mgr Anna Swoboda – lutnia
ANNA WIKTORIA SWOBODA – lutes, theorbo, baroque guitar
Graduated with honours from the Academy of Music in Kraków (Poland) and from Hochschule für Musik Trossingen (Germany) with prof. Rolf Lislevand. Her special interests are solo repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries for baroque lute, including research on Silesian lutenists, as well as miscellaneous chamber music with theorbo and baroque guitar as continuo instruments. Anna Wiktoria is also a literature lover, she has obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature at the Jagiellonian University. After finishing music school as a classical guitarist, she started developing the great interest for lute instruments with Anton Birula. She has taken part in master classes and workshops with the leading lute players such as Hopkinson Smith, Jakob Lindberg, Joachim Held, Jürgen Hübscher and Evangelina Mascardi. She was awarded the Baden-Württemberg-Stipendium and the Vössing-Stiftung. As a performer, she appeared in various European countries on music festivals, for instance Danish Radio Sommerfestival (Copenhagen), Festival Mitte Europa – Bayern-Böhmen-Sachsen (Bad Alexandersbad, Germany), Alte Musik Fest (Leipzig, Germany), Bachfest Leipzig, Festival of Early Music in Lviv (Ukraine), Silesian Guitar Autumn, Stary Sącz Early Music Festival, Misteria Paschalia, Kromer Biecz Festival. She was invited to cooperate with numerous ensembles, orchestras and soloists in her country and abroad, with Hochschule der Künste Bern and Hochschule für Musik u. Theater Leipzig, as well as with the opera houses in Stuttgart (Wilhelma Theater), Pforzheim, Kraków and Warsaw Chamber Opera. She took part in different recordings of early music, among others in: A. Melani’s oratorio “Golia abbattuto” dir. by J. Żak, audiovisual recording of the pieces from Grüssau manuscripts for the Digital National Library Polona, the Bibliotheca Rudolphina Project and contemporary lute music (“Amoretti” by M. Stachowski, soundtrack for Molière’s “L’école des femmes” for polish TV dir. by J. Stuhr). Anna Wiktoria is one of the editors in Le Luth Doré Project and teaches lute at the Secondary Music School in Kraków and at Academies of Music in Kraków and Katowice (Poland).