Studio Krytyka is a platform for constructive critic of classical music events, mainly opera performances but also concerts, recitals and vocal competitions. It allows confrontation of opinions from different points of view thanks to the cooperation with numerous music critics, journalists and bloggers.
Studio Krytyka originates in Poland. Primarily written in English it is the first website enabling people all over the globe to learn about Poland’s classical music life where in recent years, many new amazing concert halls have been built and several opera houses have been renovated. The audience is growing from year to year and is ever more demanding. For that reason we believe that there is an interest in what is happening here. Moreover, reviews of events happening everywhere can be encountered in our blog space, and open to comments by all who want to contribute. We hope for a great adventure and exciting exchange of ideas!
Mateusz Borkowski – journalist and music critic, graduated in Musicology at the Jagiellonian University and in Journalism at the Pedagogical University of Cracow. He is a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin State Music School in Cracow. Borkowski cooperated i. a. with Ruch Muzyczny, Muzyka w Mieście, Gazeta Wyborcza, Tygodnik Powszechny and the monthly periodical Kraków. He wrote commentaries in various program booklets for symphonic concerts and operas and is an author of a cycle of conversations Philharmonic is People, a publication dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Kraków Philharmonic. He is a co-author of an album For you I sing - interviews for the 50th Jan Kiepura Festival in Krynica Zdrój and an author of an extended interview with Jan Kalinowski and Marek Szlezer from Cracow Duo (From under the stage, 2017). Borkowski is a member of the culture section of Dziennik Polski. He was nominated to the Małopolska Journalists' Award 2016. On daily basis, he is teaching music theory in music schools in Cracow.
Anna Woźniakowska – a graduate of the Academy of Music in Cracow (Music theory), music critic, lecturer and publicist, longtime head of the editorial board of the Polish Radio Music Broadcasting Station in Cracow. For many years she has been cooperating with Dziennik Polski. She was a co-founder and an editor of Miesiąc in Kraków – an information and publicity monthly periodical devoted to Cracow's culture and science. Currently she is writing for Ruch Muzyczny, Twoja Muza, monthly periodical Kraków and Nowe Książki. She is an author of articles in Music Encyclopedia PWM and Cracow Encyclopedia PWN, as well as of books about Cracow's music life and its leading figures, such as: Maestra. Jadwiga Romańska's Life in Art (Cracow, 1998), Tadeusz Żmudziński. A Pianist and a Teacher (Cracow, 2002), 60 Years of the Karol Szymanowski's Philharmonic in Cracow (Cracow, 2004), One Must Be Able to Dream. An Interview with Marek Stachowski(Cracow, 2005), Rivers Flow Through Different Channels. Conversations with Adam Walaciński (Cracow, 2008), Cracow Deserves an Opera (Cracow, 2014). She has been awarded with such distinctions as: Knight's Cross OOP, brown medal Gloria Artis, Golden Laurel for mastery in spreading knowledge about Cracow's music and music life, order Honoris Gratia awarded by the President of Cracow in recognition of distinguished service to the city.
Gniewomir Zajączkowski is a musicologist and Jewish heritage specialist. He writes about classical music for Zeszyty Literackie, Kultura Liberalna and Dwutygodnik.
Szymon Żuchowski is a writer and a translator. His texts appear in Zeszyty Literackie, Kultura Liberalna, Dwutygodnik, Literatura na Świecie and Twórczość. He is the author of poetry books Ars amandi, vita brevis (2014) and Podział odcinka (2016).
Clarinetist, student of musicology, organizer of cultural events. From high school, Paulina Książek is fascinated by the figure of Medea in literature and art, to whom she devotes her scientific path.