About

Magdalena Pawlisz is a Polish conductor, a finalist of I Atlantic Coast Conducting Competition in Portugal and a semi-finalist of the Opera Competition in Orvieto. Her doctoral research on Franciszek Lessel (1780-1838) has led to a modern world-premiere of his Mass in C Major in May 2021.

Magdalena Pawlisz obtained her Master’s degree in Conducting at the Berlin University of Arts. She is currently pursuing a post-graduate Executive Master in Art Administration at the Zurich University and Doctoral studies on the unknown music of Franciszek Lessel at the Music Academy in Kraków.

Magdalena Pawlisz has worked with leading orchestras in Europe, such as Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchestra de Cadaqués, among others. The engagements in 2021 include concerts with Częstochowa Philharmonic and University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

The range of my musical interests spans from the sources of European classical music – Viennese classicism and Polish pre-Chopinian period – through German 19th century music of Wagner and Brahms, to the Polish 20th century music of Szymanowski and Karłowicz. I also advocate for the new music, particularly written by female composers, in order to address under-representation of women in the history of classical music.

Magdalena Pawlisz was born in 1990 in Gdynia and has played the violin since 7. She has learned the craft of conducting with Raphael Delekta, Colin Metters, Steven Sloane and Harry Curtis. Magdalena Pawlisz is alumna of the Royal Philharmonic Society Women Conductors and the Rotary New Generations Service Exchange.

Schedule

University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra | CONCERT

University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra | CONCERT

October 22nd, 2021 Magdalena Pawlisz debuts with UGSO After a successful rehearsal of “The Bat” with the orchestra and singers in December 2019, the Artistic…

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MODERN PREMIERE of Mass in C Major by Franciszek Lessel

MODERN PREMIERE of Mass in C Major by Franciszek Lessel

May 14th, 2021 Symphony Orchestra of the Częstochowa Philharmonic The Collegium Cantorum Choir of the Częstochowa Philharmonic Agata Widera-Burda, soprano Weronika Kępka, alto Grzegorz Rogut,…

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MESSIAH | Lundbysymfonikerna & Motettkör

MESSIAH | Lundbysymfonikerna & Motettkör

December 1st, 2019 C Ph E Bach: Organ concerto in G major Haydn: “Farewell” symphony No 45 Händel: Excerpts from “Messiah” Brahms: Academical Feast Ouverture…

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CONCERT | Rotary Institute for Baltic Countries 2019

CONCERT | Rotary Institute for Baltic Countries 2019

September 27th, 2019 Grażyna Bacewicz, Concerto for String Orchestra (1948) Kurt Atterberg, Suite for Violin, Viola and String Orchestra (1917) Edvard Grieg, From Holberg’s Time: Suite in olden…

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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LONDON | Courses for Women Conductors

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LONDON | Courses for Women Conductors

July 1st to July 5th, 2019 Magdalena Pawlisz took part in the Women Conducting Course for opera, held at the Royal Opera House and National…

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CONCERT | Rotary-UNESCO Conference 2019

CONCERT | Rotary-UNESCO Conference 2019

April 27, 2019 Rotary-UNESCO conference in Zamość Program: W. Kilar, Polonaise, movie theme from Pan Tadeusz S. Moniuszko, Mazurka from the opera The Haunted Manor J….

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POLIFONICA VOGHERESE | XXXI. Christmas Concert in Voghera

POLIFONICA VOGHERESE | XXXI. Christmas Concert in Voghera

December 15, 2018 XXXI. Christmas Concert in Voghera (Italy) Choir Polifonica Vogherese “Angelo Gavina” (Music Director: Michele Viselli) Orchestra da camera di Voghera Magdalena Pawlisz…

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Credentials

It’s inspiring both to be conducted by Magdalena and to watch her work. All her experience and good training as a conductor makes her a calm and efficient leader in the rehearsals. She works with good authority and minds many details as well as the broader picture while making good structure of the rehearsals until the performance. – Daniel Björkdahl, Music director of Lundby Symphonic Orchestra and Choir, Gothenburg

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

Szerokim echem odbił się koncert uczniów Państwowej Szkoły Muzycznej I i II stopnia im. Karola Szymanowskiego pod Pani batutą. Występy solistów i orkiestry sprawiły naszym gościom wielką radość, były zachwyty i wzruszenia. (…) Koncert z pewnością pozostanie w pamięci naszych gości jako jeden z najwspanialszych momentów ich wizyty w Zamościu. – Artur Suski, President RC Zamość Ordynacki

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, Professor Emeritus in Conducting, Royal Academy of Music London

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