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Chamber Choir of Poznań „Fermata” of University of Arts in Poznań, Poland
Conductor: dr Mateusz MJ Sibilski

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Chamber Choir of Poznań „Fermata” of University of Arts in Poznań, Poland


Fermata” Chamber Choir of the University of the Arts Poznan is a small group of singing enthusiasts from Poznań. The group consists of students and graduates of Poznań universities who share a passion for chamber and often even solo performances of all kinds of vocal music. The repertoire of this group includes masterpieces of early music as well as works written specifically for Fermata by more contemporary artists. The choir also sings popular hits of pop music and jazz.
Thanks to such an extensive repertoire, Fermata” is often invited to take part in important concerts, prestigious festivals and academic events. The group was founded in 1990 by Dr Mateusz MJ Sibilski who has always been the choir’s artistic director. It is the 32nd artistic season of the ensemble and over 30 years of operation of the choir have resulted in numerous top prizes won in Polish and European competitions. Fermata has a lot of phonographic works including six albums. Polish music has a special place in the choir’s library.


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Dr Mateusz MJ Sibilski

born in Poznań, graduated from the Academy of Music in Poznań where he studied music education as well as symphonic conducting. He was also associated with the
Academy of Music in Wrocław during his symphonic conducting studies in the class of prof. Marek Pijarowski. Dr Sibilski is an active conductor combining work with professional music institutions and the amateur movement. As a conductor he has always been associated with the choir Fermata, since 2007 - with the Brass Band Volunteer Fire Department of Murowana Goślina, and as a teacher - with the University of Communications and Management in Poznań. In 2010 he started teaching conducting at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź (from 2013 as an assistant professor). From 2013 to 2016 he was employed as an assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Poznań at the department of Symphony and Opera Conducting. Since October 2017 he has been the artistic director of the University Orchestra of the Center for Student Culture at the University of Life Sciences in Poznań. On May 7, 2022 a concert celebrating Mateusz Sibilski's 50th birthday was held at the Atrium of Magdalena Abakanowicz University of the Arts Poznan. Participating in the vent were the ensembles led by the Jubilarian and the invited guests. The income from the concert was donated to the Nova UAP Foundation which supports the students of art universities from Ukraine.

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Festival Director: Prof. Krzysztof Szydzisz
tel.: +48 608 30 70 30
Festival Deputy Director: AMU prof. Dr hab. Joanna Piech–Sławecka
tel.: +48 604 525 554


Address of the Festival Office  adres
Collegium Martineum, Św. Marcin 78,
61-809 Poznań, Poland

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