Mirosław Janowski

Mirosław Janowski. A graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. In 1984–95 he worked first as an assistant and subsequently as choir conductor at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw. In 1995 he was appointed choir director of the Musical Theatre Roma, and since 1998 he has again worked with the Chorus of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera.

In his artistic career, Mirosław Janowski has prepared choirs to over 100 premieres and 2000 performances directed by Willy Decker, August Everding, Achim Freyer, Harry Kupfer, Keith Warner, Robert Wilson, Mariusz Treliński, Krzysztof Warlikowski, Marek Weiss, and Michał Znaniecki, in collaboration with such conductors as José Cura, Enrique Diemecke, Plácido Domingo, Patrick Fournillier, Valery Gergiev, Marc Minkowski, Alberto Zedda, Łukasz Borowicz, Gabriel Chmura, Jacek Kaspszyk, Kazimierz Kord, Wojciech Michniewski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Andrzej Straszyński, and Antoni Wit.

He has conducted choirs for an array of productions, notably Aida, Boris Godunov, Carmen, The Queen of Spades, The Devils of Loudun, Don Carlos, Halka, King Roger, The Flying Dutchman, Madame Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, Mary Stuart, Eugene Onegin, Paradise Lost, Turandot, Wilhelm Tell and many others. He has also prepared choirs for operettas and musicals (including West Side Story and Wonderful Town) and worked for the Walt Disney and Warner Bros studios. Mirosław Janowski was artistic director of the Harfa Singers Society, has conducted the Polish Radio Orchestra and Sinfonia Varsovia, and currently collaborates with the Romuald Traugutt Philharmonic, for which he has recorded patriotic songs with the Media Choir ensemble.