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Monika Wolińska

Monika Wolińska received a Badge of Honour for Merit to Polish Culture from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2011. She gives concerts on stages around the world. Her 2009 performance in Canergie Hall was very successful and was the first time in history when a Polish woman appeared as he conductor there. In 2013 Monika Wolińska received a diploma for “Making Poland in the UU more beautiful” . She has collaborated with many orchestras in Poland and around the world. In 2012 her debut album recorded with Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra was released, with a set of symphonic poems by great Polish composer Eugeniusz Morawski. The album received excellent reviews and was nominated to a Fryderyk 2013 award. She debuted as a conductor in 2004 during the Lucerne Festival, working under Pierre Bouleze’s tutelage. For many years she worked with maestro Jerzy Semkow. Monika Wolińska is a great propagator of contemporary music. Since 2013, she has been the Art Director of Wojciech Kilar Festival of Contemporary Music.
In 2014 she conducted the premiere of Jan A. P. Kaczmarek’s Universa – Open Opera composed to ceebrate the 650 jubilee of Jagiellonian University. In October 2014 she conducted the concert in the Philharmonia of Gorzów featuring one of the most outstanding baritones of our times, Thomas Hampson, who performed for very first time in Poland, personally invited by Monika Wolińska. Her artistic education started when she was six. She graduated in three areas: violin, conducting vocal and instrumental ensembles, and symphonic and opera conducting. She has taken part in the master courses held by Kurt Masur and Pierre Boulez. In 2015 she graduated from the post-graduate managerial studies at the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw. Monika Wolińska is an Associate Professor of UMFC in Warsaw. In 2003-2009 she worked with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. In season 2007/2008 she was a permanent conductor of Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus. In 2013-2017 Monika Wolińska has been a conductor in The Gorzow Philharmonic Orchestra with which in October 2015 she recorded the album Bronisław Kaper / Jan A.P. Kaczmarek – SPOTKANIE. In June 2017, she was ranked as one of the six best conductors in the world (out of 161 candidates), receiving 2017 scholarship and residency of the Hart Institute for Women Conductors in Dallas Opera.