Maja Metelska (b.1983) - orchestra conductor, D.Mus.A. in conducting, graduate of the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Finalist and award winner of conducting competitions - 9th Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors, 16th Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting, 1st Solon Michaelides International Competition for Young Conductors. Conducts symphonic and opera repertoire ranging from baroque to world premieres of contemporary music.

       “Maja Metelska mastered the symphony both structurally and musically.
        She has self-confidence and authority, and rightfully so. Her Dvořák
        interpretation conveyed inner strength and vision.”
- Turun Sanomat

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Wodiczko

Scientific Conference commemorating the Polish conductor Bohdan Wodiczko

10 December 2016, Chopin University of Music Senate Hall

“Bohdan Wodiczko - Conductor of the Contemporaneity” - scientific conference organized by the Chopin University of Music Faculty of Conducting and Department of Composition, Conducting and Theory of Music. Director of the conference: dr hab. Maja Metelska

Lecturers of the conference: distinguished musicologists, music theorists, conductors and doctoral students of the Chopin Univeristy of Music.

Participating in the conference will be also special guests - artists, alumni, friends and family of the conductor Bohdan Wodiczko.

Zespol

Concert of the Chopin University of Music Vocal-Instrumental Ensemble

23 November 2016, Elsner Concert Hall in Dziekanka, Warsaw

The Vocal-Instrumental Ensemble constitutes of students of all departments of the Chopin University of Music. It is being taught and organised by dr hab. Maja Metelska.

During the concert there will perform 7 soloists, 11 conductors and a 45-musician symphonic orchestra - students of conducting, composing, singing, orchestral instruments, piano, harpsichord, music education and sound engineering.

Repertoire of the concert: arias by Vincenzo Bellini, Felix Mendelssohn, Stanisław Moniuszko, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, sonnets of Tadeusz Baird and orhestral pieces by Edvard Grieg, Pietro Mascagni and Jean Sibelius.

More information: www.chopin.edu.pl

Coryphaeus

Nomination for the 2016 Coryphaeus of Polish Music award

The world premiere of Dariusz Przybylski’s opera “Orphée” conducted by Maja Metelska (music director and conductor) at the Warsaw Chamber Opera was nominated for the 2016 Coryphaeus of Polish Music award in the category: Event of the year. The Coryphaeus of Polish Music award is initiated by the Polish music community to honour individuals, groups of artists and institutions active in the broad field of Polish artistic music.

More information: www.koryfeusz.org.pl

Krakow

Concerts in Krakow - "Through the Looking Glass of Music – Meetings of Masters"

Krakow Philharmonic, cycle of concerts Musica Ars Amanda
4 & 5 Feb 2016

Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra
Maja Metelska – conductor
Szymon Nehring – piano
Michał Białko – organ

Program:

Igor Stravinsky - Pulcinella Suite (excerpts)
Johann Sebastian Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565
Johann Sebastian Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D BWV 565 arr. Leopold Stokowski
George Thalben-Ball - Variations on a Theme by Paganini for Organ Pedals
Sergei Rachmaninov – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43

More information: www.filharmonia.krakow.pl

Orphee

Orphée – tragédie lyrique en musique
Opera World Premiere

Dariusz Przybylski - Composer & Libretto
Margo Zalite - Stage Director, Scenography & Libretto
Marlena Skoneczko - Costumes
Marek Zamojski - Multimedia
Maja Metelska - Music Director & Conductor

A new reading of the myth about the Greek artist, who descended into hell to find his beloved Eurydice. "My Orpheo is more and more lost, he is not able to seperate life from art, which permeates him and doesn't let him be in peace. He falls into madness, his only dream is to sing - while running away from the love of his life - Eurydice", says the composer Dariusz Przybylski

Opera World Premiere: 15 December 2015 Warsaw Chamber Opera
Performances: 15 Dec, 16 Dec, 17 Dec 2015, 9 Jan, 10 Jan, 13 May, 14 May 2016

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Olimpia z Gdanska

Olympia of Gdańsk - Opera World Premiere

Zygmunt Krauze - Composer
Krystyna and Blaise de Obaldia - Libretto
Jerzy Lach - Stage Director
Hanna Szymczak - Scenography
Marlena Skoneczko - Costumes
Maja Metelska - Music Director & Conductor

The writer Stanisława Przybyszewska, historical figure, is working on her new work -
a novel about Maximillien Robespierre and Olympe de Gouges, author of the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen, 1791. "Olympia of Gdańsk is a play about possession. It may lead to a desire of rising above mediocrity motivated by revenge. Possession can be like an addiction to totalitarian power or to fame for any price, to drugs, to forbidden desires, to escape in madness. The road to liberation is finding one’s own truth even for the price of life", explains the libretist Krystyna de Obaldia. "In opera I seek the person, it's character, attitude, emotions. Singing is to multiply experiences and emotional conflicts of the characters. [...Olimpia of Gdańsk] continues the mainstream of theatrical-dramatic opera" - says the composer, Zygmunt Krauze.

Opera World Premiere: 20 November 2015, Baltic Opera in Gdańsk
Performances: 20 Nov, 21 Nov, 22 Nov 2015

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