Warsaw University of Technology Academic Choir

Warsaw, Poland

Dariusz Zimnicki - conductor

Competition Concert

Title Composer Lyrics
If ye love me T. Tallis Bible
Do me justice, O God F. Mendelssohn Bible
Our father A. Badev Bible
Songs of Sobotka Part 4 K. Serocki Traditional
O Sacred Hostia V. Miskinis Bible

Warsaw is the capital of Poland and one of the most important academic, cultural and choral centres of the country. Warsaw University of Technology Academic Choir was established in 2001. In the same year the Choir initiated and organized 1st Mazovia Festival of Academic Choirs “Gaudeamus” where it gained an honourable mention for a successful debut. In the following years the Choir organized two editions of another Festival of Academic Choirs “Vivat Academia” and set it as a part of its tradition.

The choir repertoire consists of an enormous richness of choir music from Renaissance till 20th century. The Choir had the honour to present great vocal pieces (G. Verdi “Requiem”, A. Vivaldi “Gloria”, C. Orff “Carmina burana”, L. Bernstein “Candid”) together with orchestras such as Polish Radio Orchestra, Polish National Philharmonic Symphonic Orchestra and Sinfonia Varsovia.

Currently the conductor of the WUT Academic Choir is Dariusz Zimnicki, graduate of Conservatoire of Vilnius (Lithuania) and Warsaw Music Academy. He received a scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture for outstanding academic achievement in 2001. In 2002 in the Nationwide Young Choir Conductors contest Dariusz Zimnicki won third prize and an individual prize for K. Szymanowski’s song interpretation in Poznan. He also participated in the International Choral Music Interpretation and Conducting Course in Vilnius, Lithuania, under conduction of B. Holten and B. Chilcott. Vocal education is run by Joanna Protasiuk, graduate of Vocal Department of Warsaw Music Academy, scholar of Polish Ministry of Culture and participant of many international vocal courses. Conductor’s assistance is Justyna Banaszkiewicz.

Most important achievements of WUT Academic Choir: 2008 - 21st Sligo International Choral Festival (Ireland) - Grand Prix Finalist; 2007 - International Festival The Hajnowka’s Days of Orthodox Music (Poland) - 1st prize; 2005 - Warsaw International Choral Festival (Poland) - 1st prize and “Golden Lyre”.

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