MAŁGORZATA GRZEGORZEWICZ-RODEK

Soprano. In 2002, she graduated with honours from the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, the solo vocal class under Prof. Dariusz Paradowski. Between 2002 and 2003, she continued her education in Flanders Operastudio in Ghent. Grzegorzewicz-Rodek received the scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage twice. The artist participated in master classes taught by A. Rolf-Johnson, R. Alderson, S. Friede, M. Brennan, K. Szostek-Radkowa, G. Kahry, R. Ruskov, M. Lenz, Z. Donat, Ch. Hampe, and Ch. Elsner. In 2012, she obtained a doctorate degree in fine arts in the field of vocal arts. Currently, she is an assistant professor in the Institute of Music of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin.

Between 2004 and 2017 Grzegorzewicz-Rodek was a soloist in the Warsaw Chamber Opera, where she played the main roles in several operas by W. A. Mozart (Vittelia in La clemenza di Tito, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Giunia in Lucio Silla, Sifare in Mitridate, re di Ponto, First Lady in Die Zauberflöte). She appeared as Lizetta during the premiere of I. Albertini’s Don Juan czyli ukarany libertyn (“Don Giovanni, or the Libertine Penalized”, 2013), and as Fiorilla in the revived Il Turco in Italia by G. Rossini (2016). Together with the Warsaw Chamber Opera she performed in France, Switzerland, and Japan.

Thanks to her collaboration with the Capella Cracoviensis ensemble, the artist appeared in the famous staging of J. F. Handel’s Amadigi, and then as Zosia in the Vilnius premiere of S. Moniuszko’s Halka (2017).

Grzegorzewicz-Rodek has made numerous appearances at prestigious festivals, such as the International Wratislavia Cantans Festival (as Rowan in Britten’s The Little Sweep ), or the Baroque Festival of Ambronay. She’s toured many countries in Europe and Asia. The artist performed on stage in operas in Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, Turnhout, Dijon, Avignon, Toulouse, Reims, Besancon, Versailles, Rennes, Brussels, Amsterdam, Bielefeld, and Saarbrücken. She performed during the premieres for e.g. the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp and Ghent (Cupido inDiana de wraak van Cupido  by Keiser), Théâtre Montansier in Versailles (Melia in Mozart’s Apollo et Hyacinthus ), the Polish Opera (Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte ), or the Academy of Baroque Music Ambronay (Venus in Lully’s Cadmus et Hermione).

Her repertoire includes many songs and most oratorio and cantata parts from the works of Bach, Handel, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler, Szymanowski, and Lutosławski. In 2016, she premiered all cycles of Józef Wieniawski’s songs in Lublin.

Her performances have been conducted by eminent conductors, such as R. Alessandrini, C. Rousset, P. Rizzo, K. Kessels, F. Heyerick, A. Duczmal, J. T. Adamus, W. Rodek, M. Pijarowski, R. Satanowski. Grzegorzewicz-Rodek has collaborated with many orchestras, including: the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lower Silesia  Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, the European Johann Strauss Orchestra, the Capella Bydgostiensis, the Capella Cracoviensis, the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of the Polish Radio.

She’s recorded for the French Radio and Television, and the ARTE TV channel. Her discography includes a recording with the music by W. Friemann, accompanied by the Symphonic Orchestra of the National Philharmonic in Warsaw. The artist has also recorded a premiere performance of M. Górecki’s Jasności promieniste accompanied by the Amadeus orchestra conducted by Agnieszka Duczmal.

Grzegorzewicz-Rodek is a laureate of numerous competitions, including the 1st prize at the 5th F. Platówna Polish Vocal Competition in Wrocław, and the 1st prize at the K. Bacewicz International Chamber Music Competition in Łódź.

She is a soloist at the Polish Royal Opera.