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Agnieszka Kurowska-Janecka

singing

Graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Department of Vocal and Acting Studies, class of Assistant Professor Magdalena Bojanowska. She completed university studies in 1986 with honours and an award for the best student of the year. She was a laureate of vocal competitions: the Jan Kiepura Competition (1986) the Karol Szymanowski Competition (1987), and the Adam Didur Competition (1989). In the period of 1984–1985 she was a trainee soloist at the Great Theatre in Warsaw, and she won the scholarship of the Minister of Culture and Art (twice).

In 1985–2009 she was a soloist at the Warsaw Chamber Opera. She cooperated with the Great Theatre – National Opera, the Baltic Opera and the Great Theatre in Poznań. In 1987 she played the role of Fiordiligi in a film version of the opera Cosí fan tutte, directed by Krzysztof Tchórzewski. In her repertoire she has over 40 main opera parts (including 18 Mozart’s characters), as well as oratorio parts from baroque to contemporary ones, songs by French Impressionists and Russian and German Romantics, but she particularly values Polish music.

She has participated in Mozart festivals e.g. in Madrid, El Escorial, Roubaix, w Prague, Sevilla, Cordoba, Alicante, Santiago de Compostela, Festival de Opera de la Coruńa, Klangbogen Wien, Carinthischer Sommer Villach, Liege, Beirut, Vratislavia Cantans, Drezdner Musikfestspiele, Music and Theatre Days in Poznań, Bydgoszcz Opera Festivals and Paschal Festival at the National Opera, “Communication” in Wrocław and others. She has given concerts in most countries in Europe, and also in Israel, Japan, Lebanon and India. In 1997 she starred in Krzysztof Zanussi’s film The Last Circle from the cycle Weekend Tales. In 2001 she was awarded with the Golden Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland, and in 2006 she received a badge of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage “For Merits to the Polish Culture”. She received two nominations for the phonographic award “Fryderyk”. In 2005 she was nominated for the Andrzej Hiolski award for the role of Kostelnička in the opera Jenůfa by L. Janáček. On her score card she has 7 CD albums, recordings for the Polish, Spanish, French and Dutch television (among others), as well as the Polish, Irish and Austrian radio.

In 2007 she completed Postgraduate Studies in Speech Therapy and Communication Pragmatics at the Academy of Special Pedagogy. Since 2008 she has been a research employee at the Chair of Audiology and Phoniatrics at the FCUM. She runs classes in voice creating activities training, speech therapy and she teaches vocal techniques for speech and singing. She participates in research projects and scholarly conferences. Since 2009 she has headed Voice Production Courses at the Department of Vocal and Acting Studies. Since 2012 she has held the function of President of the Cultural Society in Falenica. Since 2008 she has been Artistic Manager of the Falenica Summer Concerts.