Valentina Maria Baginska Valentina Maria Baginska

Valentina Maria Baginska belongs to the generation of Polish artists that formed their artistic credo during the heady days of Solidarity (Solidarnosc) the 1980's. She graduated at the Riga Jaseps Vitols Academy of Music and the Frédéric Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw with honor award in the disciplines of conducting, piano, organ and harpsichord.

Maestro Baginska further perfected her skills in concert master classes with the following outstanding professors: Feliks Raczkowski (Poland), Joachim Grubich (Poland), Kajetan Mochtak (Poland), composer and famous improviser Marian Sawa (Poland), Hans Haselboeck (Austria), Flor Peeters (Belgium), Zsigmond Szathmary (Switzerland), Daniel Roth (Germany), Michael Radulescu (Liechtenstein), Knud Vad (Denmark), and received the scholarships of governments.

Her activities have included the assistant-professorship and associate conductor at Warsaw Academy of Music from 1982 to 1985. She was supervisor, impresario, lecturer and organist of Warsaw National Philharmonic from 1986 to 2002 and has conducted a total of nine choirs and orchestras. Currently she is music professor at the Higher Institute of Music Art in Kuwait.

She has given many concerts throughout Europe participating in numerous prestige music festivals as a soloist, maestro, juror in music and art competitions that have brought her international recognition and contact with famous Polish and foreign artists, choirs and orchestras. She has recorded CDs with organ music, TV, radio and press interviews about music. Many of her recitals have naturally included Polish works,for which in Europe and generally in the world has been considerable interest in recent years. She is also a great disciple and champion of Marian Sawa's oeuvre for organ, whose works are oft included in programmes of her recitals as a fitting tribute to a great talent and mentor.

Many connoisseurs have described Valentina Maria Baginska as a music ambassador for Poland owing to her untiring efforts to popularize Polish organ and choir music in abroad.