The new piece of Hadi Ayan Bod “Il Secondo Gravita” was premiered by Cracow Music Academy Contemporary Ensemble under the direction of Partycja Pieczara; one of the most talented young conductors in her generation.
Born in Kraków, conductor Patrycja Pieczara made her debut with the Polish National Radio Symphony and Kraków Philharmonic orchestras in 2011 and is increasingly appearing as a guest conductor throughout the region.
In 2016⁄17 season among others, she will debut with the Scottish National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan (UK).
During the 2015⁄16 season she had her UK debut with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Mexican debut with Oaxaca Symphony Orchestra. She also opened 114th season of the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2014 she was appointed Associate Conductor at the Grand Theatre in Poznań, where she conducted Carmen in June. She leads the opening nights of Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol and Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges there this season.
Other 2014⁄15 highlights include her debuts with the Tokyo Symphony, Bilkent Symphony (Turkey) and Szczecin Philharmonic orchestras. She also led the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, founded by Elżbieta and Krzysztof Penderecki, in a special concert premiering several orchestral works by late-romantic Polish-German composer Xaver Scharwenka.
In the 2012⁄13 and 2013⁄14 seasons Pieczara returned several times to the Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra; she also debuted with Orchestre Atelier-Ostinato (Paris) and conducted the Philharmonic orchestras of Białystock, Rzeszów and Częstochowa. In 2011⁄12 she toured Germany with the Kraków Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and appeared with the Istanbul State Symphony, National Podlaska Philharmonic and Slovak State Philharmonic orchestras. She recently conducted the National Estonian Youth and Spirit of Europe orchestras, and continues to work closely with young Polish composers in the context of her own contemporary music ensembles, Odyssey and the Glyptos Ensemble.
Pieczara began her musical studies at the piano and holds Master’s degrees in Music Theory and Conducting from the Kraków Music Academy, where she studied with Josef Radwan and Tadeusz Strugala. In 2016 she received PhD degree at the Music Academy in Krakow. As a part of her dissertation she made Polish premiere of Xaver Scharwenka Symphony in C-minor after 130 years of on Xaver Scharwenka. She has worked with Neeme and Paavo Järvi at the Järvi Summer Festival (Estonia), Helmut Rilling at the International Bach Academy Stuttgart, and Mark Stringer at the Internationale Sommerakademie Wien. In December 2009 she was chosen to work with Colin Metters, Peter Stark and Sean Farrell as part of London’s International Conducting Masterclass, and in 2010 she was appointed Assistant to the Music Director at the Kraków Opera House.