Christoph Slowinski was born in 1954 into a family of musicians in Poznań. After completing his studies with honors at the Warsaw Academy of Music in the piano studio of Prof. Jan Ekier, he continued his studies as a scholarship holder of the Kościuszko Foundation at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington under Prof. György Sebök. Following his return to Europe, he began an international concert career with a large number of radio productions for Polish Radio, Radio France, and Radio Belgrad, as well as recordings of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concertos with the Polish Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Jerzy Maksymiuk. From 1979 to 1982 he studied conducting with Prof. Volker Wangenheim at the Cologne College of Music. Engagements at German opera houses, including in Dortmund, Hanover, Mannheim, and Berlin, followed starting in the early 1980s. During the 1999/2000 season, he was musical director of the Teatr Wiełki in Poznań, from 2000 to 2003 artistic director of the Opera Bałtycka in Gdańsk, where among other things he conducted the first Polish performance of Verdi’s Luisa Miller. Between 2009 and 2013 he was again at the Teatr Wiełki as opera director and conductor, where he was responsible for a series of highly acclaimed rediscoveries of Polish chamber operas. Christoph Slowinski collaborated with eda records already in 2014, conducting the Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra on the 5th volume of its ‘Poland Abroad’ series with world premiere recordings of works by Jerzy Fitelberg, Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern and Michał Spisak.
Photo: (c) Mariusz Wyderyński
Komponist: Józef Koffler
Komponist: Jerzy Fitelberg, Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, Michał Spisak