- soprano. She is a graduate of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk, the University of Music in Vienna, and the Opera Studio at Hamburgische Staatsoper. She is a laureate of many international competitions (e.g. the Moniuszko Competition in Warsaw, the Ada Sari Vocal Artistry Competition in Nowy Sącz, Internationale Sommerakademie der Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg). She sang various opera parts at the National Opera – Grand Theatre in Warsaw, e.g. the parts of: Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro, stage direction: Keith Warner), Liu (Turandot, stage direction: Mariusz Treliński), Katya (The Passenger, stage direction: David Pauntney). She made her stage debut at the Stuttgart Opera with the part of Mimi (La Boheme). When singing at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe she created such roles as: the Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Micaela (Carmen), Mimi (La Boheme), Antonia (The Tales of Hoffmann), Berthe (Le prophète - Meyerbeer). The artist pursues an active concert career in Poland and abroad. She took part in various international festivals (e.g. Salzburger Festspiele, Die Hamburger Ostertöne, Hamburger Mozartwochen, Polish Music Festival in Kraków). Her repertoire includes numerous oratorios, ranging from the Baroque to modern times. On her tournée in Isreal with Zubin Mehta’s Israel Philharmonic Orchestra she performed the Mass in B minor by J.S. Bach. Alongside Peter Schreier, with whom she appeared on numerous other occasions, and the Kremerata Baltica ensemble she performed St. John’s Passion by J. S Bach. She participated in the first performances of the oratorios written by an Oscar-awarded composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek. Together with such artists as Leszek Możdżer she performed at the Royce Hall in Hollywood at the concert devoted to the composer’s film music. Agnieszka Tomaszewska participated in CD/DVD recordings of e.g. the Christmas Oratorio by J.S. Bach, Stabat Mater by Luigi Boccherini, the Great Mass in C minor by W.A. Mozart, the Gdańsk Oratorio by Marek Kuczyński, the Lottery for Husbands by Karol Szymanowski (DVD, world’s first performance), or Śpiewam dzieciom lullabies. She also made recording for the radio and television (TVP, ORF, ARD).
organist and composer born in 1955 in Sopot. Today, he is a Full Professor at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk, where he teaches e.g. organ performance, harmony in practice, liturgical accompaniment, organ improvisation, as well as the structure of the organ with musical acoustics. He is the founder of the Chair of Church Music at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk, which he headed for many years. Moreover, he gives lectures at numerous universities of the theological profile. He is a specialist in organ designing, construction, and maintenance. He cooperates with many organ building companies, offering them consultations and preparing expert opinions. The instruments built to his own proprietary designs include e.g. the organ at the Chair of Church Music (Academy of Music in Gdańsk), or the instrument at the Sanctuary of God’s Mercy in Gdańsk. Before he became the chief organist at the St. Mary’s Co-cathedral Basilica in Gdańsk in 1985, he had been a member of the committee in charge of the project of constructing the organ in the Basilica (at the stage of technological acceptance of the instrument he was the head of the Polish body of the international commission which approved and accepted the built instrument). He is an animator of musical life in Gdańsk and Pomerania, where he has already organized more than 1000 concerts within the framework of international festivals and concert cycles (e.g. the Organ Evenings at St. Mary’s, or Music at the Sanctuary of God’s Mercy in Gdańsk). He is the director of the International Festival of the Organ, Choir, and Chamber Music, held annually basis at St. Mary’s Basilica in Gdańsk. He has given concerts at almost all major Polish centres of musical life, and abroad in Germany, the United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, the USA, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, and Russia. He has recorded a dozen-or-so CDs of e.g. organ music (Poland, Germany, USA), and his own compositions featuring choirs and symphonic orchestras, as well as improvisations.