Young Polish conductor, Marta Kluczyńska, brings a balance of passion, intellect, dynamism and technique to her opera and ballet performances.

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Biography

Marta Kluczyńska graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in symphony and opera conducting under Professor Marek Pijarowski and piano under Professor Elżbieta Karas-Krasztel. She then participated in master classes taught by conductors such as Colin Metters, Gabriel Chmura, and Jerzy Salwarowski. She also took part in workshops organised by the European Network of Opera Academies during Edinburgh Festival in the UK and at Académie Européenne du Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in France run by Peter Eötvös (2011).

She debuted at the Polish National Opera in 2008/2009 season at the age of 24, conducting In the Land of the Magic Flute. She went on to conduct several ballet productions: Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Don QuixoteTristan, and And the Rain Will Pass… In 2013 and 2014 she was behind the pulpit for the world premieres of operas for voices and hands by Jagoda Szmytka, Transcryptum by Wojtek Blecharz, Victory over the Sun by Sławomir Wojciechowski, and Solarize by Marcin Stańczyk as part of the P Project.

Maestra Kluczyńska has performed with Sinfonia Varsovia, the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, the Polish Radio Orchestra, the Łódź Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sinfonia Juventus Orchestra, the Świętokrzyska Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of Szczecin Opera, and the Orchestra of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (UMFC). She has also performed at such festivals as Warsaw Autumn, Wratislavia Cantans, Musica Polonica Nova or Bydgoszcz Opera Festival (guest performance with the Orchestra of the Polish National Opera and the Polish National Ballet in May 2015).

She was assistant conductor for several dozen productions at the Polish National Opera, which enabled her to expand her opera and ballet repertoire significantly. She has worked with Valery Gergiev, Marc Minkowski, Stefan Soltesz, Jacek Kaspszyk, Jerzy Maksymiuk and Gabriel Chmura. She was also the assistant conductor for Tannhäuser at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile.

Marta Kluczyńska has worked with students of the UMFC on opera performances, including: Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore for the inauguration of the Youth Theatre of Warsaw Chamber Opera (2013), Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream staged at the Polish National Opera’s chamber auditorium (2012), Puccini’s La bohème, Moniuszko’s Halka (Vilnius version) and Spectres, as well as Schubert’s Die Verschworenen.

In the 2016/2017 season, Marta Kluczyńska conducted S. Moniuszko’s The Haunted Minor and Tchaikovski’s ballet The Nutcracker at the Polish National Opera and G. Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Worcław Opera. She also conducted the Finals and the Concert of Laureates at the 17th Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Competition in Nowy Sącz, Poland.

In 2011 she was named the best Polish participant of the V Witold Lutosławski International Contest for Young Conductors.

Opera Repertoire

B. Britten, A Midsummer Night's Dream
G. Donizetti, L'elisir d'amore
G. Donizetti, Lucrezia Borgia
C. W. Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice
C. Gounod, Faust
S. Moniuszko, Halka
S. Moniuszko, Verbum Nobile
S. Moniuszko, The Haunted Manor
S. Moniuszko, Widma
W. A. Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro
W. A. Mozart, Don Giovanni
W. A. Mozart, Die Zauberflöte
M. Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov
K. Penderecki, Die Teufel von Loudun
G. Puccini, La bohème
G. Puccini, Tosca
G. Puccini, Madama Butterfly

G. Puccini, Suor Angelica
G. Puccini, Turandot
G. Rossini, Guglielmo Tell
F. Schubert, Die Verschworenen
K. Szymanowski, King Roger
A. Tansman, Le serment
P. Tchaikovski, Eugene Onegin
P. Tchaikovski, The Queen of Spades
G. Verdi, Nabucco
G. Verdi, Rigoletto
G. Verdi, La Traviata
G. Verdi, Don Carlos
G. Verdi, Aida
R. Wagner, Der Fliegende Holländer
R. Wagner, Tannhäuser
R. Wagner, Lohengrin
M. Weinberg, Die Passagierin