culture-management

Culture Management

Since 2007, Jakub Kwintal has been active in the field of popularizing culture. Currently, on behalf of the Evangelical Society for Culture and Education in Bydgoszcz and in cooperation with the president of the association Iwona Berger-Loskot, he organizes concerts of classical and jazz music. He is a graduate of Postgraduate Studies of Cultural Managers at the Warsaw School of Economics (2017).

Main projects (founder and director):

  • Music in the Church of the Saviour (since 2014). A series of concerts of classical and jazz music in the Evangelical Church in Bydgoszcz. The performers are recognized musicians from Poland and abroad (Europe, USA). Each year, one of the concerts presents the work of a chosen composer of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian region. As part of the cycle, on October 31, 2017, a jubilee concert on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation took place. Organizer: Evangelical Society for Culture and Education in Bydgoszcz. Financial support: Office of the Marshal of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Municipal Office of Bydgoszcz.
  • Ecumenical Easter Song Festival (since 2013). An annual concert of choral music taking place in the evangelical Church of the Saviour in Bydgoszcz, which presents the Easter repertoire performed by choirs and singing groups of various Christian traditions. Organizer: Evangelical Society for Culture and Education in Bydgoszcz.
  • Radom Organ Evenings (2007-2011). 23 concerts of organ and chamber music took place in three churches of the city (Basilica of St. Casimir, Church of Christ the Teacher, Church of the Holy Family). Organizer: Musical Society in Radom. Financial support: Municipal Office of Radom.
musician

Musician

Jakub Kwintal is an organist, adjunct at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz (Church Music in the Department of Conducting, Jazz and Music Education) and cantor of the Church of the Savior of the Evangelical-Augsburg Parish in Bydgoszcz (organist, choirmaster, culture animator). He gave concerts in Europe and the USA and released several albums.

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Biography

Jakub Kwintal – culture & artist manager, organist, cantor, teacher, doctor of musical arts.

He received his master degree at Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in the organ class of Prof. Piotr Grajter and Prof. Radosław Marzec (2002-2007). There, in 2013, he received a doctorate.

In 2014-2015 he privately studied organ improvisation with Naji Hakim in Paris. He has participated in numerous courses of organ interpretation with such masters as John Butt, Julia Brown, Olivier Latry, Guy Bovet, as well as in courses of liturgical music (among others in Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo).

He completed postgraduate studies for Culture Managers at the Warsaw School of Economics (2017).

Jakub Kwintal released three CDs with solo and chamber music (2011, 2016, 2017), he also took part in several other recording projects.

Since 2007 he is a lecturer at Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music. He was the founder and singer (baritone) of the quartet Fioritura Vocal Ensemble. From 2000 to 2008 he served as an organist at several churches in Radom and Bydgoszcz where he also conducted the choirs. In 2011 he became a cantor (organist and choirmaster) at the Lutheran Church in Bydgoszcz. Moreover, he has played in a few early music ensembles, i.a. Illo Tempore (Bydgoszcz).

He is co-founder and vice president of the Evangelical Society for Culture and Education in Bydgoszcz. At present, he is the organizer of two music festivals: „Music in the Church of the Saviour”, and the „Ecumenical Easter Song Festival”. In 2007-2011 he was the founder and director of the „Radom Organ Evenings Festival”.

Jakub Kwintal was a member of the American Guild of Organists – European Chapter (2014-2017).