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Marzena Diakun,

conductor; b. 3rd April 1981 in Koszalin. In 2005 she finished with distinction Mieczysław Gawronski's conducting class at Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw. She finished at Universitat fur Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna Uros Lajovic's postgradual studies class. She studied in Conservatorium Saxion Hogeschool in Enschede (Holland) in Kerry Woodward's conducting class and Nippy Noya's latin percussion class. She was a grand holder from Minister of Art.

She took part in the over polish master courses for Young Conductors lead by Jerzy Salwarowski (1999), Marek Tracz (2001) and Gabriel Chmura (2003) and international conducting master classes lead by Colin Metters, Howard Griffiths and David Zinman in Orpheum Conductor Master Class in Zurich (2003) and by Kurt Masur in 1st Master Course for Conductors (2004).

In 2006, she was finalist (II distinction) of the IV International Lutoslawski Conducting Competition for Young Conductors in Bialystok. She won "Stoart" prize for the best polish conductor in International Fitelberg competition for Conductors in Katowice. She was semifinalist of Donatella Flick Competition in London. In 2007, she won second prize on the International Conducting Competition "Prague Spring".

She performed many times with Academic Orchestra in Wroclaw and Krakow. Twice she was conductor of Symphony Gala of 17th and 18th International Percussion Music Days and she accompanied with Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestra such soloists: Katarzyna Myćka, Nippy Noya, Franz Bach, Pawel Nowicki, Edgar Guggeis and Markus Leoson. She perfomed with solists of Poznan and Wroclaw Opera: Jolanta Żmurko, Barbara Krahel, Jerzy Borowicz and Jerzy Mechliński. She was conductor during tourneys with Polish Opera in Germany. She worked with Czech National Radio and Television Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta Zilina, Philharmonic Orchestras in Wroclaw, Zielona Gora, Rzeszow and Kielce. Since 2007 she is Artistic Director of Wroclaw Youth Orchestra.

 

Artist's own internet site: www.diakun.com