Born in 1988 in Warsaw, Poland she begun conducting after 12 years of musical training.


Having received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Orchestral & Opera Conducting from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, she relocated to Vienna to pursue her Master studies in Orchestral & Choral Conducting with Professors Mark Stringer, Yuji Yuhasa and Erwin Ortner at the University of Music and Performing Arts.


She has been a participant in master classes by Bertrand de Billy, Simone Young, Clark Rundell, Gustav Meier and James Ross and festivals Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, European Academy for Choral Conductors, Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and

Orchestra Musicians and Die Internationale Sommerakademie PWB.


Mrs. Gardolinska has appeared as conductor with the Polish Baltic Chopin Philharmonik i Gdansk,


the Spirit of Europe Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of Filharmonia Podkarpacka A. Malawskiego in Rzeszów, Poland. Some of the stages where she has performed include the Baltic Philharmonic Hall in Gdansk and the Wiener Konzerthaus, where she led the debut of the Valsassina Ensemble.


With which composer would you like to go for a coffee?/ Which composer would you have liked to go for a coffee with?


Haydn - he seems like a very funny guy and I love laughing, Debussy - magnificent composer who put focus on pure, beautiful sound, Ravel and Rimski-Korsakov together because of their orchestral imagination.






Where would you most like to perform?


La Scala, Berlin Philharmonic Hall... I don't know. Of course all of those great halls with big history, but I have to say, that after having already performed in the viennese Konzerthaus, Salzburger Festspielhaus, Moscow Conservatory - one gets a bit calmer about those things. It's not about the name of the place but about the music you make and musicians you're there with.









With whom would you ideally like to collaborate?


With professional musicians that make music with passion, are open minded, collaborative, honest and responsible. That opens a possibility of endless musical pleasure










What was your finest moment on stage?


As conductor - Rachmaninov 2nd piano concerto. It wasn't really even on stage but in a rehearsal room during a conducting lesson. We did 2nd movement, I had a fantastic pianist (also a conductor) Dan Zhou. Making music together seemed so obvious, beautiful and was very powerful. I couldn't sleep that night.






Which work would you like to conduct?


Mahler 2nd Symphony, Debussy La Mer, Panufnik Sinfonia Sacra, Szymanowski Stabat Mater, the Rite of Spring ;)









Can music change the world?


In a sense, yes. In my opinion, what is most important for creating a shape of our world are mass media. Stuff that a common man hears after turning on the radio, TV or searching randomly through youtube. If you ask me what classical music could bring to the world, it is for sure sensitivity, compassion, reflection. I think we all need that.


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Directory Board:

León de Castillo, Slavisa Zezelj, Florian Moser, Max Smirzitz