Conductor

Beata Herman graduated from the Choir Direction Department at F.Chopin University of Music, Warsaw, under professor Ryszard Zimak. As a student she sang in the Warsaw Chamber Opera Choir (led by prof. Zimak) that was active in several European countries and performed for La Scala Opera in Milan and on MIDEM, Cannes. Her first experience in choral singing dates back to the activity of the Chamber Choir of the Academy of Music, Warsaw, which was awarded first prize in a recording competition of the BBC in 1987. She worked as a second conductor in an international Warsaw Schola Cantorum choir led by Joseph Herter. In 1991 she founded the Medical Academy Choir in Warsaw. Since 1996 the ensemble participated in all the activities of the EMSC (European Medical Students Choir) affiliated with  the European Medical Students Association. The choir performed in London, Berlin, Stockholm, Budapest and other cities of Europe. In 1998 she conducted EMSC during the concerts and a CD recording session with the Radio and Television  Orchestra in Ljubljana (Dir. Marco Munih).  In April 2000 she presented Polish music in Madrid. In autumn that year she prepared the choir and directed it with Jose Maria Florencio during the ‘EMSC Concert Warsaw 2000’ with Polish Radio Orchestra under the patronage of the First Lady Jolanta Kwaśniewska. From 1999 till 2002 she was a conductor of the Folk Song and Dance Group of the Technical University, Warsaw. In 2007 with Marta Dudek she set up a Students’ Orchestra at the Warsaw Medical University and continues to be its conductor.

Privately, she is fond of  horse riding (head of the horse riding section  at the Medical University) and skiing (founder and patron of pupils’ sports club at No 4 first grade K. Kurpiński School of Music, Warsaw.

Contact: bherman@wum.edu.pl  tel.: +48 501213438