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Born in Kraków, conductor Patrycja Pieczara made her debut with the Polish National Radio Symphony and Kraków Philharmonic orchestras in 2011 and is increasinglyappearing as a guest conductor throughout the region. She has debuted with such an outstanding orchestras as Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

During the 2017/2018 season she was regularly returning to UK to conduct Orchestra of the Swan (UK).

During the 2016/17 season she had her Mexican debut with Oaxaca Symphony Orchestra. She also opened 114th season of the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra.

She was performing with such outstanding artists as Alina Ibrahgimova, Roderick Williams, David Le Page, Madeleine Shaw, Marta Klimasara, Pierre Genisson and others.

In 2014 she was appointed Associate Conductor at the Grand Theatre in Poznań, where she conducted Carmen in June. She leads the opening nights of Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol and Ravel’s L'enfant et les sortilèges there this season. Other 2014/15 highlights include her debuts with the Tokyo Symphony, Bilkent Symphony (Turkey) and Szczecin Philharmonic orchestras. She also led the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, founded by Elżbieta and Krzysztof Penderecki, in a special concert premiering several orchestral works by late-romantic Polish-German composer Xaver Scharwenka.

In the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons Pieczara returned several times to the Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra; she also debuted with Orchestre Atelier-Ostinato (Paris) and conducted the Philharmonic orchestras of Białystok, Rzeszów and Częstochowa. In 2011/12 she toured Germany with the Kraków Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and appeared with the Istanbul State Symphony, National Podlaska Philharmonic and Slovak State Philharmonic orchestras. She recently conducted the National Estonian Youth and Spirit of Europe orchestras, and continues to work closely with young Polish composers in the context of her own contemporary music ensembles, Odyssey and the Glyptos Ensemble.

Pieczara began her musical studies at the piano and holds Master's degrees in Music Theory and Conducting from the Kraków Music Academy, where she studied with Josef Radwan and Tadeusz Strugala. In 2016 she received PhD degree at the Music Academy in Krakow.

As a part of her dissertation she made Polish premiere of Xaver Scharwenka Symphony in C-minor after 130 years of on Xaver Scharwenka.
In 2010 she was appointed Assistant to the Music Director at the Kraków Opera House. Since 2010 she is appointed an Assistant Professor of the Music Academy in Krakow, taking over the Academy Symphony Orchestra. She has worked with Neeme and Paavo Järvi at the Järvi Summer Festival (Estonia), Helmut Rilling at the International Bach Academy Stuttgart, and Mark Stringer at the Internationale Sommerakademie Wien.

In December 2019 she was chosen to work with Colin Metters, Peter Stark and Sean Farrell as part of London’s International Conducting Masterclass. She was chosen to be one of the 12 active participant in the Women Conductor Program organised by the Royal Philharmonic Society, Royal Opera House and National Opera Studio in London (2019).
In April 2020, she was again invited by the Royal Opera House and the National Opera Studio to attend an over 10-week opera webinar.

Events

Upcoming events

18 III 2021 Kraków Congress Center, Cracow, PL

Academy Symphony Orchestra Kraków
R.Strauss Serenade in E-flat major
J.Brahms Serenade in A major No. 2
27 VI 2019 Music Academy Symphony Hall, Cracow, PL

CORda Cracovia - Annika Mikołajko - soprano
World Premiers of Cracow young composers

Danilewicz Imponderabilia
Malinowski Zmróź
Osman Hortus Nocti
Szwarnóg Wir
13 V 2019 Florianka Hall, Cracow, PL

Cracow Modern Ensemble
31. International Cracow Composers Festival
Papara Idée fixe (2019)
Gronowicz Sur un tableau de Fragonard (2019)
Rychlik Ametrio (1971)
Majka Akomodacje (2019)
Płonka silent_architecture (2018/19)
20 XII 2018 Music Academy Symphony Hall, Cracow, PL

CORda Cracovia - Youssef Nasif - kanun
World Premiers of Cracow young composers

Roemer Sublimacje for string orchestra and percussion
Bałenkowski Sinfonietta nr 1 Time is ticking
Ibrahim Harvest for kanun and orchestra
26 X 2018 Szczecin Philharmonic Hall, Szczecin, PL

Finals International Composers Competition for the 100th anniversary of ZAiKS

"In broken images" - Otto Wanke (Austria)
"Glow" - Wojciech Kostrzewa (Poland)
"Largo" - Stanisław Krupowicz (Poland)
"Dalal" - Peter Hindertür (Germany)
"Phenomenon" - Eun-ho Chang (South Korea)
"E->E III" - Masashi Kawashima (Austria/Japan)
08 X 2018 Florianka Hall, Cracow, PL

