Szymon Paczkowski

Szymon Paczkowski in 2015.

Dr hab. Szymon Paczkowski
has been lecturing at the Institute of Musicology at the University of Warsaw since 1987. He also has conducted guest-classes at the University of Tübingen (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen), Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Charles University in Prague, the City University of New York and the Juilliard School of Music in New York (2013). 

He is the author and editor of numerous scientific and popular science publications of international recognition, including two books: „The Doctrine of Affections in the First Half of 17th Century Music” (1998) and „Polish Style in the Music of Johann Sebastian Bach” (2012), translated into English and published by Rowman & Littlefield in the Contextual Bach Studies series (2016). 

His current research interests focus on various aspects of the history of musical culture from the 17th to the 19th century, with particular emphasis on the issues of theory and aesthetics of baroque music as well as history of opera. He is also heavily involved in researches concerning the musical culture of Poland and Saxony in the time of so-called Polish-Saxon Union during the reign of the August II and August III. 

He was the chair of the 12th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music organized in Warsaw in 2006, as well as the „Sixth Bach Dialogue Meeting” in 2013 at the University of Warsaw together with the Bach Network UK research group and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute. In the music world he remains a recognized specialist in the field of baroque music (especially the music of J.S. Bach) and 19th century opera (especially Richard Wagner). 

He is a member of the international research committee of Bach Network UK, a member of the American Bach Society and the Neue Bach-Gesellschaft in Leipzig. 

He remains in a constant cooperation with Programme II of Polish Radio, Warsaw National Philharmonic and the Grand Theatre - National Opera. In the years 1999-2001 he was the conductor and artistic manager of the University of Warsaw Academic Choir.