Born in Krakow in 1983, conductor Patrycja Pieczara debuted with the Polish National Radio Symphony and Krakow Philharmonic orchestras in early 2011. Over the last six years she has worked with Helmut Rilling at the International Bach Academy, Professor Mark Stringer at the Internationale Sommerakademie Wien, and has participated in London’s International Conducting Masterclass with Colin Metters, Peter Stark and Sean Farrell. Most recently she worked with Gabriel Chmura at Krakow’s Music Academy. In early 2010 Patrycja was Assistant to the Music Director at Krakow Opera House working on productions of Bizet’s Carmen and Johann Strauss’ Der Zigeunerbaron. Patrycja began her musical studies at the piano, graduating from the city’s Secondary Music School. She took a Masters Degree in Music Theory at Krakow’s Music Academy before beginning conducting classes there in 2006. She studied with Professor Josef Radwan and Professor Tadeusz Strugala, achieving a Master’s Degree “summa cum laude” in June 2011 following her final diploma concert with the Krakow Philharmonic.
"… she is fully controlling the score, determined and is moving freely in the element of music…” (Ruch Muzyczny, July 2011)
“A convincing, courageous, energetic, self-confident artist, one of the most interesting young conductors. She is predominating over the musical form, knows how and where to go, clearly painting a picture of form with broad, free but precise gestures... under her baton the light Overture of Fledermaus by J. Strauss had so much lyricism and unpretentious sensitivity. The finale of the Mozart's Jupiter was dynamic, powerful and majestic.” (Opera i Filharmonia Podlaska, May 2011)