Mirosława Cieślak

Mirosława Cieślak is a native of Upper Silesia, Poland. She graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland with a double major in organ performance and music theory. As a recipient of the ERASMUS scholarship she studied at the Music University in Hamburg, Germany. She holds a master‘s degree from Conservatorium van Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She studied historical keyboard instruments and sacred music at the Music University FRANZ LISZT in Weimar, Germany. She plays concerts in her homeland; in Germany, where she currently lives; and abroad (Europe, USA, Canada). Highlights of these performances include: the Mosel Musikfestival, the Nieuwe Kerk Lunchconcerten in Amsterdam, the Kaasmarktconcerten in Alkmaar, the Bach Biennale Festival Weimar, Boston Bach Birthday, Orgel punkt Zwölf in Naumburg, Orgelklang 12 in Merseburg, and Thüringer Orgelsommer. She served as the Music Director of St. Joseph Basilica in Webster, MA. In 2015, Mira was a recipient of the Graduation Scholarship Program, which supported the recording of her first solo compact disc, Ein Zusammentreffen der Traditionen (A Confluence of Traditions). This marvelous album presents European music from the 18th century (mainly from a Polish manuscript) for organ, harpsichord and clavichord. She was a finalist of the International Music Competition Svirél (2016) in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, where she won the Golden Award. In Spring 2017, she worked as the Assistant Organist of the City Church of Naumburg on the historical Hildebrandt Organ. As of 2018, Mirosława serves as cantor for Querfurt, Germany and as regional cantor for the District of Merseburg. She performs regularly with Argentinian tubist Patricio Cosentino. She also plays concerts with flutist Franziska Trommer and guitarist Robert Pauli as Ensemble Nepalropa. She is also the organist of the Brass Band BlechKLANG and harpsichordist of the ensemble Camerata Temporalis, which specializes in early and contemporary music. In addition, Mira has written many choir arrangements of popular and sacred songs.

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