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Danuta Chmurska

A conductor, artistic director of the Artos Choir, president of the Władysław Skoraczewski ARTOS Music Society. As a child she joined the youth choir led by Władysław Skoraczewski; she then continued her career at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Warsaw becoming assistant to Romuald Miazga. Since 1981, Danuta Chmurska has been a music teacher and expert responsible for preparing children’s parts (both solo and chorus ones) for operas, oratorio and cantata concerts, ballet and theatre performances (Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, Georges Bizet’s Carmen, Krzysztof Penderecki’s Paradise Lost, Modest Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Karol Szymanowski’s King Roger, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades and The Nutcracker, Joanna Bruzdowicz’s Gates to Paradise, Alban Berg’s Wozzeck, Katarzyna Głowicka’s Requiem for an Icon, Jan Stefani’s The Pretended Miracle, or Krakovians and Highlanders among others).

She has collaborated with many eminent conductors, including Jacek Kaspszyk, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Tomasz Radziwonowicz and Gabriel Chmura, often gaining their recognition. According to Danuta Chmurska herself, her greatest choral achievements include preparing choirs for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and also the children’s part in Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, and a piece by Martin Palmeri – Misa a Buenos Aires – Misatango, performed by the Artos Choir in New York’s Carnegie Hall at the composer’s invitation.

While running the choirs of the ARTOS Music Society, she also initiates and organises concerts and other artistic events. She teaches children, the youth and adults how to use their voice as well as interpretation and artistic expression in the spirit of the Society’s patron and Danuta Chmurska’s master – Władysław Skoraczewski.