Karol Szymanowski General Primary and Secondary Music School in Wrocław

Monika SzemelakMonika Szemelak violin
Monila Szemelak has graduated from the primary music school complex in Legnica in the violin class of Konrad Dragan.
She has continued her studies at the Karol Szymanowski General Primary and Secondary Music School in Wrocław since 2007 in the violin class of Professor Krzysztof Bruczkowski.
She is the laureate of the “I will be a virtuoso” International Violin Competition in Cracow and of the Stanisław Hajzer National Bach Competition in Zielona Góra.



Orkiestra Symfoniczna Ogólnokształcącej Szkoły Muzycznej I i II st.  im. Karola Szymanowskiego we WrocławiuSymphony Orchestra of the Karol Szymanowski General Primary and Secondary Music School in Wrocław
The orchestra occupies an important place in the life of the school. One of the its traditions are performances in concert halls of the Philharmonic and of the Polish Radio, at which it accompanies the best graduating students. It also takes part in the musical life of the city and of the voivodship. The orchestra has performed a number of times during events connected with the Wratislavia Cantans Festival.
In 1995 the orchestra was involved in the production of the movie “Deszczowy Żołnierz” [The Rain Soldier], directed by Wiesław Saniewski. In subsequent years it has played numerous concerts abroad – in Germany and in England. In 1998 the Orchestra took part in the 19th Actors’ Song Review in Wrocław, where it performed jointly with Beata Rybotycka, Krystyna Tkacz, Krzysztof Gosztyła, Krzysztof Kolberger and the Academic Choir of the Wrocław University of Technology the first performance of the “Polish Mass” after Father J. Twardowski and composed by Hadrian Tabęcki. The concert was broadcast on national television.
Another important aspect of the orchestra’s activity and development is its cooperation with foreign orchestras and choirs. These include the Choir of the Polish Catholic Mission in Mönchengladbach, the Orchestra of the Gutenberg Lyceum in Wiesbaden, the Symphony Orchestra of the Music School in Hannover, chamber music ensembles and soloists connected with the Lower Saxony Music Council in Hannover, the Orchestra of The School of Music and Dance in Falun (Sweden) and with the Youth Orchestra in Copenhagen.
The Orchestra has also participated many times in the “Philharmonic for the Young” concert cycles at the Wrocław Philharmonic.

Marcin GraboszMarcin Grabosz conductor
A graduate of the Academy of Music in Wrocław in the piano class of Professor Grzegorz Kurzyński and in conducting class of Professor Mieczysław Gawroński.
Grabosz has been a conductor of the Karol Szymanowski Primary and Secondary Music School Symphony Orchestra in Wrocław since 2008. He has performed with the ensemble many times at the Wrocław Philharmonic, at the National Theatre in Warsaw and abroad. He has orchestrated Karol Szymanowski’s Mazurkas, op. 50. He has also been playing chamber music as pianist for more than ten years. He is an active concert performer, playing both classical works and jazz. He has played many first performances of works by contemporary composers. 

In May 2005 he has received a special award for the best accompanying player at the 20th Century Music Competition in Warsaw. The album “Poems”, recorded by Marcin Grabosz and Agata Zubel and containing song cycles by 20th century composers was released in 2009.

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