A webinar on “Improvisation in choral music and its impact on the ability of singers” will be held by Joanna Piech-Sławecka, professor at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, as well as conductor, oboist, vocal coach, on Thursday, 17th September 2020, at 5 pm live on the Facebook page of the Student Cultural Center and the Faculty of Arts in Niš fb page. This lecture continues the cycle of webinars for students in the field of audio-visual arts called “Art has no boundaries”, organized by the Student Cultural Center Nišin cooperation with the Faculty of Arts in Niš.
Dr Joanna Piech-Sławecka – conductor, choirmaster, oboist, speech therapist, voice emission trainer. She graduated from the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz: oboe in the class of prof. K. Wroniszewski and choir conducting with prof. J, Stanecki (scholarship of the Minister of Culture and diploma with honors). She participated in a conductor’s masterclass by FriederBernius and a baroque oboe course with prof. Frank de Bruin. She completed postgraduate studies in oboe with prof. M. Koczorowski and Choirmaster in the class of prof. B. Błoński and prof. R. Handke. She expanded her interest in voice emission to include postgraduate studies in speech therapy.
Since 2002, he has been cooperating with the Chamber Choir of the University of A. Mickiewicz in Poznań (2003-2013 – assistant conductor to prof. K. Szydzisz). Currently, he is the second conductor of the ensemble and assistant professor at WP-A UAM in Kalisz, where she conducts the conducting class. In 2015 and 2016, she was an assistant conductor of the Polish National Youth Choir in projects with Werner Pfaff, Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny, Roger Treece and Marcin Wawruk.
She gives concerts with chamber musicians both in Poland and abroad, incl. in Lithuania, England, Ireland, Spain, France, Bulgaria, Australia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Germany, South Korea, USA. In 2012, the Adam Mickiewicz University Chamber Choir under her direction won the second place in the category of mixed choirs at the Balkan Folk Fest in Bulgaria. She had the opportunity to prepare various artistic projects: premieres and performances, including: JS Bach’s “Passion according to St. John”and “Passion according to St. Mateusz” with M.Sompoliński,”Missa Tango”by M. Palmeri, “Masses by S. Moniuszko”, “Arion”by Z. Koziej with the Polish Chamber Orchestra “Amadeus”conducted by A. Duczmal, “MissaFlamenca” with Paco Peña, the final of the Malta 2011 festival together with the La FuradelsBaus group in Los Nodies. Among the completed choral projects, you can find concerts with improvised music, Jewish, Gypsy, shanties, jazz, songs by KabaretStarszychPanów, classical old and contemporary music. In 2017, he is a music assistant and vocal trainer for the play “Hymn do miłość” by Marta Górnicka at the Polish Theater in Poznań.
She participated in recordings of vocal and vocal-instrumental music, including archival recordings for Polish Radio (Adam Mickiewicz University Chamber Choir and Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of the Polish Radio), recordings with EwaBem, StanisławSoyka, Sebastian KarpielBułecka, ElżbietaTowarnicka, MałgorzataWalewska, BogdanHołewska.
She is the deputy director of the International Festival of University Choirs “UniversitasCantat” at the Adam Mickiewicz University and the president of the Association of Friends of the Adam Mickiewicz University Chamber Choir in Poznań.