Cracow Modern Ensemble

Penderecki/Nepelski/Bujarski
06 V 2018 Szczecin Philarmonic Hall, Szczecin, PL

Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra

Beethoven Symphony No 7
Rimski-Korsakow Szeherezada (exerts)
Dvořák Symphony nr 9 (exerts)
Tchaikovsky Nut Cracker
06 VI 2018 Worcester Cathedral, Worcester UK

Roderick Williams - baritone

Vaughan Williams Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs
Finzi Let us Garlands Bring
Finzi Romance for String Orchestra, Op.11
Ireland A Downland Suite
14 II 2018 Town Hall Birmingham, UK

Roderick Williams - baritone

Vaughan Williams Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs
Finzi Let us Garlands Bring
Finzi Romance for String Orchestra, Op.11
Ireland A Downland Suite
13 II 2018 Stratford ArtsHouse, Stratford, UK
Orchestra of the Swan (UK)

Roderick Williams - baritone

Vaughan Williams Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs
Finzi Let us Garlands Bring
Finzi Romance for String Orchestra, Op.11
Ireland A Downland Suite
31 I 2018 New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Barber Second Essay for Orchestra
Searle Sauchiehall
Mendelssohn Symphony No4 Italian

Past events

26 IX 2017 Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Orchestra of the Swan (UK)


Diane Clark - flute
Victoria Brawn - oboe
Sally Harrop - clarinet
Philip Brookes - bassoon
Francesca Moore-Bridger - horn

Malcolm Arnold Concerto no1 for Flute and Strings Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds Mendelssohn Symphony no.3 'Scottish'
26 IV 2017 Cracow, Poland
The Academy of Music Florianka Hall, 8. Basztowa Street


KRAKOW COMPOSERS SCHOOL (1)
Gronowicz Subtilia II for flute, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, violin, viola,cello and piano (2016) *
Majka Noc duszy for flute, French horn and string trio (2016) *
Chyrzyński Reflection No. 4 for flute, clarinet, violoncello, percussion and piano (2016) **
Papara Poemat z księgi snów i wyobrażeń for clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2010)
Rychlik Octet for flute, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, violin, viola,cello and piano (2017 - commissioned by 29th IFKC) ***
*** World premiere. Financial support provided by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as a part of Collections programme - Composing Commissions, realized by the Institute of Music and Dance
Co-organized with the Composition Department of the Academy of Music in Krakow
2017 II 05 Szczecin, Poland
Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra


L. van Beethoven Symphony No 5 in c-minor op. 67
Dvořák Symphony No 9 in d-minor op. 95 From the New World
2016 XII 05 Oaxaca , Mexico
22. Festival of Eduardo Mata.
Orquestra Sinfónica de Oaxaca, Mexico


Luis Herman Miranda - fortepian

H.M.Górecki Three pieces in old style
R. Addinsell Warsaw Concerto
W. Kilar Orava
A. Panufnik Sinfonia Sacra
2016 XI 03 Liverpool, UK
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra


Madeleine Shaw - mezzosoprano

H.M.Górecki Two Tristan Postude and Chorale (Uk Premiere)
H. Berlioz Death of Cleopatra
Dvořák Symphony No.7 op. 70
2016 IX 11 Lviv, Ukraine
International Modern Music Festival
Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra

M. Ravel Pavane for death Princess
M. Karłowicz Eternal Songs
I. Pakhota Symphony No. 2 for 6 voices and orchestra
2016 IV 22 Cracow, Poland
28th International Festival of Krakow Composers,
World premiers - Cracow Composer School II

Cracow Modern Ensemble
2016 III 16 Cracow, Poland
Music Academy Symphony Orchestra in Cracow

Katarzyna Oleś-Blacha - soprano
Wojciech Prokopowicz - trombone

J. Sibelius Luonnotar Op. 70
L. Grøndahl Trombone
A. Dvořák Symfonia No. 7 Op. 70
2016 I 17/24/25 Cracow, Poland

Unexpected Journey of Mr. Hallstand
musical for actors, singer and chamber orchestra

Marcin Błażewicz - music
Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk - libretto
Anna Sokołowska i Sławomir Rokita - direction
Hubert Kaszycki - multimedia

Narration - Anna Sokołowska
Mr. Hallstand - Rafał Sadowski
Old Newspaper - Katarzyna Zawiślak-Dolny
Moon - Rafał Szumera
Baloon Seller / Crazy Tram - Sławomir Rokita
Boy - Szymon Maź
2016 I 01 Faro, Portugal
Orchestra Classica do Sul in Faro


The New Year Gala Concerts
2015 XII 12 Cracow, Poland
Krakow Philharmonic - last minute replacement of Mo.Gabriel Chmura


