Majewska, Barbara Kinga
She graduated from the Vocal and Teaching Department of the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold (2011), and is currently a PhD student at the Chair of Psychopedagogy of Creativity at the Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw. She also studied solo singing at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and musicology at the University of Warsaw. She has participated in masterclasses taught with Angelika Kirchschlager, Grace Bumbry, Christa Ludwig, Barbara Bonney, and András Schiff. She made her debut in 2014 in Sławomir Wojciechowski’s chamber opera Victory Over the Sun (“Project P”) at the Grand Theatre – National Opera in Warsaw. With the Kwadrofonik ensemble, she has premiered compositions by Aleksandra Gryka, Andrzej Kwieciński, Wojciech Blecharz, and Sławomir Wojciechowski at the Nowy Theatre in Warsaw. With the Kwartludium ensemble she gave the first performance of Joanna Woźny’s Like Little... Sunderings, Little Falls... Apart at the Rozmaitości Theatre. She also took part in performances of graphic scores by Monika Zawadzka. She has published texts in the Glissando and Muzyka w Mieście magazines, as well as contributed to National Audiovisual Institute’s Muzykoteka Szkolna series. Her original project W[rz]AWA is part of the Laboratory of Ideas set up by the Association of Creative Initiatives.
Barbara Kinga Majewska is also the author of A Critical Guide to Interpreting Notation in Modern Vocal Music and the manifesto New Vocal Art in Contemporary Music. She is a participant of the first edition of the Institute of Music and Dance’s New Face of Music programme. She won the Kropka prize at the Polish Music Critics’ Competition (2015) and was nominated for the Passport Award of the Polityka weekly for classical music (2015).