Irina Bogdanovich

conductor and artistic director of the University of Warsaw Choir (since 2002) and EMotivo Vocal Group (since 2016).

She comes from Russia where she graduated with honours from Choral Conductor Department at the Pedagogical and Music University and also with honours from Piano Department at the M. Mussorgsky State Conservatoire in Yekaterinburg.

During her artistic activity she was awarded with best conductor awards at International Festival of Orthodox Church Music in Hajówka in 2005, the H.M. Górecki International Choral Music Festival in Rybnik in 2006 and Legnica Cantat Choir Tournament in 2011 as well as Polish Phonographic Academy Award Fryderyk in the Best Polish Music Recording category for the album Baird, Łukaszewski, Błażewicz, Borkowski (2006). The album Album Rachmaninoff – All Night Vigil (2018) conducted by her received a nomination of Polish Phonographic Academy Award Fryderyk.

She successfully works with orchestras and conducted such ensembles  as Sinfonia Varsovia, Polish Radio Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Chopin Academia Orchestra, Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven Academia Orchestra, Polish Royal Symphonic Orchestra, Warsaw's New Chamber Orchestra, Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra and Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus. She is involved in various artistic activities and deals with children’s musical education by being a host of Children's Musical Gardens Festival in Warsaw. She composes music for movies, e.g. Świteź directed by K. Polak. The movie gathered over 20 awards at international festivals and the award for the best music in London. Irina Bogdanovich is also the author of the poem Łąka to the words by Polish poet B. Leśmian. She performed the great movie and music show Aleksander Newski with music of S. Prokofiev,  using partiture she herself reconstructed from Prokofiev’s cantata. Irina Bogdanovich conducted vocal and instrumental music masterpieces, e.g. the Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, Great Mass in C Minor by W. A. Mozart and Requiem by G. Verdi.

She is a Polish Phonographic Academy’s member since 2008.