Rafał Kwiatkowki - cello
Saint-Seans Cello concerto No 1
E. Elgar Enigma Variation
2015 X 16 Rzeszow, Poland

Paweł Motyczyński - fortepian

R. Schumann Genoveva Ouverture
F. Chopin Piano concerto no 1 in e-minor
X. Scharwenka Symphony c-minor Op. 60
2015 IX 17 Tokyo, Japan
Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall
Tokyo Symphony Orchestra


Alina Ibrahgimova - skrzypce

F. Mendelssohn Hebrydy op.26
W.A. Mozart Violin Concerto no 3 in G major K.216
L.v. Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A-dur op. 92
2015 VIII 27 Lusławice, Poland
European Center of Krzysztof Penderecki Music
3.International Festival Emanacje
Beethoven Academy Orchestra


Piotr Kosiński - piano

Z. Noskowski Morskie Oko Op.19
X. Scharwenka Piano concerto No 2 in c minor op.56
J. Brahms Symphony No 2 in D major op. 73
2015 V 18 Szczecin, Poland
Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra


Education concerts
2015 III 8 Ankara, Turcja
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra ,Ankara


Marta Klimasara - marimba
Tolga Salman - bajan

M. Błażewicz Koncert na marimbe
Z. Gedizliogu Kayip Sessizligin Anisina R Ragmen
A. Piazzola Siete piezas en Estilo de Tango Nuevo
2015 II 27 / III 1 Cracow, Poland
Music Academy Symphony Orchestra

Assisting to sir Neveille Marriner at the Music Academy in Krakow

M. Tippett Concerto for double string orchestra
H. Berlioz Symphony no 1 in C major
2015 II 23 Szczecin, Poland
Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra


Education concerts
2014 IX / X Poznań, Poland
Grand Theatre in Poznan


Patrycja Pieczara - music director
Ran Arthur Braun - stage director /choreography
Justin C. Ariety - stage design
Mariusz Otto - choir direction

M.Ravel L'enfant et les sortileges /premiere
I. Stravinski Le Rossignol /premiere
2014 IV 15/17/20 Poznań, Poland
Grand Theater in Poznań


G.Bizet - Carmen

Daniel Krief - stage direction
Paul Julius - choerography
Mariusz Otto - choir direciton
Patrycja Pieczara - music director

CAST:
Carmen - Helena Zubanovich /Małgorzata Pańko/
Don José - Piotr Friebe, Lee Sang Jun
Escamillo - Jaromir Trafankowski / Mariusz Godlewski
Micaëla - Roma Jakubowska-Handke/ Monika Mych-Nowicka
Frasquita Barbara Gutaj Monowid / Małgorzata Olejniczak Wyrobiej / Natalia Puczniewska-Braun
Mercédes - Magdalena Wilczyńska-Goś
Remendado - Karol Bochański / Marek Szymańsk
Morales - Tomasz Mazur / Andrzej Ogórkiewicz
Dancaire - Tomasz Mazur/Jaromir Trafankowski
Zuniga - Rafał Korpik

Orchestra, choir and ballet of Grand Theatre In Poznań
2014 IV 4 Czestochowa , Poland
Częstochowa Philharmonic Orchestra


Jakub Lichtenstein - piano

F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Midsummer night’s dream
S. Prokofiew Piano concerto No .3 in C major op. 26
J. Brahms Symphony No 2 in D major op. 73
2014 III 6/7 Cracow, Poland
Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra


Marek Szlezer - piano

G. Gershwin Cuban Ouverture
M.Ravel Piano concerto in G major
G. Gershwin American in Paris
2014 II 02 Kharkiv, Ukraine
International Days of Modern Music Kharkiv

Opening World Premiere Concert,
Orchestra of National Conservatoire in Kharkiv

Elena Shevchenko Piano concerto
Ivan Pakhota Symphony No. 2
2014 I 21 Paris, France
L’Orchestre Atelier Ostinato in Paris


Pierre Genisson - clarinet
W.Z Zych Solilokwium
C. Nielsen Clarinet concerto
L. van Beethoven Symphony No 5
2013 XII 9/14 Cracow, Poland
Pizzicato family operetta (World Premiere) for voices, children choir, orchestra and electronics. Chamber Orchestra of the Cracow Philharmonic

Mateusz Bień - music, directing the electronic layer
Mateusz Bień, Antoni Gazda - libretto
Anna Sokołowska - director, costumes, stage design
Patrycja Pieczara - music direction

2013 VII 10 Rzeszow, Poland
XVI Summer Music Festival
Carpatian Philharmonic Orchestra
Mielec - Church of the Holy Mother of Our Lady,
Podkarpacie Philharmonic Orchestra
Rzeszow Percussion Group


