An exceptionally talented singer, violinist, composer and songwriter. The music is imprinted in her genes (her father is Henryk Miśkiewicz - the famous Polish saxophonist). Her artistic career began as a student in violin but very quickly she realized that the only instrument she needs is her own vocal cords. However, she decided to continue violin classes and graduated from the Warsaw Academy of Music in this instrument. The number of projects, collaborations, sessions and concerts she engaged in over the years makes her presence on stage constant.
The artist simultaneously nostalgic, old-fashioned and ever seeking, ever alert to new sounds and experimentation. Her hallmark are lyrical compositions balancing on the border of hard-to-classify music genres. Elegant and modest but charismatic on stage, she immediately makes contact with the audience, and her voice is as pretty as she is. She has performed at numerous festivals, including several times at the Jazz Jamboree and KFPP (one of the biggest polish TV festivals) in Opole, Old Jazz Meeting "Złota Tarka,” Ingolstaedter Jazz Days, Jazz Rally in Dusseldorf, Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, the Easter Ludwig van Beethoven Festival, Sacrum - Profanum in Cracow.
Dorota experimented with African music (thanks to the duet with Cesaria Evora), Balkan music (by recording the song "Jovano Jovanka" on board with Yugopolis) and she also engaged in free jazz and classical music projects of Włodzimierz Nahorny’s dedicated to Polish composers. Her latest album was recorded with the band Kwadrofonik, whose musicians specialize in classical music. The album "Lutosławski, Tuwim. Piosenki nie tylko dla dzieci" (Songs not only for children), can enchant both children and parents. This music is played on two pianos and dozens other instruments such as marimba, cymbals, xylophone, cajon, udu, kalimba, gongs. Instrumental side of the record shimmers with color, it is extremely soothing and inspiring.
Dorota has also found time to regularly record solo albums: "Dorota Goes to Heaven – Zatrzymaj się" in 2002 (nominated for the prestigious Polish phonographic industry award “Fryderyk" in the category of jazz), "Pod rzęsami" in 2005, "Caminho" in 2008 ("Gold Record" in Pop category and two nominations for "Fryderyk"). The recent solo album from 2012 is titled "Ale". Listening to her albums one can notice that she goes from jazz through gentle pop, fascination with Brazilian rhythms up to her latest record which tries to achieve the original sound by replacing the classical instruments with other unusual sounds. "Ale" is a bunch of delicate electronics combined with a trip into the past, into the land of retro where the word “diva” did not mean "capricious star," but "a personality" and when you could sing a song about the most important issues in an original yet light way, even if the topic it covers is difficult and heavy.
Dorota Miśkiewicz & Kwadrofonik – Lutosławski, Tuwim – Piosenki nie tylko dla dzieci (Sony 2013)
Dorota Miśkiewicz – Ale (Sony 2012)
Dorota Miśkiewicz - Caminho 2008 Sony BMG
Dorota Miśkiewicz - Pod rzęsami (Sony/BMG 2012)
Dorota Miśkiewicz - Zatrzymaj się (GraMi 2002)
As a guest:
Krzysztof Herdzin – Jesteś Światłem (Universal 2013)
Michael Patches Stewart – On Fire (Universal 2013)
Krzysztof Kiljański – Powrót (Universal 2013)
Grzegorz Turnau – Oh! Turnau Och-Teatr 18 V 2011 (Mystic Prod. 2011)
Włodzimierz Nahorny Sextet – Chopin Genius Loci (Confiteor 2010)
Grzegorz Turnau – Fabryka klamek (Mystic Prod. 2010)
Grzegorz Turnau – Do zobaczenia (Pomaton EMI 2009)
Cesaria Evora – Rogamar (Sony/BMG 2006)
Henryk Miśkiewicz – Uniesienie (Grami 2005)
Marek Napiórkowski – NAP (Universal 2005)
Grzegorz Turnau – 11:11 (Pomaton / EMI 2005)
Henryk Miśkiewicz – Ful Driver (Grami 2004)
Krzysztof Popek – Groovin’ Heads (Powerbros 2003)
Włodizmierz Nahorny – Nahorny-Karowicz Koncert (Polskie Radio 2002)
Funky Groove – Go To Chechła Mountain (Grami 2002)
Włodzimierz Nahorny – Nahorny-Chopin Fantazja Polska (Polskie Radio 2000)
Włodzimierz Nahorny - Nahorny-Szymanowski Mity (Polskie Radio 1997)
Tomasz Stańko – Roberto Zucco (Polonia Records 1995)
Cesaria Evora, Tomasz Stańko, Nigel Kennedy, Grzegorz Turnau, Włodzimierz Nahorny, Ewa Bem, Jan "Ptaszyn” Wróblewski, Anna Maria Jopek, Louis Winsberg Stefano Bollani.
Oficyna Artystyczna 13 Kotów
Agencja Artystyczna GraMi
ul. Zamenhofa 10/83, 00-187 Warszawa
GSM 605 764 522
Official Web site:
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