BIOGRAPHY

Maja Metelska – D.Mus.A in conducting and M.Mus in cello, since her conducting debut concert with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra in 2006 she has been pursuing a career conducting concerts with distinguished orchestras and renowned opera companies in Poland, Finland, Japan and other countries. As an ambassador of Polish music, she has performed abroad pieces by Polish composers, including Witold Lutoslawski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Mieczyslaw Karlowicz, Fryderyk Chopin. Devoted to contemporary music, she has been invited to conduct world premieres at the Baltic Opera, the Tampering Festival, among others, and the world premiere of Dariusz Przybylski’s opera Orphee conducted by her was nominated to the Polish Corypheus Award. Since 2011 she holds the position of conductor of the Warsaw Chamber Opera, where she has been working on pieces written by such composers as W. A. Mozart, S. Moniuszko, Zygmunt Krauze. Member of the Faculty of Conducting at the Chopin University of Music since 2007 – currently Assistant Professor. Award winner at international conducting competitions – 9th Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competiion for Conductors, 1st Solon Michaelides International Competition for Young Conductors, 16th Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting.


fot. Zbigniew Burda

ACHIEVEMENTS IN CONDUCTING COMPETITIONS

  • 9th Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors, Katowice, 16 – 25 Nov 2012: 2nd Distinction Award and Special Prize for the best performance of a piece by Polish composer funded by the Polish copyright protection organization ZAIKS
  • 16th Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting, Japan, 28 Oct – 5 Nov 2012: Winner of Honourable Mention Award and the Special Hideo Saito Award – highest distinctions given by the Jury during the Competition
  • Solon Michaelides International Competition for Young Conductors in Nicosia, Cyprus, 15-18 Oct 2013: Winner of the Special Orchestra Award of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra
  • 15th Competition for Orchestra Conductors of the European Union in Spoleto, Italy, 2008: Finalist
  • 8th Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors in Katowice, Poland, 2007 : Semifinalist, awarded Polish Television Prize
  • 4th Lutoslawski International Competition for Young Conductors in Bialystok, Poland, 2006: 3rd Award

EDUCATION AND DEGREES

  • Doctor of Music Degree in Conducting (D.Mus.), Chopin University of Music
  • Habilitated Doctor of Music Degree in Conducting (Postdoctoral Degree), Chopin University of Music
  • Master Degree in Orchestral Conducting, Sibelius Academy – Helsinki Arts University
  • Master Degree in Symphonic and Opera Conducting, Chopin University of Music
  • Master Degree in Cello, Chopin University of Music
  • Diploma of Postgraduate studies in Management of Arts, Warsaw University

ORCHESTRAS CONDUCTED ON CONCERTS

- Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
- Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
- Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra Pablo Sarasate
- Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
- Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
- Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
- Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra
- Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra
- Orquestra Nacional do Porto
- Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra
- Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra
- Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra
- Beethoven Academy Orchestra
- Warsaw Chamber Opera Sinfonietta
- Baltic Opera Orchestra
- Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra
- Czestochowa Philharmonic Orchestra
- Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestra
- Zielona Gora Philharmonic Orchestra
- Lower Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra
- Torun Symphony Orchestra
- Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
- Joensuu City Orchestra
- Pori Sinfonietta
- Mikkeli City Orchestra
- Silesian Chamber Orchestra
- Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus
- Chopin University of Music Symphony Orchestra
- Nowowiejski Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra

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