Marta Dramowicz-Wojtacka


She graduated in conducting from the Krakow Academy of Music (under Professor Rafał Jacek Delekta) and in organ (under Professor Józef Serafin). She also studied in Graz (Austria) under the direction of Martin Sieghart. She has conducted the philharmonic orchestras of Krakow and Olsztyn, as well as smaller ensembles in Poland and abroad (among others in Germany and Austria). She was an assistant conductor of the Krakow Opera and has worked at the Krakow Academy of Music, where she taught reading scores, led a contemporary music ensemble and assisted with leading the symphony orchestra. She has twice received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture. She organised and conducted concerts by the Temporanea Orchestra (including music for silent films, Karłowicz’s songs – recompositions, a concert with choreography). She works with the Cracow Improvisers Orchestra and specializes in contemporary music of which she has performed many premieres. She is currently working on a doctorate devoted to the conducting of contemporary songs.

Amadrums Trio

Wiktora Chrobak-Mielec, Rafal Tyliba, Maciej Halon studied at the Academy of Music in Krakow in the percussion class of Professor Jan Pilch and Stanisław Welanyk. The ensemble has worked together since 2007. Its repertoire includes works of contemporary percussion featuring different combinations of instruments; compositions containing elements of music theatre and electronic music, works stylistically similar to jazz and their own original compositions. The ensemble has performed at many important festivals in Poland and abroad.

The trio specializes in performing contemporary and light music. They have given a number of premieres of Polish works some of which were written specially for them. Trio Amadrums won the Grand Prix at the “Sounds New” XIV International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition and first prize at the II International Contest for Teachers of Schools of Music. During their concerts, the audience will be introduced to works which combine elements of different cultures.

Ara Ensemble


The contemporary chamber music ensemble Ara Ensemble was founded in October 1993 at the Academy of Music in Krakow in the Department of Contemporary Music, directed by Professor Adam Kaczyński. Ara Ensemble combines different styles and aesthetic conventions. They perform works representing a cross-section of music trends of the twentieth century: from impressionism, through serialism, graphic music, to the latest artistic ideas; sound experiments, instrumental theatre combining music with other arts. The main aim of the group is to promote chamber music by Polish composers of the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first century, working both at home and abroad. In 1994, Ara Ensemble was honoured at the Contemporary Music Competition for Young Performers in Warsaw.In 1995, the ensemble took part in the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

In September, 1999, they were awarded a special prize for the interpretation of a piece of graphic work by Roman Haubenstock – Ramati “Constellations” at the Fifth International Competition of Young Culture in Düsseldorf (Germany). In 2005 they recorded a CD for the Canadian Composers’ Association in Edmonton. The group has performed in Poland, Denmark, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, France, and South Korea. They have has also participated in many festivals, reviews and music seminars in Poland. The ensemble comprise Renata Guzik (flute), Jakub Sztencel (clarinet), Michał Dąbek (cello) and Sławomir Kokosz (piano); other musicians are invited when needed.