Anna Duczmal – Mróz after her debut at the festival in Bad Kissingen has been hailed by the German newspaper “sensational conductor”.
Anna “has the personality and willingness to glance into a piece of music with her own view” – wrote the Rzeczpospolita journalist summarizing the 7th International Grzegorz Fitelberg Competition for Conductors.Read more...
Anna Duczmal-Mróz is a daughter of a world famous conductor Agnieszka Duczmal.
Anna started her music education as a violinist. Her conducting talent was discovered during the student orchestra rehearsal at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, where she was studying violin with Prof.Krzysztof Wegrzyn. The conductor of the orchestra, Eiji Oue, suggested that orchestra members volunteer to take his place at the podium and conduct the orchestra. As a result of this experiment- “competition”, Anna was invited by Maestro Oue to study conducting with him (2001-2004). In June 2004 she graduated with honors and conducted NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover on her diploma concert.
In 2000 she founded a student orchestra-Benjamin Britten Kammerorchester in Hannover with which she was giving concerts in Germany. Her interpretation of Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale was so successful that the organizers repeated this concert a few months later.
In 2003 since her polish debut with Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio she is regulary recording and conducting concerts with this orchestra.
In 2004/2005 season she was an assistant coductor to Eiji Oue at NDR-Radiophilharmonie.
In January 2006 to June 2007 after the competition for the assistant position she was an assistatnt conductor to Antoni Wit at Warsaw National Philharmony.
Anna Duczmal- Mróz repeatedly led concerts with orchestras in Germany, Italy , Belgium, Austria, France, Spain, Japan, Mexico and South America, and has worked with all the major orchestras in Poland, including Warsaw National Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia , National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio . Anna has performed in great concert halls such as the Wiener Konzerthaus Mozart Saal, the Gustav Mahler Saal, the Max Littmann Saal, the Palais des Beaux -Arts in Brussels and at many major festivals in Poland (such as Chopin and his Europe, Ludvig van Beethoven Easter Festival), Germany and South America. She led concerts with such known soloist as Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Avi Avital, Daniel Hope, Kirill Troussov, Ingolf Wunder, Georgij Osokins, Veriko Tchumburidze.
Since 2009, Anna is the second conductor of the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio with which she regularly performs and recording Polish music , which can be found on many cd albums. Her concerts have been broadcast by Polish Radio and Nord Deutsche Rundfunk. Cooperation with Capella Bydgostiensis resulted in burning the cd for DUX – ” Best of the twentieth century ” under the auspices of the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music.
In 2009-2016 she gave masterclasses together with the Torun Symphony Orchestra and the great pianists such as Ilya Scheps , Robert McDonald, Andrzej Jasinski in Paderewski Piano Academy.
In 2014 Anna Duczmal-Mróz gave conducting masterclasses and concerts in South America.
In 2015 Dux and CPO released two discs with Anna-Music by Sebastian Krajewski and Symphony no 10 by M.Weinberg.Both together with Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio. In 2016 disc with M.Weinberg’s 10th Symphony was nominated for the most important Polish awards – Fryderyki.
In 2018, DUX released her second disc connected with the registration of all chamber works of Mieczysław Weinberg , recorded with Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio.
In 2018 she made her debut as an opera conductor, with Maciej Małecki contemporary opera Awantura w Recco new production in Opera Nova Bydgoszcz. The critic of the “Theater Journal” wrote that “Anna Duczmal-Mróz extracted the soul of this musical work, with a great mastery and unusual sensitivity”.
Anna Duczmal-Mróz is a multiple holder of scholarships of Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.