tion for 2016–2020.

last modified: 20/04/2017