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Teresa Kubiak receives major Polish award

March 13, 2012

Bloomington, Ind -- Congratulations to IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Teresa Kubiak, who was awarded the Medal Fides Et Ratio (Medal of Faith and Reason) by the Warsaw University Association, Warsaw, Poland.

The award—in recognition of artistic achievements, the celebration of Poland, and the promotion of good and beauty in the world—was given by the Reverend Cardinal Joseph Glemp at the Warsaw Arch Cathedral on March 11.

A soprano, Kubiak made her American debut at Carnegie Hall in 1970 and performed operatic engagements throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle and Far East.

She sang with the Metropolitan Opera for 14 years and has performed in London's Royal Opera, the Vienna Staatsoper, Paris, Munich, Rome, Bulgaria, Russia, Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Venice, Warsaw, Prague, Korea, China, Kuwait, Jordan and the Phillippines.

Kubiak has appeared with the world's major orchestras and conductors, including the New York Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Munich Symphony, Puerto Rico Casals Festival, Ravinia, Chicago Symphony, Krakow, Katowice and the Lodz, Glyndenborne Festival.

She is the winner of five national and international vocal competitions and teaches master classes throughout Europe, the Middle East, the United States, and New Zealand. She has recorded for Decca, EMI, BBC, Argo, Mondo Italy and Polish Muza, and is a member of NATS.

Kubiak is involved in judging national and international competitions and is listed in the International Who's Who of Music and Musicians, Who's Who in American Women, Annals of Metropolitan Opera and Who's Who in Opera.

In 2005, she was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa from the Music Academy of Lodz, Poland, her alma mater.