Anna Moniuszko



She graduated with honours from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (with major in leading vocal and vocal-instumental ensembles) and Postgraduation Choirmaster Studies at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz (2004).

She obtained a PhD degree in 2010 and a doctor habilitatus degree with major in Conducting in 2014.

In 2003, she began work at a branch of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Białystok as an assistant of conductor Prof. Bożenna Sawicka and became the Associate Conductor of the Choir of Medical Universty in Białystok. Conducting the ensemble, she received the first prize at the International Choir Competition in Łódź (Canto Lodzensis, 2007), the first prize and the Award for the Best Conductor at the International Choir Festival in Prevezie (Greece, 2008), the first prize at the 3rd International Choir Festival Wratislavia Sacra in Wrocław (2013), the Silver Diploma at the Rimini International Choir Competition (Italy), the first prize, the Golden Diploma and the Special Award for the Best Conductor at the 7th International Slovakia Cantat Competition in Bratislava, 2015.

In 2005, she founded the DILETTO Early Music Ensemble who specalise in performing works from the Renaissance and Baroque. The group’s repertoire consists of instrumental and vocal-instrumental works from the Baroque including great oratorios: Messiah and Israel in Egypt by G. F. Händel, Ascension Oratorio: Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen by J. S. Bach, passions: St John Passion by J. S. Bach, Brockers Passion by G. F. Händel, as well as odes: Hail, bright Cecilia! by H. Purcell and Eternal source of light divine by G. F. Händel. DILETTO’s artistic achievements also include performances of operas by H. Purcell (Dido and Eneas and The Fairy Queen), G.B. Pergolesi (La Serva Padrona), J. Blow (Venus and Adonis), N. Piccinni (Polish premiere of the operas La buona figliuola and II Cavaliere per amore), and A. Sacchini (Polish premiere of the opera La Contadina in corte).

Anna Moniuszko pays significant attention to promoting the works of early Polish composers, includng those who have been discovered recently and whose works remain unknown to the broad public. In accordance with this idea, she recorded two albums with DILETTO: Andrzej Siewiński – opera omnia and Dawni Mistrzowie – nowo odkryci (Eng.: Old Masters – newly discovered), which were included in the collection Polska Muzyka Dawna (Polish Early Music) of the prestigious record label DUX.

Anna Moniuszko received the Scholarship for Young Artists (2009) and the Scholarship for Professional Artists (2010) from the president of Białystok. She is the author and coordinator of the concert series Muzyka Mistrzów Baroku (Music of Baroque Masters) in Białystok presenting the works of early composers in historic venues of Białystok. She is also the Art Director of the Festiwal Sztuk Dawnych – Imieniny Izabeli Branickiej (Festival of Early Arts – Name Day of Izabela Branicka), the goal of which is to introduce the modern public to the culture and art from the great days of the Branicki Palace in Białystok. Since 2016, she has been the Director of the International Choir Competition Cantu Gaudeamus in Białystok.

In 2016, she received the Arts Award from the President of Białystok for her lifetime artistic achievements.

She currently works as an assistant professor at her home university.

Łukasz Olechno



He graduated from the General Secondary Music School in Białystok, from the organ class of Prof. Maria Terlecka. He continued his education at the Department of Instrumental and Educational Studies in Białystok, a branch of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He graduated with honours in 2010, majoring in church music.   In 2010, he received the first prize at the Young Choirmasters Competition in Białystok. Since 2007, he has been the organist of the Choroszcz parish. He is the conductor of the parish choir and the Schola Gregoriana Sancti Dominici male ensemble, with whom he has received numerous awards in sacral music competitions. He is the co-founder and member of the vocal quartet Cantamen. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Association of Polish Church Musicians as well as the Church Music Committee of the Białystok Archdiocese. He is a member of the Via Musica Foundation board. Their activities include organising the Cameralis et Sacralis Festival in Choroszcz.

For multiple years, he has cooperated with numerous choirs from Białystok as a conductor, tutor, accompanist and arranger.



of Medical University of Białystok