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Wojciech Kaleta

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He graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music, obtaining a diploma with honours in 1985 with the specialty of choir conducting. He has been connected with his Alma Mater for over 30 years.

He is a composer of dozens of songs for children and youth (Publishers: WSiP, Didasco, Triangel and Nowa Era). He has been Music Director in productions of such theatres as: Universal, Modern, New, ‘Rampa’ and ‘Ateneum’. For many years he has been a pianist-accompanist in recitals of Marian Opania, Artur Barciś, Joanna Rawik and Joanna Szczepkowska. He composed music for theatre productions and television shows.

In the 1980s and 1990s for several years he worked at the television programme entitled “Home Kindergarten” as a pianist and composer. For over 10 years he was a member of the Warsaw Inter-University Choir, with which he performed in many cities in Poland and the whole of Europe, performing the function of an accompanist and chairman of the choir board. Every year for over 10 years Wojciech Kaleta composed a Christmas song about the carp for Radio Three for a charity action called “Postcard to Santa Claus”.

Since 1998, he has permanently collaborated with the Zbigniew Górny big band taking part in big productions for the Polish Television: “Drinking Song Gala” (part 1, 2 and ‘The Day After’) , a series of programmes “What Plays In Our Souls”, opera and operetta gala “Land of Smiles” , “Feast Without Borders” with the greatest world music hits , and “Family Song Gala” .

For 20 years he has been a member of the formation called “Trio or Quartet ” (Hanna Śleszyńska, Piotr Gąsowski and Robert Rozmus). The ensemble has performed many times in the USA (New York, Chicago, Orlando, Florida), Canada (Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton), Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane), London, Paris, Cologne, Hamburg, Vienna and Salzburg. Currently Wojciech Kaleta is an improvising pianist in a weekly television programme “And Who’s Speaking” .

Wojciech Kaleta is employed at the FCUM as a senior lecturer and he teaches piano improvisation.