Andrzej Filończyk

Baritone

He began his studies in piano in 2000 under Zdisława Rychlewska at the Fryderyk Chopin Music School in Oleśnica. He continued studying the piano at the Ryszard Bukowski Music School in Wrocław where he also began singing lessons under Bogdan Makal. From 2009-2011 he attended the School of Ballet and Dance at the Wrocław Opera. Currently he is studying singing under Bogan Makal at the Wrocław Academy of Music. Since June 2014 he has been studying at the Academy of Opera at the Grand Theatre National Opera in Warsaw.

He has had many successes in national and international competitions where he was able to display his distance artistic talents.
His most important achievements include: first prize at the International Vocal Competition in Petrovice (Czech Republic July 2013), second prize at the International Vocal Competition “Music without Borders” in Druskieninkai (Lithuania August 2013), first prize in the Barbara Kostrzewska V National Vocal Competition in Rzeszów (November 2013), Grand Prix, first place and the award for best performance of a Polish aria at the XIII National Vocal Competition (April 2014), first place and award for best performance of Polish song in the Krystyna Jamroz VI National Vocal Competition in Kielce (April 2014), first prize for best performance of the songs of the twentieth century and Czech Radio award in the Bohuslav Martinu International Vocal Competitio in Prague (Czech Republic October 2014), first prize in Moniuszko Competition for best polish singer and also prize for the youngest finalist.

In June 2013 and November 2014 he performed a solo in Ariel Ramirez’s Creole Mass at the Wroclaw Philharmonic with the orchestra and choir from the Richard Bukowski National Music School in Wroclaw under the baton of Artur Wróbel. He performed a solo from Faure’s Requiem at the Grand Theatre National Opera in Warsaw. In June 2014 he played the leading role of Simon, in the opera The two fiddlers by Peter Maxwell Davies at the LeoFestiwal in Wrocław. In December 2014 on the New Year’s Eve Gala at Great Theater National Opera in Warsaw he sang the part of William Tell in the finale of the G. Rossini’s opera Willhelm Tell with the orchestra and choir of the Great Theater National Opera under the baton of Andrei Jurkiwicza. Then, Andrzej made his opera debut singing the part of Tonio in R. Leoncavallo’s opera Pagliacci at the Stanisław Moniuszko Grand Theatre in Poznan conducted by Gabriel Chmura and won the award for debut of the year with this part. In 2015 he sang Il Commisario in G. Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly under the baton of Andei Jurkiewiczat at the Great Theater National Opera and Marullo in Rigoletto in Warsaw National Opera

He made his very important debut as Eugene Onegin in January 2016 in Great Theater in Poznan under the baton of Gabriel Chmura. More recently, he sang Bohème in Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Pagliacci at Teatro Regio di Torino, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (concert version) at Kanazawa, Lucrezia Borgia at Salzburger Festspiele. His upcoming engagements:  Don Carlos at Opéra Bastille.

He has attended vocal workshops led by Eytan Pessen (Stuttgard), Rudolf Piernay (England), Ryland Davis (Wales), Neil Shicoff (New York), Richard Cross (USA), Izabela Kłosińska, Teresa Żylis-Gara, Christina Kluge (Germany). He has also actively participated in workshops of operatic stage play conducted by Lubor Cukr (National Opera in Prague). Andrzej is the recipient of the of the President of Wroclaw and the Minister of Culture and Art scholarships.

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