The Crown Tribunal Orchestra

was formed in 1995 in Lublin at the initiative of violist Renaldo Wójtowicz who served as its artistic director until 2010. From the very beginning of its formation the orchestra has used its present name which draws upon Lublin’s cultural heritage. At the inauguration concert the orchestra performed Haydn’s Nelson Mass at the Cathedral of Lublin. The orchestra’s core section is a string quintet. Depending on the repertoire, wind instruments, the organ and the harpsichord are added. In the initial period of its activity, the orchestra established cooperation with choirs from Lublin with which it still cooperates. Since its formation the orchestra has performed numerous concerts. It has appeared at festivals in Lublin, such as: the Days of Organ Music, Żakeria (student culture festival), Wielkopostne Śpiewanie (Singing at Lent). The orchestra has also participated in the Vratislavia Cantans festival in Wrocław and in the Chamber and Organ Music Festival in Hel. It has given numerous concerts of vocal-instrumental music, for example concerts sponsored by the Mayor of Lublin or organised in association with the City of Lublin, concerts on the anniversaries of many choirs, on the occasion of the inauguration of the academic year in Lublin’s universities and taken part in many other events. A concert on the occasion of the conclusion of Poland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union (December 2011) was one of the orchestra’s important artistic projects (the orchestra performed the Messiah by G.F. Haendel).

The orchestra has played under many different conductors In 2010  Przemysław Stanisławski became its music director. 

The orchestra’s repertoire includes numerous vocal - instrumental works by G. G. Gorczycki, J. S. Bach, G. F. Haendel, G. B. Pergolesi, J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, J. Zeidler, S. F. Lechleitner, F. Mendelssohn, C. M. Weber and instrumental pieces by J. S. Bach, T. Albinoni, G. F. Haendel, W. A. Mozart, P. Tchaikovsky, S. Barber, H. M. Górecki, and A. Nikodemowicz. Unknown compositions, performed based on archival material, are another category of the orchestra’s musical interests.

Since 2010 the orchestra’s artistic activities have been carried out under the auspices of the Crown Tribunal Orchestra Association.

 

        Przemysław Stanisławski was born in Poznań. He started his music education at the age of six. He has completed studies in music theory at the Poznań Academy of Music and in orchestral conducting at the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, where he was a student of Prof. Henryk Czyż. 

In the years 1966 – 1986 he was a chorister in Jacek Kurczewski’s Boys’ Choir in Poznań. In 1983 he set up the Affabre Concinui men’s vocal group and was its artistic leader until 1992. The group appeared in many concerts in Poland and abroad. In 1986 – 1991 Przemysław Stanisławski worked at the Pomerania Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz as assistant conductor. At that time he formed the Polish Chamber Choir which specialised in Baroque and Classicist vocal-instrumental music.

         He has conducted numerous orchestras such as: Camerata Academia, Warsaw Chamber Orchestra, Polish Sinfonietta, Polish Chamber Philharmonic, the philharmonic orchestras of Gdańsk, Koszalin, Lublin, Olsztyn, Bydgoszcz as well as orchestras in other countries (Belgium, France, Spain, Japan, USA). In 1991 he was invited to the Flanders Music Festival where he conducted the BRT orchestra and choir in the performance of G. Ligeti’s Requiem. In 1992 he received an invitation from Nantes where he conducted the Orchestre Nationale des Pays de la Loire in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. In the same year he was Poland’s official representative at EXPO ‘92 in Seville. In 1993 he was invited to the International Music Festival in Kyoto where he conducted the local orchestra in J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg concertos and I. Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale.  

         Since October 1993 Stanisławski has led oratorio-cantata and opera music ensembles at the Vocal and Acting Faculty of Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk. He has prepared several dozen opera and oratorio premieres by composers such as H. Purcell, J. S. Bach, G. F. Haendel – Polish premiere of oratorio Susanna, J. A. Hasse – Poish premiere of Cleofide, G. B.  Pergolesi, D. Cimarosa, J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, G. Rossini, S. Moniuszko, G. Donizetti, G. Puccini, H. Czyż, T. Z. Kassern The comedy of the dumb wife (world premiere), G. C. Menotti The old maid and the thief (Polish premiere), M. Rimski-Korsakow The Tsar’s Bride  (Polish premiere).

         Przemysław Stanisławski has recorded many works for Polish and foreign radio and television stations as well as some CDs (Polish Renaissance Music; G. F. Haendel’s Messiah; W. A. Mozart’s Requiem; T. Z. Kassern’s Comedy of the dumb wife).

In 1995-2000 Przemysław Stanisławski cooperated with the orchestra of the F. Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw with which he went on concert tours to Benelux, France and Spain.

         Przemysław Stanisławski – conductor from the Polish Tricity works also with musicians from Lublin where he has prepared the performance of several vocal-instrumental works, for example Magnificat and St. Matthews’ Passion by J. S. Bach (1998), oratorio Susanna by G. F. Haendel (2002), Requiem by W. A. Mozart (2005), Vesprae solennes de confessore by W. A. Mozart (2006), oratorio Messiah by G. F. Haendel (2011). He has conducted the Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Crown Tribunal Orchestra and choirs from the city.

         In 2010 he became the music director of the Lublin-based Crown Tribunal Orchestra and in April 2011 also the music director of Camerata Lubelska.

 

 

 

 

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