Anna Duczmal-Mroz

Biography

Anna Duczmal-Mróz is the Fellow of Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship 2022-2024. 

Anna Duczmal – Mróz after her debut at the  Bad Kissingen Winterzauber Festival was called “really sensational conductor…She is technically flawless, she conduct very focused, precise…perfectly builds tension and can maintain them, can achieve stron emotional contrasts, finds suprising turns…” T.Ahnert/2010

Polish conductor Anna Duczmal-Mróz has been principal conductor of the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of the Polish Radio since 2009 with which she regularly performs around the world, record  Polish music and her concerts have been broadcast by Polish Radio. This extraordinary ensemble was originally founded by her mother, ground-breaking conductor Agnieszka Duczmal, in 1968.

 Anna Duczmal- Mróz repeatedly led concerts with orchestras in Germany, Italy , Belgium, Austria, France, Spain, Japan, Mexico and South America, and has worked with all the major orchestras in Poland, including Warsaw National Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia , National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio . In July 2022 she had her debut with Chicago Symphony Orchestra and National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic in USA. Anna has performed in great concert halls such as the Wiener Konzerthaus Mozart Saal, the Gustav Mahler Saal, the Max Littmann Saal, the Palais des Beaux -Arts in Brussels and at many major festivals in Poland (such as Chopin and his Europe, Ludvig van Beethoven Easter Festival), Germany and South America. She led concerts with such known soloist as Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Avi Avital, Daniel Hope, Kirill Troussov, Ingolf Wunder, Georgij Osokins, Veriko Tchumburidze.

Anna Duczmal-Mróz is a great propagator of Polish music during concert in Poland and abroad, on record companies  and on radio stations around the world.  She is a creator of the world’s first 5-disc series of  all chamber symphonies by Mieczyslaw Weinberg  witch were recorded for  the German publishing house CPO and Polish DUX and was appreciated by critics in Poland, Germany, France and Spain. The album recived the Spanish award of the Scherzo Magazine – “Exeptional” and brought 3 nominations for Fryderyki Award and ICMA Award (2020).

Anna Duczmal-Mróz is an author of an article about M. Weinberg’s symphonic music in the Spanish Music Magazine Scherzo.

In 2022 she gave conducting masterclasses at Elbląg Music Masterclass.

In 2021 Anna Duczmal-Mróz was a jury member of Antal Dorati International Conductors Competition and Von Bulov International Conducting Competition and a chamber music competition.

In 2018, as music director, she prepared the premiere of contemporary opera “An adventure in Recco or Tree of freedom” by Maciej Małecki to the libretto of Wojciech Młynarski  in Opera Nova and the premier of  F. Mendelsohn’s “Midsummer Night Dream” balett in Baltic Opera in Gdańsk.

Anna Duczmal-Mróz’s recordings  also include albums recorded with Polish Radio – Amadeus Chamber Orchestra: an album with Sebastian Krajewski’s music recorded  for DUX in 2015,  Astor Piazzola’s LIVE concert with Wiesław Prządka – bandoneon and Kazimierz Serocki’s – Sinfonietta for two orchestras in 100/100 Project – Fryderyki Award. Cooperation with Capella Bydgostiensis resulted in burning the cd for DUX – ” Best of the twentieth century ” under the auspices of the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music.

In 2014 Anna Duczmal-Mróz gave conducting masterclasses and concerts in South America.

In 2009-2016 she gave masterclasses together with the Torun Symphony Orchestra and the great pianists such as Ilya Scheps , Robert McDonald, Andrzej Jasinski  in Paderewski Piano Academy.

In 2004/2005 season she was an assistant coductor to Eiji Oue at NDR-Radiophilharmonie. In January 2006 to June 2007 after the competition for the assistant position she was an assistatnt conductor to Antoni Wit at Warsaw National Philharmony.

Anna started her music education as a violinist. Her conducting talent was discovered during the student orchestra rehearsal at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, where she was studying violin with Prof.Krzysztof Wegrzyn. The conductor of the orchestra, Eiji Oue, suggested that orchestra members volunteer to take his place at the podium and conduct the orchestra. As a result of this experiment- “competition”, Anna was invited by Maestro Oue to study conducting with him (2001-2004).In 2000 she founded a student orchestra-Benjamin Britten Kammerorchester in Hannover with which she was giving concerts in Germany. In June 2004 she graduated with honors and conducted NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover on her diploma concert.

Anna Duczmal-Mróz is a multiple holder of scholarships of Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.

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Review
Barrier-Breaking Alsop Hands Baton To Women In A Festival Showcase
https://classicalvoiceamerica.org/
Wed, 2022-08-03
"Polish conductor Anna Duczmal-Mróz, a 2022-24 Taki fellow, seemed completely at ease leading Montgomery’s work, effectively communicating with facial expressions and an animated left hand to go along with the main beat provided by the right. With expansive gestures, she urged the orchestra forward when the music gained momentum and drive. In short, she acquitted herself well in what was clearly a major opportunity to show off her skills." by Kyle MacMillan
Women conductors spotlighted in “Breaking Barriers” festival at Ravinia
chicagoclassicalreview.com
Sat, 2022-07-30
"Of course, merely providing push, exposure and guest conducting opportunities won’t amount to much if the talent to go the distance isn’t there. And in that respect Alsop appears to have chosen well with her new and recent mentorees: the 2022-24 Taki Alsop conducting fellow Anna Duczmal-Mróz, along with alumnae Laura Jackson and Jeri Lynne Johnson, each making her CSO debut on Friday. A native of Poland who heads that country’s Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Duczmal-Mróz got her Ravinia moment at the top of Friday’s program, which held the first CSO performance of Source Code by Jessie Montgomery, the orchestra’s current composer-in-residence. The trouble with the string-ensemble version heard on Friday is that the affecting intimacy of expression of the original is sacrificed to creating a fat, rather amorphous string sonority—something essential feels missing. That said, Duczmal-Mróz’s clear beat, vigorous body language and fluid control worked to accentuate the positive, resulting in a fervent reading. Her career progress will bear watching." By John von Rhein
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