Walter-Mazur, Magdalena, gained her PhD from the Department of Musicology of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (thesis on the madrigal-motet in seventeenthcentury Germany, published in Poznań, 2004), where she has since worked as an assistant professor. In 2004, she published a Polish translation of Christoph Bernhard’s treatise Tractatus compositionis augmentatus. For some years, she conducted research into music theory and seventeenth-century German Protestant music. Her current interests include the musical culture of female convents on the territory of the Commonwealth of Poland-Lithuania during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. She has broadened her main area of interest - the relations between music, religion, spirituality and social life - with aspects of source and gender studies.
Wieczorek, Ryszard J.
Wieczorek, Ryszard J., professor and Head of the Department of Musicology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1990 for a monograph on the 16th century Italian musical thought and his habilitation in 2003 on the basis of the book Muzyka figurata w Saksonii i na Śląsku u schyłku XV wieku. Studia nad repertuarem kodeksów menzuralnych Berlin 40021, Lipsk 1494 I Warszawa 5892 [Musica figurata in Saxony and Silesia at the end of the 15th century. Studies on the repertoire of the mensural codices Berlin 40021, Leipzig 1494, and Warsaw 5892] (Poznań, 2002). His research interests include the history of Polish, Italian and German music of the 15,h-17th centuries and the problems of organology. He is the author of two books and a number of articles published in Poland, Germany and Italy.
Wojtczak, Ziemowit, Graduate of the Music Academy in Łódź in the singing class of Professor Halina Romanowska. At the same time he studied methodology of the teaching of singing with Professor Tatiana Mazurkiewicz. Soloist of the Music Theatre in Łódź during the years 1991-2011, he has also performed in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France and Italy. In total, he has made nearly 400 appearances abroad in more than 140 European cities. Since 1992 he has also taught the solo singing class at the Music Academy in Łódź; for many years he has been the mentor of the Vocalists’ Science Circle; he is a member of the Academy’s Senate, as well as acting as supervisor and reviewer of many M.A., Ph.D. and habilitation theses. In 2003 he was awarded the ‘Services to Culture’ order of merit by the Minister of Culture and Art, and on three occasions he has been the recipient of the prize of the Rector of the Music Academy in Łódź. In 2006 he was awarded the degree of Dr hab. of art, and since 2007 has held the post of assistant professor at the Music Academy in Łódź. He also specialises in the performance of artistic songs and, together with the pianist Aleksandra Nawe, has recorded two CDs with this repertory. He has authored the book Wieczory z liryką wokalną [‘Evenings with lyrical songs’] and numerous scientific articles on vocal music; he has also served as the science editor of a number of publications issued by the Department of Vocal Music at the Łódź Music Academy. Over a period of ten years he was also a regular contributor to the journal ‘Muzyka21’, publishing over a hundred record reviews and numerous articles.
Wójtowicz, Ewa, Ph.D., music theorist, assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Kraków (Chair of Music Theory and Interpretation). She received her Ph.D. in 2006 for a dissertation on the symphonic output of the Polish composer Ludomir Michał Rogowski. In her research she has focused on the 20th century Polish music, including the oeuvre of Tomasz Sikorski, Stefan Kisielewski and Krzysztof Penderecki. She is the author of a book dedicated to the life and work of Ludomir Michał Rogowski (Sylwetka życia i twórczości. Kraków, 2009).
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