dr Małgorzata Podzielny
She studied music education and theory of music at the Academy of Music in Wrocław, where she obtained two diplomas with distinction. She also completed postgraduate studies in choral conducting at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. Since 2002, she has lead the ‘Con Brio’ Choir of the Grażyna Bacewicz 1st Grade Music School in Wrocław, and since 2006 – the ‘Rondo’ Vocal Ensemble whose members recruit from ‘Con Brio’. From 2003–2010, she was deputy manager of Church Music Studies of Opole University. Since September 2009, Małgorzata Podzielny has been Artistic Director of the NFM Boys’ Choir.
In 2010, Małgorzata Podzielny obtained a PhD in Arts, and at present is a senior lecturer at the Department of Music Education, Choral Studies and Church Music of the Academy of Music in Wrocław. There she runs a conducting class and children’s vocal ensembles methodology class. As a recognised specialist in children’s and youth choirs, she is regularly invited to seminars devoted to work with young choristers. She is the author of Kształtowanie postawy artystycznej młodego chórzysty (Shaping the Artistic Attitude in a Young Chorister), published by the Academy of Music in Wrocław in 2014.
She holds a number of awards for the best conductor granted by the jurys of choral competitions. Her honours include a ‘Merit to Polish Culture’ badge and a Second Grade Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Her ensembles participate in national and international competitions, winning numerous awards, so far over 70.