Conductor

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Magdalena Wdowicka- Mackiewicz graduated the Academy of Music in Poznań in 1994 in the class of choir conducting led by professor Stanisław Kulczyński.
She is a double prize winner of the All-Polish Choir Conductors Competition in Poznań (1992- 2nd Prize, 1994- 1st Prize).

In 1994 she started working as an assistant at the Academy of Music in Poznań, at the Faculty of Choral Conducting, Musical Education, and Church Music, where she at present teaches choir conducting in the position of a professor of the Academy. Since 2012 Magdalena Wdowicka – Mackiewicz has been the Head of the Department at the Faculty of Choir Choral Conducting.

Magdalena Wdowicka – Mackiewicz has cooperated with numerous choirs and orchestras (inter alia: the choir of the Academy of Music in Poznań and a baroque orchestra Arte dei suonatori), with which she worked on vocal-instrumental masterpieces by J.S. Bach, D. Buxtehude, W. A. Mozart, C. Orff, A. Pärt and many others.

Magdalena Wdowicka-Mackiewicz specialises in the performance of the Renaissance and Baroque music. She participates in conferences and academic sessions as a lecturer, performs the function of a juror in various competitions, conducts choral workshops.

The artistic activity of Magdalena Wdowicka-Mackiewicz is associated mainly with Dysonans Chamber Choir, which she has conducted since 1991. The choir has won many significant prizes in choral competitions in Poland and Europe.

Thanks to her activity Magdalena Wdowicka-Mackiewicz was honoured with the Bronze Cross of Merit (2007) and the Commission of National Education Medal (2013).

 

Second conductor – assistant

13728235_1425615000798532_159019053_oEdyta Muchowiecka graduated from the Music Academy in Poznań, obtaining Master’s degree specializing in Rhythm and Choral Conducting in the class of prof. Magdalena Wdowicka-Mackiewicz. She is a member of an ensemble Discors Concordia specializing in performing early music. She is working as a teacher in Music School complex in Poznań, as well as in Jerzy Kulczewski Choral School in Poznań, where she leads Children Choir “Little Cuckoos”. She is an award winner of several composition competitions.  She’s been working with the Dysonans Chamber Choir since 2013, and in July 2016 became the second conductor of the choir.