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is an honors graduate of the Krakow Academy of Music, where she studied under Prof. Witold Herman. She perfected her skills in classes of such masters as Milo š Sadló, Daniel Szafran and Michel Schwalbe. She is a laureate of numerous competitions. In 1989, she received a special prize of the Cologne Hochschule fur Musik for her talent, her art, and her performance of works by Krzysztof Penderecki. In 1994, she appeared as a soloist in the famous concert Hommages a Lutosławski at the "Warsaw Autumn” International Festival of Contemporary Music, where she performed Witold Lutosławski’s Grave for cello and string orchestra to a great applause by the public and much critical acclaim. On Krzysztof Penderecki's own invitation she presented his solo and chamber works at concerts in Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic and Poland.
Her repertoire ranges from masterpieces by J.S. Bach to contemporary works by such composers as K. Penderecki or W. Lutosławski.
Dorota Imiełowska has been performing chamber music with such celebrities as Halina Czerny-Stefańska, Elżbieta Stefańska, Kaja Danczowska, Nigel Kennedy, Jerzy Maksymiuk, and at festivals and concerts in all countries of Europe, in Asia and in the U.S. She acted as concertmaster in Sinfonietta Cracovia, and for Krystian Zimerman’s Polish Festival Orchestra in their world tour in the Chopin Year of 1999.
She has premiered dozens of solo cello works written for her by numerous composers. She records for TV, radio, and CD labels. She has released two solo albums: Cello and In Memory with premiere pieces by polish composers (KOCH Int.) and Trios by Mendelssohn and Shostakovitch.
Her last album with premiere recordings of compositions for cello and orchestra (Beethoven Academy Orchestra) has received the prestigious record label Le Ring de ClassiqueInfo. She collaborates with Polish Quartet ensemble from Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Ms Imiełowska is a valued performer of Jewish music, both traditional and classical; hers was the premiere performance of F. Kaufmann’s Kaddish.
She teaches a cello class at the Krakow Academy of Music; she is also the initiator and organizer of numerous artistic projects. Critical reception
I have known Ms Dorota Imiełowska, currently tutor at the Musical Academy in Cracow, for many year all an outstanding cellist with versatile interests and artistic skills, who performs excellently classical music and gives original interpretations of contemporary music.
Prof. Dr (hon.) Krzysztof Penderecki
In Dorota Imiełowska's immaculate presentation, works by Krystyna Moszumańska-Nazar and many other composers sound perfect.
Dr Maciej Negrey
[the performers included] a wonderfully talented cellist, Dorota Imiełowska, who had already shown herself in string quartets by Penderecki, and especially in ,,Capriccio per Siegfried Palm“ and ,,Per Slava“. It is also thanks to her highly expressive performance that Kirchner's ,,Und Salomo Sprach...“ for solo cello became a notable experience.
Dr Wolfram Schwinger
(from Penderecki - Biographie)
Dorota Imiełowska, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org