TAKI-ALSOP FELLOW 2022
Polish Conductor Anna Duczmal-Mroz is the current Taki-Alsop Fellow, previous fellows including among others Karina Canellakis and Mei-Ann Chen. In summer 2022, Anna Duczmal-Mroz conducted her US debuts with the National Orchestra Institute the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming projects include St Saens’s organ symphony with the London Mozart Players and a debut with the Orchestre National de Bretagne, alongside her regular concerts with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio.
Anna Duczmal-Mróz has been principal conductor of the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of the Polish Radio since 2009. This extraordinary ensemble was originally founded by her mother, ground-breaking conductor Agnieszka Duczmal, in 1968.
Anna has performed in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Austria, France, Spain, Mexico, Japan, and South America and has collaborated with numerous orchestras in Poland including the National Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, and the NOSPR. She has performed at important festivals in Poland, Germany, France, Spain, Mexico, and South America, and worked with soloists such as Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Avi Avital, Daniel Hope, Ingolf Wunder, and Kirill Troussov.
Anna premiered as a music director of Mendelssohn’s ballet “Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Baltic Opera in Gdańsk and M.Małecki’s “Argue in Recco” in Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Anna Duczmal-Mróz has produced many critically acclaimed and award winning recordings for the DUX label with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra PR and is a champion of Polish repertoire which she regularly programs in concerts in Poland and abroad.
Anna has been a jurist in international conducting competitions including the Antal Dorati Conducting Competition and has served as conductor of the Toruń Symphony Orchestra during piano masterclasses held the Paderewski Piano Academy in Poland which featured world-renown pianists.
Anna served as assistant conductor to Maestro Antoni Wit at the Warsaw National Philharmonic in 2006-07 and assisted Maestro Eiji Oue at the NDR Radiophilharmonie in 2004-05. She made her conducting debut in Poland in 2003 with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of the Polish Radio.
Anna started her music education as a violinist. During violin studies with Prof. Krzysztof Węgrzyn at the Hohchshule fur Musik und Theater in Hanover, Germany, her conducting talent was discovered by Maestro Eiji Oue, who mentored her from 2001-2005. In 2000 Anna founded and conducted the Benjamin Britten Kammerorchester, a student orchestra in Hanover, Germany. She graduated with honors, conducting her diploma concert with the NDR-Radiophilharmonie in Hanover. Anna is a multiple scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland.