prof. dr hab.

Lilianna Stawarz


Fot. Jacek Poremba

A harpsichordist and teacher. In 1998 she graduated with honours from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, harpsichord class of Władysław Kłosiewicz, and in 1990 she obtained a diploma of Conservatoire National de Region de Rueil-Malmaison, class of Huguette Dreyfus.

In the period of 2012–2016, she held the functions of Vice-Dean of the Department of Instrumental and Educational Studies in Białystok and co-ordinator of Concert Bureau.

Since the academic year 2016/2017, she has headed the Inter-Department Unit of Early Music at the FCUM.

For over 20 years, she was a member of an early music ensemble Il Tempo, specializing in instrumental and vocal and instrumental music from early baroque to classicism. Together with the ensemble she made numerous radio and 5 CD recordings and participated in numerous concerts and important early music festivals in Poland and abroad, e.g. in Bruges, Brussels, Utrecht, Moscow, New York, New Brunswick, Rome and Berlin.

In the period of 1991–2017, she was connected with the Warsaw Chamber Opera, both as a harpsichordist/chamber musician, and a conductor. Playing harpsichord and positive, she conducted instrumental, as well as vocal and instrumental works, such as: St. Mark Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach, a cycle of concertos “Songs and Arias – works by 18th-century Polish Composers”, pieces by Antoni Milwid and Marcin Żebrowski, Opera Omnia by Marcin Mielczewski, and operas: Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell, Tetide in Sciro by Domenico Scarlatti (CD from the performance), Rinaldo by Georg Friedrich Händel, (as an assistant of Władysław Kłosiewicz). As artistic manager she also recorded six CDs with instrumental and vocal and instrumental music of the 17th century – Opera Omnia by Mielczewski, and a CD with works by Damian Stachowicz, Polish baroque composer.

In the period of 2015–2017, she held the function of artistic manager of Opera/Baroque at the Warsaw Chamber Opera.

She is a co-creator of the Baroque Operas Festival Dramma Per Musica and chairwoman of the Baroque Art Lovers’ Association.

In 2003, her first solo album with works by Carl Philippe Emanuel Bach was released (by CD Accord), in 2007 — a double DC album with Harpsichord Suites HWV 426–433 by Georg Friedrich Händel was released by the Pro Musica Camerata Foundation, and in 2012 her third solo album with The Inventions and Sinfonias by Johann Sebastian Bach was released by the Polish Radio.

She is soon going to release an album with 12 Polonaises and Fantasies by W.Fr. Bach and Harpsichord Concertos by W.A. Mozart KV 107 — in D Major, E‑flat Major, G Major and Harpsichord Concerto in D Major by J. Haydn Hob. XVII:11 with the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra (Polish Radio). She has also recorded harpsichord concerto by Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz with the Polish Radio Orchestra.