Grażyna Wolter-Kaźmierczak

Dr. hab. Grażyna Wolter-Kaźmierczak (PhD with habilitation), conductor, associated professor at the Choral Music and Music Education Department of the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. Received a musical arts doctoral degree with habilitation in the artistic field of conducting. Graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Musical Education at F. Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz (1998), where she attended prof. Janusz Stanecki’s conducting course, and completed Choirmasters Postgraduate Studies (2000). She won 1st place at the 2nd Faculty Conducting Competition (1997) and received two scholarships of the Minister of Culture.
Since 1998 she has been working at the Faculty of Conducting, Jazz Music and Music Education at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. She teaches conducting, score reading and is an academic works consultant.
Since 1997 she works in the field of choir music. In 1997–2012 she was a conductor of HALKA Song Society in Wyrzysk, and with this choir won numerous prestigious awards at many festivals and competitions in Poland and abroad (Greece, Italy, Slovakia, Bulgaria). In 1998–2000 she conducted Halka Male Choir, and in 2005–2007 – Chamber Choir of Nakło. Since 2008 she has been a conductor of St. Matthew Church Choir in Bydgoszcz, which she created.
Since September 2009 she has been conducting the Symphonic Orchestra of the J. Zarębski 1st and 2nd Level State Music School in Inowrocław. With this orchestra she performed for the first time ever the works of Aleksandra Brejza (Dźwiękogimnastyka dla mamy, taty i brzdąca co bryka and Die Schumannreise).
In 2011, in collaboration with Symphonic Orchestra and Choir of the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, she recorded the performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.
She is a jury member of regional and national choir competitions. She also collaborates with choirs participating in the Choir Academy – Singing Poland program in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship.