Bio

Magdalena Pawlisz conducted many prominent opera orchestras, including those of the Royal Opera House in London, Welsh National Opera in Cardiff, Komische Oper Berlin. She also worked with a range of symphony orchestras, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Kammerakademie Potsdam or Orchestra de Cadaques, to name a few.

Magdalena Pawlisz studied conducting with Rafael Jacek Delekta, Steven Sloane, Harry Curtis, as well as in masterclasses with Colin Metters. She assisted Michail Jurowski, Enrico Calesso, Patrik Ringborg at Mainfranken Theater Würzburg and GöteborgsOperan. As guest conductor, she has already performed in Italy, Sweden, Germany and in her native Poland.

Magdalena Pawlisz obtained Master’s degree at the Universität der Künste Berlin and a Doctoral degree at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow. Her doctoral research has led to a revival of Franciszek Lessel’s Mass in C Major (c.1800), performed under Magdalena’s baton for the first time in 2021.

Magdalena Pawlisz has a Bachelor in Violin and has concluded post-graduate Executive Master in Art Administration studies at the Zurich University.

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University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra | Hensel, Kraus, Prokofiev

November 18th, 2022 Magdalena returns to UGSO to conduct an exciting program of Fanny Hensel: Hero und Leander J.M.Kraus: Symphony in Ciss minor VB 140…

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Doctoral dissertation | Lessel’s Mass in C Major

March 22nd, 2022 This doctoral dissertation proves that Polish 19th century music for the European music circles does not begin only with Chopin, because the…

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University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra | LUTOSLAWSKI, MAYER, BEETHOVEN | Live-stream

University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra | LUTOSLAWSKI, MAYER, BEETHOVEN | Live-stream

October 22nd, 2021 Magdalena Pawlisz conducted the University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra Emilie Mayer, Ouverture No. 2 in D major Witold Lutosławski, Concerto for Orchestra…

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Częstochowa Philharmonic | LESSEL Mass in C Major | Live-stream

Częstochowa Philharmonic | LESSEL Mass in C Major | Live-stream

May 14th, 2021 Magdalena Pawlisz conducted the Częstochowa Philharmonic During this concert, a lost work – Mass in C Major (c.1800) by Franciszek Lessel (c.1780-1838)…

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Cappella Gedanensis | BACEWICZ, GRIEG, MORRICONE | Rotary Institute 2019

Cappella Gedanensis | BACEWICZ, GRIEG, MORRICONE | Rotary Institute 2019

September 27th, 2019 Magdalena Pawlisz conducted the Cappella Gedanensis Grażyna Bacewicz, Concerto for String Orchestra (1948) Kurt Atterberg, Suite for Violin, Viola and String Orchestra (1917) Edvard…

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Orchestra of the Royal Opera House | MOZART, BENJAMIN | RPS Women Conductors Course

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House | MOZART, BENJAMIN | RPS Women Conductors Course

July 3rd-5th, 2019 Magdalena Pawlisz conducted the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the CHROMA-Ensemble The Women Opera Conducting Course was organised by the…

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Polifonica Vogherese | HUMMEL, BACH, HAENDEL | XXXI Christmas Concert in Voghera

Polifonica Vogherese | HUMMEL, BACH, HAENDEL | XXXI Christmas Concert in Voghera

December 15, 2018 Magdalena Pawlisz conducted the Polifonica Vogherese choir and Orchestra da camera di Voghera XXXI Christmas Concert in Voghera (Italy) J. N. Hummel,…

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Credentials

Ihre solide Vorbereitung und eine sehr gut entwickelte Schlagtechnik haben ihr ermöglicht, sich am Pult mit der notwendigen Souveränität zu beweisen. – Enrico Calesso, Generalmusikdirektor des Mainfranken Theaters Würzburg, ständiger Gastdirigent am Landestheater Linz

The first thing to mention is her musical and personal integrity. Many conductors at the present time promote themselves with much bravura and superficial talent. Magdalena does not follow this fashion. – Colin Metters, Hon RAM, Professor Emeritus in Conducting, Royal Academy of Music London

Magdalena just conducted a concert with Lutoslawski’s Concerto for orchestra and Beethoven’s 7th symphony and both the orchestra and the audience were really thrilled with her performance. Her emotional dedication and natural authority make every rehearsal a joy for the musicians and her attention for detail and her musicality guarantee satisfying performances. – Henrik Schaefer, Music Director Folkoperan Stockholm, Artistic Director Masters in Orchestra Performance at the University of Gothenburg, Former member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

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