PIOTR KĘDZIORA

Baritone. In 2006, Kędziora graduated from the Department of Vocal and Acting Studies at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw.

He made his opera debut in January 2005, as the prison governor in the student’s staging of J’ Strauss’s The Revenge of the Bat. In 2007, he became a soloist at the Warsaw Chamber Opera. With other artists from this opera he took part in numerous festivals. In 2009, at the 19th Adam Didur Festival in Sanok Cultural Centre he performed the parts of Svegliato and the Notary in G. Paisielle’s The Barber of Seville, conducted by Tadeusz Karolak. In 2011, as part of the Contemporary Music Festival at the Warsaw Chamber Opera, Kędziora sang Herold’s part in B. Britten’s  The Burning Fiery Furnace, conducted by Kai Buman.  In 2014, he appeared as Belcore in G. Dionizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. In 2015, he played Ernest Ludwig in the first performance of L. Możdżer’s Immanuel Kant. In 2016, at the Warsaw Chamber Opera, Kędziora performed the part of Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, and Taddeo in The Italian Girl in Algiers, both by G. Rossini. Since 2012 he’s collaborated with the Opera at the Castle in Szczecin.

The artist’s repertoire includes oratorios and cantatas. In 2006, during the International Organ Music Festival in Koszalin, Kędzior performed Bach’s Ein feste Burg BWV 80 cantata, under the baton of Albert Koch. In 2007, he began his collaboration with the Singing Society in Saska Kępa, and under the baton of Artur Beckiel performed the following cantatas by J. S. Bach: Wie schön leuchtet… BWV 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 140, Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht BWV 211. In 2015, as part of the concert cycle in the Museum of John Paul II Collection in Warsaw he sang Bach’s BWV 82 Ich habe genug cantata . In June 2015, as part of the Mozart Festival, he was one of the performers of Mozart’s “Coronation” mass KV317 and Vesperae solennes de confessore KV 339 W  conducted by Ruben Silva.

Robert Kędziora is an active participant of the capital’s cultural life. Since 2009 he’s been a collaborator of Śródmieście Cultural Center, where he’s given concerts and helped realize diverse artistic projects. The most important undertakings include the staging of E. Kálmán’s operetta The Gypsy Princess, where the artist appeared as Count Feri von Kerekes. In 2011, he joined the LAKME Opera Group, and in 2017 he performed during numerous concerts of the Sounds of Art cycle in the National Museum in Warsaw. That year he performed Brahms’s Liebeslieder-Waltzer op. 52 J. as part of the summer concerts in the Royal Łazienki Park.

Since October 2017 he’s been a soloist in the Polish Royal Opera.