Institute for Women Conductors

Monika Wolinska

Poland

Monika Wolinska, recipient of the honorary medal “Meritorious For Polish Culture” from the Polish Government, enjoys an active conducting career around the world. After her successful performance at Carnegie Hall in 2009, the venue’s first performance by a Polish female conductor, New York critics praised her saying, “Monika has what many contemporary conductors lack – a great sensitivity and a wonderful sense of the sound of instruments”. In October 2014 she conducted a concert in the Gorzów Philharmonic Hall with the world famous baritone Thomas Hampson, and in February 2015 a concert dedicated to Marina Jaszwili with the outstanding violinist Roman Simovi?. From 2013-2017, Ms. Wolinska served as Artistic Director of Gorzów Philharmonic Orchestra, and since 2013 she has been Artistic Director of Wojciech Kilar Contemporary Music Festival.

2017 Participants

Particpants:

Alba Bomfim

 

Mélisse Brunet

 

Lina Gonzalez-Granados

 

Karin Hendrickson

 

Carolyn Watson

 

Monica Wolinska

 

Observers:

Marie Bucoy-Calavan

 

Catherine O’Shaughnessy

 

Maria Sensi Sellner

 

Hanah Threlkeld