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Dorota Miśkiewicz [dɔˈrɔta miɕˈkʲɛvit͡ʂ] (born 12 September 1973) is a Polish singer, songwriter, composer, and violinist.

With a background in jazz, her work extends into other musical genres, including Latin rhythms. She has released a number of solo and collaborative albums and singles, and her 2008 album Caminho won a gold disc. She has twice received nominations for the Fryderyk Polish music awards.

Early life

Dorota Miśkiewicz was born on 12 September 1973 in Kłodzko, southern Poland.[1] Her father Henryk (born 1951) is a well-known jazz saxophonist and composer. Her younger brother Michał (born 1977) would become a jazz percussionist, winning Fryderyk awards with the Simple Acoustic Trio (renamed the Marcin Wasilewski Trio in 2008).

Dorota studied the violin at the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, graduating in 1997. In 1994 she joined the sextet of jazz musician Włodzimierz Nahorny, recording four albums with the group as vocalist and violinist.[1]

Career

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Miśkiewicz has given many performances in Poland and internationally as a solo artist and alongside others, including with Nigel Kennedy in Vienna and Belgrade. She has also made recordings with other artists, including a duet on Cesária Évora's album Rogamar.

Her first solo album, featuring songs which she herself composed, was released in 2002 and titled Dorota Miśkiewicz Goes To Heaven - Zatrzymaj się ("Stop"). It was nominated for the Fryderyk prize for Jazz Album of the Year.

Her next album was released in October 2004, entitled Pod rzęsami ("Under the eyelashes"). It featured the track "W małych istnieniach" ("In small existences") which had qualified for the premieres competition at the Opole Festival. The album's title track, recorded with Grzegorz Turnau, had featured on the soundtrack of the film Zakochany Anioł ("Beloved Angel"). The album also featured the single Poza czasem ("Beyond time").

Her third album was released in September 2008, and is titled Caminho (meaning "Way" or "Path" in Portuguese).[2][3] Other artists appearing on the album include Brazilian percussionist Guello, jazz pianist Marcin Wasilewski, guitarist Marek Napiórkowski, who also co-wrote some tracks, and Grzegorz Turnau, who wrote the lyrics to the title track and one other song. The song "Magda, proszę" ("Magda, please") was performed at the Opole Festival and was given second place by the jury. The album won a gold disc[4] and a Fryderyk nomination.[5]

According to the Rzeczpospolita newspaper, although her background is in jazz, she has successfully turned her hand to other genres, including pop, bossa nova and samba.[6]

Her fourth album Ale ("But") was released in May 2012.

Discography

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
POL
[7][8][9][10]
Zatrzymaj się
  • Released: November 17, 2002[11]
  • Label: Grami
  • Formats: CD
Pod rzęsami
  • Released: October 24, 2005[12]
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download[13]
15
Caminho
  • Released: September 19, 2008[14]
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download[15]
13
Ale
  • Released: May 8, 2012[16]
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download[17]
20
Lutosławski Tuwim. Piosenki nie
tylko dla dzieci
(with Kwadrofonik)
  • Released: November 12, 2013[18]
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download[19]
36
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References

  1. ^ a b "Oficjalna strona Doroty Miśkiewicz | Biography from Dorota Miśkiewicz website". Archived from the original on 2009-12-17. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  2. ^ Gazeta Wyborcza, 13 February 2009
  3. ^ Gazeta Wyborcza, 24 October 2008
  4. ^ Information on Gold Disc from official site Archived May 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Gazeta Wyborcza, 13 February 2009
  6. ^ Rzeczpospolita, 12 November 2008
  7. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  8. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  9. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  10. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  11. ^ "Dorota Miśkiewicz - Dorota Miśkiewicz Goes To Heaven - Zatrzymaj się - Muzyka w Interia.pl". muzyka.interia.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  12. ^ "Dorota Miśkiewicz - Pod rzęsami - Muzyka w Interia.pl". muzyka.interia.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  13. ^ "Pod Rzesami by Dorota Miśkiewicz on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  14. ^ "Caminho - Dorota Miśkiewicz - Muzyka - WP.PL". muzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  15. ^ "Caminho by Dorota Miśkiewicz on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  16. ^ "Ale - Dorota Miśkiewicz - Muzyka - WP.PL". muzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  17. ^ "Ale by Dorota Miśkiewicz on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  18. ^ "Lutoslawski Tuwim. Piosenki nie tylko dla dzieci - Dorota Miśkiewicz - Muzyka - WP.PL". muzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  19. ^ "Lutoslawski Tuwim. Piosenki nie tylko dla dzieci by Dorota Miśkiewicz & Kwadrofonik on iTunes". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  20. ^ "ZPAV :: Bestsellery i wyróżnienia - Wyróżnienia - Regulamin". bestsellery.zpav.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  21. ^ "ZPAV :: Bestsellery i wyróżnienia - Wyróżnienia - Złote płyty CD". bestsellery.zpav.pl. Retrieved 2016-05-30.

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