Artists

DMus Hab., organist, composer, conductor, expert in Gregorian music. He graduated from the

Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, where he majored in church music (organ – Magdalena Czajka, conducting – Sławek A. Wróblewski) and from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in the composition class of Stanisław Moryto (all degrees with honours). In the 2006/2007 academic year Michał Sławecki studied at the Conservatorio di Musica Alfredo Casella in L’Aquila/Italy (composition - Alessandro Sbordoni, organ and Gregorian chant - Giandomenico Piermarini) and did an internship at the Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra in Rome (Gregorian chant – Alberto Turco, Daniel Saulnier). He majored in Gregorian chant performance in the class of Nino Albarosa (Cremona) and took part in the courses of Johannes Berchmans Göschl (Munich), Kees Pouderoijen (Vienna), Franz Karl Praßl (Graz), Federico Bardazzi (Florence), Giovanni Conti (Lugano), Heinrich Rumphorst (Berlin), and Alexander M. Schweitzer (Oslo). He actively propagates Gregorian chant through courses, concerts and festive liturgies in Poland and abroad. Sławecki is a laureate of awards and honourable mentions in composers' and choral competitions. Since 2010 he has been the artistic director of the Organ and Chamber Music Festival in Nałęczów, and since 2012 of the Legnica Organ Conversatorium festival of contemporary music. He performs as a soloist, chamber musician, accompanist and conductor. Michał Sławecki is an assistant professor at the Unit of Church Music at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. His current research is concentrated on the theory and interpretation of the Western liturgical monody based on the oldest available adiastematic sources in the spirit of Dom Eugène Carine (Gregorian semiology, semiological modality, semiological aesthetics).

Sławecki is actively engaged in academic work. He is often invited as a speaker to symposia, conferences and academic seminars, as well as to Gregorian chant interpretation courses in Poland and abroad. He is the author of numerous publications on Gregorian chant, choral conducting and sacred music. In 2013 he established the Schola Gregoriana Cardinalis Stephani Wyszyński male choir where he works with post-classical repertoire, thus propagating the monodic music of Jasna Góra in a unique manner. In 2014 he became the conductor and artistic director of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University Choir, with which he has been associated since 2001(first as a chorister and since 2007 as an assistant conductor). He is also the founder, artistic director and conductor of Mulierum Schola Gregoriana Clamaverunt Iusti, with which he won the 59th International Polyphonic Competition "Guido d'Arezzo" (in the canto monodico christiano categories – concorso and rassegna) in 2011. The album Verbum Incarnatum. Tajemnica Słowa Wcielonego w śpiewie gregoriańskim i ambrozjańskim z improwizacjami saksofonowymi (Verbum Incarnatum. The Mystery of the Incarnate Word in Gregorian and Ambrosian chant with saxophone improvisation) with the participation of Paweł Gusnar (saxophone) and Mulierum Schola Gregoriana Clamaverunt Iusti directed by Michał Sławecki was chosen the album of the year and won the prestigious Phonographic Academy Fryderyk 2016 award in the early music category.