in Rajcza near Zywiec, South of Poland, Mr. Sporek graduated from the
College of Pedagogy, Department of Music in Kielce, where he studied
conducting under Prof. Henryk Gostomski, and piano with professor
Wlodzimierz Kutrzeba. He
earned his Master's Degree under the guidance of Prof. Jozef Swider at
the Silesian University in Katowice, Department of Music Education,
majoring in Piano under Prof. Marian Preiss and in Conducting under
Prof. Helena Danel. Mr. Sporek worked at Music School in Rybnik,
(State of Katowice, Poland) and with several artistic groups.
He made numerous artistic tours with his ensembles throughout
Western Europe (Germany, Belgium, France and Italy), giving concerts
and participating at international festivals.
February 1998, Mr. Jan Sporek has dedicated all his artistic work to the
memory of his late mother - Love of his life - a woman, who created his
personality from the moment he was born until she died.
the USA, he held the positions of General Choral Director of the Polish
Singers Alliance of America and Canada, General Choral Director of
District Seven PSAA, Conductor and Music Director of the Hejnal choir
and Esprit de Chorus, an international vocal group.
He runs his own music school the Music Education Center in
Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Sporek is also the President of Chopin Foundation
Council of Greater New York where he desires to continue the work of
late Prof. Jan Gorbaty. Mr. Sporek was a very close friend of Prof.
Gorbaty, who admired his work with children and all activities in the
field of promoting the Polish culture, music and Polish artists on the
In 1998, Sasha Oster a moviemaker of Falkor Pictures
has used one of his compositions in the film “PAY DAY” directed
under the patronage of New York University.
In May 1998, he was
announced "Citizen of the Year" by the readers of "The
Polish American World" newspaper. He was also awarded a Gold
Medal by the Polish Choirs and Orchestras Alliance of Warsaw and the
“Cross of Chivalry” for his services to the Republic of Poland,
granted by the Government of Poland (in the year of 2000).
Sporek has conducted choruses and orchestras at all prestigious
concert halls of New York including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall,
and Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, St.
Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, John Adams Playhouse of
Hofstra University, Long Island and Mary Washington College of
Fredericksburg VA. He performed in Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL,
Philadelphia, PA, and New Britain, CT. In October 2000, he made a very
successful artistic trip to Poland conducting the choir and orchestra
at the Cracov Philharmonic Orchestra House. In May 2001, in Johnstown,
PA, Mr. Sporek lead the “Festival of J. Świder’s Choral
Music” at the International Convention of the Polish Singers
Alliance of America and Canada. In August 2001 he established the
Paderewski Festival Singers, a mixed choir that has already made two appearances at
Isaack Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall. He holds the posts of music
director and conductor of this group.
November 1999 and January 2004, Mr. Sporek has organized ten concerts at Carnegie
Hall, becoming the only Polish producer who presented over three
hundred performers including choruses and individual artists on this
prestigious stage in such a short period of time. Promoting the Polish
musical culture, among the artists he showed were such great
individuals as Julian Gembalski (organist), Sylwia Kowalczuk (harpist),
Piotr Paleczny, Jozef Stompel and Jacek Zganiacz (pianists), Tiffany
CasaSante, Cezary Doda, Izabela Kobus-Salkin, Halina Kalitka and
Matina Parisi (opera singers), Slawomir Chrzanowski, Czeslaw Freund and
James Baker (conductors), Polish-American Symphony Orchestra, Combined
Choruses of District Seven PSAA, Esprit de Chorus, Paderewski Festival
Singers and Mary Washington College Symphony Orchestra from