Department: Department of Composition and Theory of Music
Ph. D. in music arts, harpist, musicologist. She earned a Professional Master of Arts Degree with distinction in the harp class of Professor Urszula Mazurek at the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She completed Artistic Training in the harp class of Professor Urszula Mazurek with an excellent grade.
Temina Cadi Sulumuna
Ph. D. in music arts, harpist, musicologist. She received her doctoral degree on the basis of her dissertation “A new perspective on the interpretation of selected virtuoso works for solo harp by Henriette Renié against the background of the composer’s spiritual attitude”. Laureate of the Young Poland Scholarship Programme organised by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, as well as scholarship holder from the National Children’s Fund and of the Minister of Culture and the Prime Minister. Laureate of competitions (UFAM, Paris; the 2nd Competition for Performers of W. Lutosławski’s Works, Drozdowo), finalist of the 7th Competition of 20th and 21st Century Music for Young Performers. She completed her musical education with master classes given by such professors as Susann McDonald, Germaine Lorenzini, Helga Storck, Urszula Mazurek, and Elżbieta Szmyt.
As a harp soloist and chamber musician she gave concerts in Poland and abroad, among others, at Warsaw Philharmonic, the Ballroom of the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the Ballroom of Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace, the Concert Hall of the Chopin University of Music (e.g. at the national conference “Perfect Pitch of Roman Palester” organized by the Chair of Theory of Music at the UMFC, the Music Department at the University of Warsaw Library, and the Polish Society for Musical Analysis), the Concert Hall of the Academy of Music in Łódź, Academy of Music in Cracow, Academy of Music in Katowice, Lazarski University during Musical Thursdays in Lazarski, the Moulin d’Andé in France (the Académie Internationale du Moulin d’Andé), in Ostrava, at the Theatre Institute (on the occasion of the premiere of the second tome of the dramas by Boguslaw Schaeffer organized by the Aurea Porta Friends of The Arts’ Foundation), the Planetarium at the Copernicus Science Centre, the Municipal Culture House in Łańcut, the Start-Meta Multimedia Library in Warsaw, the Museum in Petrykozy, the Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature in Warsaw, at the Aurea Porta Friends of The Arts’ Foundation in Warsaw during the first and the second Long Nights of Museums of this Foundation, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto in Loretto. She took part in prestigious festivals, performing at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art as part of the monograph festival of Witold Lutosławski’s music, at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN during “The 7th Schaeffera’s Era”, at the Basen Artystyczny Stage in Warsaw as part of “The 11th Schaeffera’s Era – The Eternal Carousel”. She gave an interview on “Wybieram Dwójkę” of the Polskie Radio Program II on October 18, 2019 on the festival “The 11th Schaeffera’s Era – The Eternal Carousel” and works by composer Boguslaw Schaeffer.
Her artistry as a harpist is confirmed by reviews, e.g. the review of a concert at the Museum in Petrykozy on the occasion of the world premiere of Zbigniew Kostrzewa’s volume of poetry “Poemat Katyński” (W., “Poemat katyński i harfa”, [in] “Co? Gdzie? Kiedy? Na Mazowszu” No. 5, 27 March 2008, ISSN 1643-6008, p. 5), the review of a recital at the Start-Meta Multimedia Library in Warsaw (WKS, “Wirtuoz harfy na Wrzecionie”, [in] “Nasze Bielany” No. 3, March 2013, ISSN 1507-7195, p. 9), the review of the Festival “The 11th Schaeffera’s Era – The Eternal Carousel” at the Basen Artystyczny Stage in Warsaw (MB, “Te same braki odpowiedzi [relacja z Ery Schaeffera]”, [in] “Presto”, November 1, 2019 http://www.prostoomuzyce.pl/te-same-braki-odpowiedzi-relacja-z-ery-schaeffera).
Author of a monograph (“Hommage à Henriette Renié. Wybór korespondencji kompozytorki”, zebrała, przełożyła, wstępem i objaśnieniami opatrzyła Temina Cadi Sulumuna, przedsłowie Wojciech Nowik, Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Muzycznego Fryderyka Chopina, 2017), as well as author of articles in Polish, English, and French published, among others, by leading international academic publishers Brepols Publishers and Springer Nature Switzerland AG. As a researcher, she actively participated in foreign and Polish scientific conferences, delivering papers in English, French, Spanish, and Polish (Aveiro, Budapest, Dublin, Glasgow, Karlsruhe, London, Lucca, Manchester, Nottingham, Saint Petersburg, Vilnius, Bydgoszcz, Rzeszów, Warsaw).
She taught harp at the Academy of Music in Łódź. At the University of Warsaw Institute of Musicology she taught two original courses: “Harp in the 19th- and 20th-Century Music” and “English Musicological Texts – Translatorium”. She twice conducted the course “Niezbędnik muzyczny, czyli co każdy powinien wiedzieć o muzyce klasycznej” (“Music essentials, or what everyone should know about classical music”) at the Open University of the University of Warsaw.