Conductors

  • Father Stanisław Adamczyk

    conductor

    Father Stanisław Adamczyk is a priest in the Diocese of Tarnów, the founder and conductor of the choir, a laureate of the Jerzy Kurczewski Award, the Honorary Ambassador for the Royal Town of Bochnia, the president of the artistic association Boys’ Choir Pueri Cantores Sancti Nicolai. He comes from a family, nicknamed Giemzik, whose members were known for their musical and vocal talents in Szczawnica.

    He graduated from the Higher Seminary in Tarnów and was ordained in 1980. In the years 1980-1984 he was a parochial curate in Siedlce, located near Nowy Sącz, and then, between 1984 and 1987, in Ujanowice, situated near Limanowa. He founded choirs in both parishes. In 1987 he was assigned as a parochial curate in the Parish of St Nicholas in Bochnia. In November 1987 he founded the Boys’ Choir Pueri Cantores Sancti Nicolai. Being still its conductor, he manages it, supervises its artistic development and runs voice emission rehearsals.

    In 1988 he completed a course for conductors in the Centre for the Promotion of Culture in Warsaw under Professor Stanisław Krukowski. In the years 1990-1992 he also completed a postgraduate voice emission course there. As a result of the Diocesan Bishop’s decision made in 2001, Father Adamczyk was exempted from being a parochial curate and delegated exclusively to choir work. In 2002 he was a laureate of the prestigious Jerzy Kurczewski Award, granted by the jury under the honorary auspices of Krzysztof Penderecki, for his outstanding contribution to choral music. He was also awarded the title of the Honorary Ambassador for the Royal Town of Bochnia by the town council in recognition of his remarkable promotion of Bochnia both in Poland and abroad.

  • Bożena Wojciechowska

    second conductor

    Having completed the second-degree State Music School (specialism in eurhythmics) in Kraków (1982), she graduated from the Faculty of Music Education of the Academy of Music in Kraków (1982-1987). She has been a eurhythmics and voice emission teacher as well as a conductor of a string orchestra in the first-degree State Music School in Bochnia since 1982.

    She has cooperated with the Boys’ Choir Pueri Cantores Sancti Nicolai since 1997. Being its second conductor, she participates in all the artistic events both in Poland and abroad contributing to the choir’s achievements. She received the Individual Award for an outstanding conductor during the 10th Choral Song Festival in Myślenice in 2001. Her ensemble won second prize there. In 2003 she became a member of the board of the artistic association Boys’ Choir Pueri Cantores Sancti Nicolai.

  • Marcin Skoczek

    assistant conductor

    He is a music teacher in state primary schools, an assistant conductor and vice-president of the artistic association Boys’ Choir Pueri Cantores Sancti Nicolai. He has been involved in music since he was a child. He started going to the first-degree State Music School in Bochnia in a piano class at the age of 7. When he was 9, he became a chorister in the Boys’ Choir Pueri Cantores Sancti Nicolai, in which he sang for 10 years.

    In 2005 he completed his course degree in Artistic Education (specialism in Music Art) at Rzeszów University and began working as a teacher in primary schools. He has been an assistant conductor since 2009 co-running rehearsals and preparing choristers before their performances.

  • Krzysztof Kościółek

    accompanist

    Krzysztof Kościółek has been an organist in the Basilica of St Nicholas in Bochnia since 1985 and a teacher in the first-degree State Music School in Bochnia since 1989. He has been involved in music since he was a child. He began learning to play the piano at the age of 7. He continued his music education in the second-degree State Music School in Kraków in the years 1976-1982, and then at the Academy of Music in Kraków in an organ class under Professor Jan Jargoń. He graduated from this university in 1987.

    His artistic achievements include numerous concerts given in Poland, such as the Tyniec Organ Recitals, and abroad, for example in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia and Italy.

    He has cooperated with the choir since 1990. Being its accompanist, he co-participates in all the choir’s achievements and artistic events. In 2003 he became a member of the board of the artistic association Boys’ Choir Pueri Cantores Sancti Nicolai.