Institute for Women Conductors

Monika Wolinska


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


Alba Bomfim


Mélisse Brunet


Lina Gonzalez-Granados


Karin Hendrickson


Carolyn Watson


Monica Wolinska



Marie Bucoy-Calavan


Catherine O’Shaughnessy


Maria Sensi Sellner


Hanah Threlkeld