Dr hab. Mariusz Mróz – conductor of the Academic Choir of Gdańsk University of Technology. He is the organizer of musical life at the Gdańsk University of Technology (symphonic concerts, chamber music, nationwide and international choral festivals). In the years 2000-2012 he was the president of the Gdańsk branch of the Polish Association of Choirs and Orchestras (Polski Związek Chórów i Orkiestr – PZCHiO), and also he was a member of the PZCHiO General Board in Warsaw. He is a laureate of the Nationwide Competition of Conductors in Poznań (1990), and participant in the Master Conducting Course in Bruges (Belgium 1991). He also realizes himself as a pedagogue and symphonic conductor, by conducting the orchestra of Secondary Music School in Gdańsk. He gave concerts on many domestic and foreign stages (Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Mexico, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, the Netherlands, Hungary, Macedonia).
Artistic and scientific interests: orthodox church music, baroque music, contemporary music and music sociology.
Among the innumerable concerts one can mention oratorio concerts with music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Ramirez, Kilar, Szymanowski, Orff and Nowowiejski.
Examples of titles of oratorial works:
Johann Sebastian Bach Magnificat
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Wojciech Kilar Missa Pro Pace
Franz Liszt Christus
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Davide Penitente
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem in D minor
Carl Orff Carmina Burana
Ariel Ramírez Misa Criolla
Karol Szymanowski Stabat Mater
He has prepared over 110 oratorio concerts with the Academic Choir of the Gdańsk University of Technology, including 65 concerts conducted personally as a conductor.
He took part in 32 national and 22 international choir competitions and festivals where he received a total of 55 awards and distinctions (3 Grand Prix, 3 prizes for the best conductor of the festival, 11 first places, 13 gold diplomas).
He prepared theatrical and operatic performances, including:
K. Pawluśkiewicz „Nieszpory Ludźmierskie” reżyseria Robert Gliński
Bock „Fiddler on the Roof” direction: J. Gruza, J. Szurmiej
M. Schönberg „Les Misérables” direction: J. Gruza
Bernstein „West Side Story” direction: T. Dutkiewicz
Tchaikovsky „Eugene Onegin”
W. Gluck „Orfeo ed Euridice”
He was honoured for his artistic and didactic achievements:
PZCHiO honour badge – gold with laurel wreath
Award of the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk – for merits in the field of culture
Medal of the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk
Award of the Director of the Music School – for achievements in didactic and educational work on the occasion of the National Education Day (annually)
Bronze Medal of the jubilee of the 800th anniversary of Żukowo –for creating and organizing a choir festival in Żukowo, which continues to this day
Medal for merit for the Gdańsk University of Technology
Hevelius’ Medal – Gdańsk University of Technology
He is the author of many publications on orthodox music, a speaker at scientific conferences, a juror at national and international choral competitions, among others is a juror at the International Festival of Children and Young Choirs “Rainbow” – St. Petersburg (Russia).