JADWIGA RAPPÉOne of the most outstanding Polish singers, alto, graduate of the Department of Polish and Slavic Philology (University of Warsaw), student of professor Zofia Bregy and graduate of the Vocal Department of The Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw in professor Jerzy Artysz class; an active member of Polish Association of Music Artists since 1977; engaged in issues of Polish heritage in Poland and abroad (private benefactor of organ restorations and private sponsor of parts of renovation works in Vecpils church in Latvia); 2006-2009- Jadwiga Rappe held an office of president of Witold Lutosławski society. 2009- Jadwiga Rappe performs as artistic director of "Chain VI" festival which is organized by the Witold Lutosławski Society. ; since 2005 Chair of Council of the Anna and Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz Museum in Stawisko; 1995 - 2010 lecturer in the Vocal Department of Frederic Chopin Collective State Music Schools; professor for the Vocal Department of The Frederic Chopin Music University in Warsaw; creator of a number of exceptional concert projects with the participation of Academy of Music students; Jury member of various auditions and vocal competitions in Poland and abroad; Awarded the Gold Merit Cross.
In 1980 First Prize Laureate and Gold Medal in the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig; Laureate of Gold Medal in Festival of Young Soloists in Bordeaux in 1981 yr.
Jadwiga Rappé has performed in many European countries, as well as in the USA, Canada, and Japan, in prestigious concert halls and opera houses such as: Musikverein and Konzerthaus (Vienna); concert halls in Graz, Linz, Salzburg (Austria); La Salle Pleyel, Theatre des Champs-Elisees, Theatre Chatelet, and Musee d'Orsay (Paris); concert halls in Lille, Lyon, Strasburg, Toulouse, Nice, Montpellier, Colmar, La Chaise Dieu (France); Teatro San Carlo (Monaco); Madrid Philharmonic, and Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra Hall (Madrid); concert halls and theaters of Seville, Bilbao, Valencia, Oviedo, Malaga, and La Coruna, (Spain); Gewandhaus (Leipzig); Gasteig and Herkulessaal (Munich), Semper Oper (Drezden), Deutsche Oper (Berlin), Hamburg Philharmonic Hall, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Mannheim, Ludwigsburger Schlossteater, Stuttgart Philharmonic Hall, Frankfurt Opera, Frankfurt Alte Oper (Frankfurt am Main); Karlsruhe Theater (Germany), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam); Hilversum Radio Hall (the Netherlands); theaters in Brussels, Geneva, Victoria Hall (Geneva); Carnegie Hall (New York); the Kennedy Center (Washington D. C.); concert halls of Chicago, Philadelphia, and Boston (USA); Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa (Canada); São Paulo (Brazil); Caracas (Venezuela); theaters in Las Palmas, Santa Cruz, Puerto Rico, Santa Caecilia Hall; RAI (Rome), RAI (Turin), concerts in Venice, Cagliari, Florence, Naples, and Taormina (Italy), philharmonic halls in Oslo and Bergen (Norway); Stockholm and Gothenburg (Sweden); Copenhagen (Denmark); Helsinki and Turku (Finland); Reykjavik (Iceland); concert halls of Moscow and Samara (Russia); philharmonic halls in Prague and Brno (Czech Republic); Bratislava (Slovakia); Budapest (Hungary); Bucharest (Romania); Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Beer-Sheeva, and others (Israel); theaters in Edinburgh and Glasgow (Scotland); Covent Garden, Royal Albert Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall (London, England); concert halls in Birmingham (England) - to name only the most important ones.
The artist has been performing for many years in Poland in most important cultural centers and has participated in many Polish festivals, symphonic and chamber music concerts, At the same time she does not avoid performing in small cities. The number of all her performances is nearing to 2000.
She is vested with huge and versatile repertoire, mostly oratorio and song, spanning from Baroque to contemporary music. Her repertoire also includes operatic parts, which range is still spreading.
Versatility of Jadwiga Rappé's repertoire effects in her cooperation with many superb conductors, specializing in performing music of various styles and eras, such as:
Nicolaus Harnoncourt - many years cooperation, three records,
Marek Janowski - many years cooperation,
Bernard Haitink - two records,
Sir Colin Davies - two records,
Leopold Hager - one record,
Jezus Lopez-Cobos - many years cooperation,
Charles Dutoit - many years cooperation,
Armin Jordan - many years cooperation, one record,
Claus Tennstedt - one record and video,
Kazimierz Kord - many years cooperation, one record,
Kent Nagano-one record ,
Sir Simon Rattle - one record,
Antoni Wit - many years cooperation, four records,
Krzysztof Penderecki - many years cooperation, one record,
Christopher von Dohnanyi,
John Neschling - many years cooperation,
and many others, with whom concerts are provided with documentary evidence of records and radio recordings.
Jadwiga Rappé has made many recordings, some of which are immortalized on forty five long-play records and CDs produced by prestigious record labels such as: Philips, Erato, EMI, Eterna, Teldec, Orfeo BMG, Decca, Naxos, Polskie Nagrania, KOS, CD- Accord, Dux, Polskie Radio.
The recordings with her participation were awarded with many international prizes
K. Szymanowski "Stabat Mater" and "Demeter" - Diapason d Or,
K. Szymanowski "King Roger" - many prestigious international awards such as Diapason d Or
J. S. Bach "Cantatas" - nomination for Fryderyk,
Karłowicz "Songs" - Fryderyk 1998,
K. Penderecki "Seven Gates of Jerusalem" - Fryderyk 2000,
"Russian Duets" - Fryderyk 2001,
W. Kilar "Missa Pro Pace" - Fryderyk 2001,
S. Moniuszko "Religious Songs" - nomination for Fryderyk 2001,
Lutosławski "Songs" - Fryderyk 2004,
Krzysztof Penderecki "Polish Requiem" - nomination for a Grammy 2005,
Żeleński "Songs" -Fryderyk 2006.
Jadwiga Rappé recorded many other albums with international and Polish repertoire, both symphonic and chamber music.
The artist for many years cooperated with Maj± Nosowska, Ewa Pobłocka, Tomasz Herbut, and currently gives concerts with Hartmut Hoelle, Mariusz Rutkowski and Maciej Grzybowski, as well as with an organist Jarosław Malanowicz.