Sylwia Fabiańczyk-Makuch, PhD
Sylwia Fabiańczyk-Makuch started her artistic education at the age of five. Later, she continued it in the music high school in Legnica. She graduated with honours from I.J. Paderewski Music University in Poznań (branch in Szczecin) with the specialization in choir conducting under the supervision of prof. J. Szyrocki. Sylwia Fabiańczyk-Makuch is also a graduate of the Postgraduate Studies for Choirmasters at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. In September 2011 she obtained her PhD degree at the Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw.
She holds the titles of the best conductor at numerous choral festivals and competitions (Chełmno, Głogów, Legnica, Prague, Bratislava, Lublin). Decision of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Sylwia Fabiańczyk-Makuch was awarded the Medal of Honour ‘Merit for Polish Culture’. She was also awarded the Diploma of Honours for the Culture and Promotion of the West Pomerania, rector awards of the Maritime University and the Honour Golden Badge of the Polish Union of Choirs and Orchestras. She was awarded the medal of the Commission of National Education for outstanding contribution to education and upbringing, she was also nominated for the City of Szczecin artistic award.
Sylwia Fabiańczyk-Makuch is also a member of Jury at choral festivals and competitions and since 2001 she organizes and conducts voice emission courses. In the years 2008-2012 she was a conductor of a Choir of the Complex of Secondary Music Schools in Szczecin. Employed at the Academy of Art in Szczecin, Sylwia Fabianczyk-Makuch works as a teacher of choral conducting, scores reading and vocal ensembles leading methodology. She holds a position of the artistic director of the Polish Union of Choirs and Orchestras, branch in Szczecin and the artistic director of a unique Common Sounds project proposed by the Choir of Maritime University of Szczecin.