Stanisław Krawczyński – conducting
Graduated with distinction from the Academy of Music in Kraków. He worked as the choirmaster of the Polish Radio and TV Choir in Kraków, and the Cracow Philharmonics Choir. Under his direction the ensembles appeared in Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro Regio in Turin, Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the UNESCO concert hall in Paris, Beethovensaal in Stuttgart, Brucknerhaus in Linz. In 1986-2008 he was a conductor of Capella Cracoviensis, becoming a leading figure in the Cracow musical life, influencing the artistic image of the city. In 1990 he initiated activities of the Cracow Chamber Choir, and acted as its conductor and artistic director until 2007. With this ensemble he toured around Europe appearing in important musical centres – in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, England and Lithuania. In 2000 the choir released the album with Psalms of 20th century composers (B. Rizzi, L. Bernstein, CH. Ives, and K. Penderecki), which was highly acclaimed by critics, and regarded as one of the most important artistic events of 2000. In 1992 Stanisław Krawczyoski became the director of Tarnów Chamber Orchestra, and has peroformed with the orchestra at numerous concert venues in Poland and abroad. He appeared in many European countries with works of Polish composers, including premieres of compositions of Z. Bujarski, H. M. Górecki, R. Maciejewski, R. Palester, B. Sanchez, M. Stachowski, or A. Bruckner (newly discovered). He has made numerous recordings for Polish, Swiss, Spanish, German, French, and American recording companies. In 2000 he was one of the nine conductors in Europe that were responsible for creating an international choir performing all over Europe a programme of selected compositions linked with the nine European cultural capitals. He has been a member of jury of numerous international conducting competitions. Since 2004 Stanisław Krawczyński has been the Rector of the Academy of Music in Kraków.