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Joanna Klisowska (Soprano)

Born: Wroclaw, Poland

The Polish soprano, Joanns Klisowska, began her musical education in Wroclaw - first as a violinist, and then as a singer at the Academy of Music in Professor B.E. Werner's class. Afterward, she completed Baroque singing course under the artistic direction of C. Ansermet (Milan) as well as graduated with honours from a two-year post-graduate studies at the faculty of early music at the Musikhochschule Trossingen under the direction of Christian Hilz and Maria Cristina Kiehr. She also worked under the direction of famous Polish singer Jolanta Zmurko and attended numerous courses devoted to Baroque music performance led by Gloria Banditelli, Peter Kooy, Barbara Schlick, J. Christensen, L. Brunmayr-Tutz, inter alia.

Joanna Klisowska specializes in performing music of the Baroque and Classical periods. She is, however, also interested in French music from the end of the 19th century, Lieder and contemporary music.

Joanns Klisowska carries out intense concert activity. She collaborates with C. Astronio, G. Capuano, Robert King, Sigiswald Kuijken, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Václav Luks, Pál Németh, Peter Neumann, M. Schuldt-Jensen, M. Toporowski, Ch.Toet, R. Vettori as well as with such groups like Accademia della Arcadia, Artsemble, Bozen Baroque Ensemble, Il Canto di Orfeo, Collegium 1704, Divina Armonia, Immortal-Bach-Ensemble, Stuttgarter Vocal Ensemble, Mitteleuropea Orchestra Barocca, La Verdi Barocca (Director: Ruben Jais).

Joanns Klisowska gives concerts all over Europe. She has performed at many festivals: Festival Ambronay, Rheingau Musik Festival (Germany), Wratislavia Cantans (Wroclaw), Settimane Barocche (Brescia), Musica e Poesia a S. Maurizio (Milan), Festival Hendlowski [Heandel Festival] (Poznan), Festival Internazionale di Danza e di Musica Antica (Milan), Festival Brezice (Brezice), Festival di Musica Barocca di Rovino (Rovigno), Festival Mozart (Rovereto), Maj z Muzyka Dawna [May with Early Music] (Wroclaw), Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Muzyki Organowej i Kameralnej [International Festival of Organ and Chamber Music] (Wroclaw), Musica Elettronica Nuova (Wroclaw), among others.

Joanns Klisowska also conducts educational activity and master music courses. For two years, she has been in the jury of Concorso Internazionale di Musica Antica, which takes place in Pienza (Italy).

Presently, together with G. Capuano and Il Canto di Orfeo group, Joanna Klisowska is recording all the oratorios of Carissimi and Rossi. In her recording oeuvre, one can find the currently discovered Oratorium Musicum Der Mensch ein Gottesmörder by L. Mozart recorded with Bolzano Baroque Ensemble (C.Astronio) under the direction of Claudio Astronio for Amadeus (Italy) as well as motets by F.A. Bonporti recorded for the Austrian ORF (Alte Musik). Currently, she is working on a new CD, presenting repertoire for soprano and bass, with the participation of Peter Kooy for Stradivarius (Italy).

More Photos

Source: Joanns Klisowska Website (Photos 01-06 by Michal Siergiejiewicz; Photos 07-14, 16-17, 19-20-21 by Malgorzata Kujda; Photos 15, 18 by Tomasz Kmiecik; Photos 22-28 by Mariusz Maciejewski))
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2012)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Václav Luks


Video: BWV 243, BWV 249

Links to other Sites

Joanna Klisowska - Sopran (Official Website) [Polish/Italian/English]

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