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About Us

proMODERN are a seriously exciting group. There are obvious parallels with James Weeks’s Exaudi or Paul Hillier’s Theatre of Voices but proMODERN’s sound is all their own – lean, sinewy and infinitely agile. A collective of soloists with an enormous technical toy-box, the group is surely a composer’s dream, offering limitless possibilities.

Alexandra Coghlan
"Gramophone"

I had the enormous pleasure of working with proMODERN in January 2013. They are an exciting, talented and thoroughly professional group of musicians, and I would recommend them to any serious festival or music promoter.

Philip Lawson
ex-singer and arranger of
The King's Singers

The vocal artistry, brilliant interpretations and group’s enthusiasm are reasons why proMODERN is a fantastic ambassador of the Polish Culture.

Tadeusz Deszkiewicz
Advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland

proMODERN delivers bright timbre and agility and the ability to place chords with tremendous precision. I look forward to hearing much more from this splendid group.

Ivan Moody,
“Gramophone”

Musicians proved themselves to be excellent interpreters of the 20th century Classic's masterpieces. The performing artistry, knowledge of numerous vocal techniques and, above all, their profound engagement and enthusiasm in taking new artistic challanges, provides a bright and long stage future to proMODERN Sextet.

Daniel Cichy, PhD
Editor-in-Chief
Polish Music Publishing House

BIOGRAPHY

Their seven years in existence, proMODERN was established in 2012, has been an uninterrupted run of success. During this time the proMODERN vocal sextet released two albums of their own, recorded music for two others, presented the world premieres of 28 compositions (including miniatures, larger a cappella forms, vocal-instrumental pieces and works for voices with orchestra as well as 9 different song cycles), performed in concert at festivals and at the invitation of leading cultural centres, including most of Poland’s philharmonics.

proMODERN won four Polish music industry Fryderyk awards. Two statuettes came in the “Choral, Oratorio and Opera Music Album of the Year” category and for “Best Recording of Polish Music” for their debut album Where Are You? Pieces from Warsaw in 2015.  Their second album, proMODERN Shakespired, was released in December 2017, and Philip Lawson’s piece, which the legendary artist had composed as a commission specially for the group, already had 20,000 streams on Spotify in just two weeks! This album was also won two Fryderyk awards, in the “Contemporary Music Album of the Year” and “Best Recording of Polish Music” categories.

proMODERN was nominated to he "Coryphaeus of Polish Music" Award 2018 in the category of “Discovery of the Year” for their performance of Stimmung K. Stockausen`s during the KODY Festival in Lublin.

The group was founded by leading vocal soloists who shared a passion and skill for interpreting the most demanding works by present-day composers. proMODERN has become a synonym for the best vocal performances of contemporary music. The group are greatly appreciated in the music community and garner excellent reviews.

proMODERN are:

Marta Czarkowska
SOPRANO

Ewa Puchalska
MEZZO-SOPRANO

Ewelina Rzezińska
MEZZO-SOPRANO

Aleksander Rewiński
TENOR

Krzysztof Chalimoniuk
BARITONE

Piotr Pieron
BASS