L. van Beethoven Coriolan
J. S. Bach Concerto for two pianos in C minor BWV 1062 (arrangement for percussion)
M. Ravel Bolero
2013 VI 15 Cracow, Poland
World Premiere of Il Secondo Gravità by Hadi Ayanbod (Iran)
Cracow Music Academy Contemporary Ensemble AM in Krakow
2013 VI 7 Rzeszow, Poland
Carpatian Philharmonic (Rzeszow)
Rzeszow Percussion Group


J. S. Bach Concerto in C minor BWV 1062 for percussion quintet, 2 vibraphones, 2 marimba, marimba bass)
G. F. Handel Music of fireworks
W. A. Mozart Symphony in C major "Linz" KV 425
2013 I 11-12 Cracow, Poland
Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra


Joanna Trafas - soprano

M. Karłowicz Episode on masquerade op.14
J. Strauss Couplets of Adel from the operetta Revenge of the Bat
A. Dvorak Concert Overture Carnival op.92
J. Strauss The sounds of spring for soprano and orchestra Op. 410
2012 XI 11 Cracow, Poland
International festival of contemporary music aXes
world premiers of music by young composers
Glyptos Ensemble, Amadrums Ensemble


S. Pensek / B. Kezskès / A. Weber
2012 X 21 Olsztyn Poland
Warmia and Mazury Philharmonic Orchestra in Olsztyn


Artur Milian - violin

A.Vivaldi / E.Elgar / E.Grieg
2012 X 11 Myslenice,Poland
Polish Art Philharmonic


Piotr Machnik - piano

F. Chopin / F. Schubert / F. Mendelssohn
2012 VIII 07 Parnu, Estonia
International Järvi MasterClass in Parnu (Estonia) at the Järvi Summer Festival in Parnu, Estonian Youth Symphony Orchestra Final Concert
2012 VI 22 Białystok, Poland
Podlasie National Opera and Philharmonic in Białystok


Closing concert of the 57th season

W.A.Mozart, F. Francaix, A. Dvorak
2012 V 10 Kosice, Slovakia
Slovak State Philharmonic in Kosice
57th Spring Festival


Pavel Sporcl - violin

E. W. Korngold, A. Borodin, O. Respighi
2011 XII 23 Istambul, Turkey
Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra


Nil Kocamagil - cello

A. Dvorak, F. Mendelssohn
2011 XI 15-22 Germany German tour with Cracow Youth Philharmonic and common workshop with German youth Orchestra of Friedrich-von-Bodelschwingh Schulen Bethel (Bielefeld)
2011 VI 24 Cracow, Poland
Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra
Diploma concert


Przemysław Winnicki - pianist

S. Rachmaninov, A. Dvorak
2011 V 7 Cracow, Poland
Music Academy Symphony Orchestra in Krakow

I. Stravinsky Firebird
2011 III 3-4 Cracow Poland
Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra


Ryszard Haba -percussion

J.Schwantner Percussion concerto
2011 I 5 Katowice, Poland
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra


B. Bartok / P. Tchaikovsky / P. Dukas
2010 V/VI
2010 III/V
Cracow/ Poland
Cracow Opera House


Laco Adamik - stage direction
Tomasz Tokarczyk - music director
Patrycja Pieczara -assistant

J. Strauss Baron Tzigane
2010 III/V Cracow, Poland
Krakow Opera House


Laco Adamik - stage direction
Tadeusz Kozłowski - music director
Patrycja Pieczara - assistant

G. Bizet Carmen
2009 XII 2 London, UK
Copernicus Festival
Final concert of the International Conducting Masterclass in London, as part of, Orchestra Of the RAM, RCM, TCM, London
2009 V 11 Cracow, Poland
Music Academy Symphony Orchestra in Krakow
Bachelor diploma concert


J. Płonka Travelling is dangerous
W.A.Mozart Symphony in D No.38 K 504 Prague
2009 IV 24 Cracow, Poland
Odyssey Chamber Orchestra
Concert of premiers
2008 XI 15 Cracow, Poland
Music Academy Symphony Orchestra / Symphony Orchestra of The RAM in London
Final concert of the International Master Class lead by prof. Colin Metters, prof Howard Williams, Academic Orchestras from Krakow and London


L. van Beethoven Symphony No 3 Eroica
2008 IV 27 Cracow, Poland
Chamber Orchestra Academy of Music in Krakow


Anna Hamayon - cello
March 2008 World Premiere of Dispersion by Paulina Zaubska, Music Academy Modern Ensemble Odyssey, AM in Krakow
November 2007 Cracow , Poland
Final Concert of the International Bach Academy led by Prof. Helmuth Rilling at the Music Academy in Krakow


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