Jolanta Skorek-Münch (b. 18 February 1962 in Chełmno) graduated from The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (Instrumental Pedagogy - Piano). She participated in numerous interpretation courses both in Poland and abroad and worked under the supervision of such eminent pianists and harpsichordists as: Tatiana Shebanova, Ryszard Bakst, Laszlo Simon, Paul Badura-Skoda, Joos van Immerseel, Christine Verheelst, Johann Sonnleitner, Nicholas Parle. In 2005 she was conferred with a PhD in music by The Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź for her dissertation on the relationship of Robert Schumann’s music with the literary and philosophical currents of Romanticism. In 2010 she was conferred a post doctoral degree (dr. hab.) in instrumental studies by The Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk. She also earned the title of Bachelor in musicology at The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. In 1988 she started to work in the Institute of Music of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Then she worked in the Department of Music Didactics at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Since 2013 she has been a Professor at the Department of Music of The University of Rzeszów. She is regularly appointed by the Central Committee for Scientific Degrees.
In 1994 she established Trio Lublin Baroque in which she plays the harpsichord. As a soloist and chamber musician she has been performing for many different institutions all over Poland including the National Philharmonic, Polish Baltic Philharmonic, Cracow Philharmonic, Podkarpacka Philharmonic. She has also performed at Music Festival in Łańcut. In recognition of her artistic and pedagogic achievements she was granted a silver Cross of Merit, Commission of National Education Medal and Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis.
Jolanta Skorek-Münch cooperates closely with the most eminent Polish singers, violinists - Vadim Brodski and Katarzyna Duda and quartets - Camerata and ARSO. She has made numerous radio and television recordings of Baroque music. She has authored a book entitled “Partnership in Musical Dialogue. The Piano in a Cyclic Chamber Form from its Birth to Major Achievement”. In addition to recording for the Polish Radio she cooperated with companies such as: DUX, Koch Classics, L’Acte Préalable, Fanfara, Egeria.
Prof.univ. Dr. hab.
Rzeszów University, Department of Music