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Jadwiga Rappé – laureate of the Jerzy Kurczewski Award

Jadwiga Rappé – chairman in the voice category at Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition is the laureate of the Jerzy Kurczewski award!! Outstanding Polish singer received an award for vocal achievements and for artistic personality!

The award is to artists from 1999. Among the laureates were Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Wojciech Kilar and Krzysztof Penderecki. The chairman of the jury is prof. Krzysztof Meyer, and honorary chairman prof. Krzysztof Penderecki.

Jadwiga Rappé – one of the most outstanding Polish singers, alto, graduate of the Department of Polish and Slavic Philology (University of Warsaw), student of professor Zofia Bregy and graduate of the Vocal Department of The Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw in professor Jerzy Artysz class; an active member of Polish Association of Music Artists since 1977; engaged in issues of Polish heritage in Poland and abroad (private benefactor of organ restorations and private sponsor of parts of renovation works in Vecpils church in Latvia); 2006-2009- Jadwiga Rappe held an office of president of Witold Lutosławski society. 2009- Jadwiga Rappe performs as artistic director of “Chain VI” festival which is organized by the Witold Lutosławski Society. ; since 2005 Chair of Council of the Anna and Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz Museum in Stawisko; 1995 – 2010 lecturer in the Vocal Department of Frederic Chopin Collective State Music Schools; professor for the Vocal Department of The Frederic Chopin Music University in Warsaw; creator of a number of exceptional concert projects with the participation of Academy of Music students; Jury member of various auditions and vocal competitions in Poland and abroad; Awarded the Gold Merit Cross.

In 1980 First Prize Laureate and Gold Medal in the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig; Laureate of Gold Medal in Festival of Young Soloists in Bordeaux in 1981.

Jadwiga Rappé has performed in many European countries, as well as in the USA, Canada, and Japan, in prestigious concert halls and opera houses such as: Musikverein and Konzerthaus (Vienna); concert halls in Graz, Linz, Salzburg (Austria); La Salle Pleyel, Theatre des Champs-Elisees, Theatre Chatelet, and Musee d’Orsay (Paris); concert halls in Lille, Lyon, Strasburg, Toulouse, Nice, Montpellier, Colmar, La Chaise Dieu (France); Teatro San Carlo (Monaco); Madrid Philharmonic, and Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra Hall (Madrid); concert halls and theaters of Seville, Bilbao, Valencia, Oviedo, Malaga, and La Coruna, (Spain); Gewandhaus (Leipzig); Gasteig and Herkulessaal (Munich), Semper Oper (Drezden), Deutsche Oper (Berlin), Hamburg Philharmonic Hall, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Mannheim, Ludwigsburger Schlossteater, Stuttgart Philharmonic Hall, Frankfurt Opera, Frankfurt Alte Oper (Frankfurt am Main); Karlsruhe Theater (Germany), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam); Hilversum Radio Hall (the Netherlands); theaters in Brussels, Geneva, Victoria Hall (Geneva); Carnegie Hall (New York); the Kennedy Center (Washington D. C.); concert halls of Chicago, Philadelphia, and Boston (USA); Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa (Canada); São Paulo (Brazil); Caracas (Venezuela); theaters in Las Palmas, Santa Cruz, Puerto Rico, Santa Caecilia Hall; RAI (Rome), RAI (Turin), concerts in Venice, Cagliari, Florence, Naples, and Taormina (Italy), philharmonic halls in Oslo and Bergen (Norway); Stockholm and Gothenburg (Sweden); Copenhagen (Denmark); Helsinki and Turku (Finland); Reykjavik (Iceland); concert halls of Moscow and Samara (Russia); philharmonic halls in Prague and Brno (Czech Republic); Bratislava (Slovakia); Budapest (Hungary); Bucharest (Romania); Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Beer-Sheeva, and others (Israel); theaters in Edinburgh and Glasgow (Scotland); Covent Garden, Royal Albert Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall (London, England); concert halls in Birmingham (England) – to name only the most important ones.

She is vested with huge and versatile repertoire, mostly oratorio and song, spanning from Baroque to contemporary music. Her repertoire also includes operatic parts, which range is still spreading.

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