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Lokalizacja: Choir > Conductors > Katarzyna Śmiałkowska

Katarzyna Śmiałkowska

She graduated "summa cum laude" from The Academy of Music in Cracow (Choral Conducting) and finished Post-Graduate Studies for Choral Conductors under the tutelage of prof. Stanisław Krawczyński. She is the founder and conductor of the Chamber Choir "Elim" at The Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University. In 1999 she was the holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship and in 2004 she got a scholarship from Noel Minet Foundation of the "Europa Cantat" Federation. She actively participated in master courses for choral conductors run by Hans Joachim Lustig (Timmendorf 2004), Gary Garden (Marktoberdorf 2005), Gudrun Schroefel (Mainz 2006), Frieder Bernius (Gent 2007) and Andras Farkas (Sarospatak 2008). In 2005 she took part in a competition for choral conductors "Mariele Ventre" in Bologna and a year later in "Eric Ericson Award" competition in Stockholm.
As a choir singer she co-operated with the Cracow Chamber Choir, Cracow Philharmony Choir and Cracow Opera Choir. As a conductor she co-operated with the Cracow Opera on preparing the choral parts in Johann Strauss‘ operetta „Gypsy Baron“. From 2008 she is the assistant of the conductor of the Choir of the Pontifical Academy of Theology in Cracow – „Psalmodia“. Under her and Marcin Wróbel’s guidance the choir won the Golden String award and the Mayor of Niepołomice, Stanisław Kracik, Special Award in the 9th Lesser Poland Choir Competition in Niepołomice in April 2009 and 1st prize in the 4th Choral Festival "Cantate Domino" in Cracow in May 2009. From April 2009 Katarzyna Śmiałkowska has been the conductor of the Cracow Female Choir at the Pontifical Academy of Theology in Cracow.

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