Anna Wiktoria Swoboda
She graduated with distinction from the lute class led by Jerzy Żak at the Academy of Music in Krakow and the Rolf Lislevand class of the Hochschule für Musik Trossingen (Germany). She especially loves solo music of the 17th and 18th centuries for the Baroque lute and chamber music for theorbo and the Baroque guitar as coninuo instruments. She is a graduate of the Department of Comparative Literature at the Polish Philology Institute of the Jagiellonian University. She perfected her playing skills by taking part in many masterclasses, led by Hopkinson Smith, Jacob Lindberg, Joachim Helda, Evangelina Macardi and Anton Birula. She was a fellow of the Baden-Württemberg-Stipendium and Kurt-und-Felicitas-Vössing-Stiftung. Performing basso continuo music, she collaborated with soloists and groups in Poland, as well as internationally, also with opera theatres in Stuttgart (Wilhelm Theater), Pforzheim and Krakow, as well as the Warsaw Chamber Opera, Danmarks Radio Orkestret, Hochschule der Künste Bern and Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig. She took part in the premiere performance and recording of the oratorium „Golia abbattuto” by A. Melani (conducted by J. Żak), in recording the soundtrack to ‘The School for Wives’ play for the Polish Television Theatre (music by A. Konarski, directed by J. Stuhr) and M. Stachowski’s ‘Amoretti’ (1982) series, as well as in audiovisual recording of the Krzeszów tablatures for the Polana National Digital Library.
Anna Wiktoria Swoboda is an editor of the French journal Le Luth Doré, leads workshops and lectures on themes related to lute instruments and lute music and teaches a class on Lute and Early String Instruments at the B. Rutkowski Music Secondary School in Krakow and at the Music Academy in Katowice.