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Kacper Kostrzewski



Grzegorz Biegas


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Franz Schubert 

Orpheus D 474 (G. Jakopi)  - 1R

Pensa, che questo istante D 76 (P. Metastasio)   - 1R

Der entsühnte Orest D 699 (J. Mayrhofer)

Auf dem See D 543 (J.W.v. Goethe)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Andenken WoO 136 (F.v. Mattisson)

Vier Arietten und ein Duett, Op.82

Arietta assai seriosa „L’amante impaziente” (P. Metastasio)

Robert Schumann

Myrthen, Op. 25 

1. Widmung (F.Rückert)

17. Zwei Venezianische Lieder I (Moore/Freiligrath)

18. Zwei Venezianische Lieder II (Moore/Freiligrath)

Hugo Wolf

Spanisches Liederbuch

1. Nun bin ich dein (J.R de Hita/Heyse) 

Henri Duparc


4. Extase (J. Lahor)  - 1R

Gerald Finzi

Let Us Garlands Bring, Op. 18 (W. Shakespeare) 

3. Fear No More the Heat o’ the Sun - 1R


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Kacper Kostrzewski


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Kacper Kostrzewski is a graduate of the State Music Schools of the 1st  and 2nd degree named after Wojciech Kilar in Katowice, in the violin  class. He is a first-year masters student at the Vocal and Acting  Faculty of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, studying  with dr hab. Maciej Bartczak. As a student, he played opera roles  including: Uberto in Pergolesi’s La serva padrona directed by Grzegorz Eckert and most recently Marcello in Puccini’s La bohème directed  by Michał Znaniecki. He also took part in other academic projects, such  as a concert version of extensive fragments of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro,  in the role of Figaro. He received an award of distinction at the 23rd  International Vocal Competition IUVENTUS CANTI in Vrable and 2nd prize  at the 1st Witold Friemann National Vocal Chamber Music Festival and  Competition in Rzeszów.

Grzegorz Biegas


He studied at the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice and  completed the piano class of Prof. Eugeniusz Knapik (1990-1995). In 2002  he completed postgraduate studies in the piano class of Prof. Józef  Stompel. He is a professor in the chamber music department of his alma  mater. The focus of his artistic activity is primarily on chamber music,  with particular attention to vocal literature. As a trainer and  teacher, he took part in numerous singing and chamber music courses,  including in Bückeburg, Vienna, Duszniki-Zdrój, Katowice, Radzyń  Podlaski, Nowy Sącz, Wroclaw, Gdansk, Sosnowiec, Beijing and Louisville,  and worked with teachers, conductors and Directors such as Irena  Argustiene, Walter Berry, Henryka Januszewska-Stańczyk, Helena Łazarska,  Bogusław Makal, Eugeniusz Sąsiadek, Leopold Spitzer, Daniel Weeks,  Ingrid Kremling, Michał Znaniecki, Michael Ramach, Michał Klauza, Rudolf  Piernay, Izabella Kłosińska, Wł odzimierz Zalewski together. As an  accompanist, he played for soloists in numerous singing competitions in  Poland and abroad, including Bilbao, Karlovy Vary, Vienna, Oslo, Pärnu,  Sion, Trnava, Vráblach, Düsseldorf, Bydgoszcz, Duszniki-Zdrój, Katowice,  Łódź, Nowy Sącz, Kraków, Dublin , Włoszakowice, Warsaw, Gliwice and  Wroclaw and won numerous awards for best accompaniment, including the  Jerzy Lefeld Special Prize. As a chamber musician, he has performed at  numerous concerts in Poland and abroad, as well as at music festivals  (Europe, USA, Argentina, China) and has collaborated with many leading  singers. He has made numerous recordings for Polish public radio and  television (TVP) as well as CDs to his credit, with a particular focus  on Polish music (Quartet in D minor op. 8 by Zygmunt Noskowski, Humorous  Songs by Henryk Czyż, Arias by Józef Poniatowski, songs by Witold  Lutosławski, children's preludes by Edward Bogusławski, songs by  Mieczysław Weinberg). From 2005 to 2012 he was deputy rector of the  Faculty of Vocal and Instrumental Music and is currently deputy rector  of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.

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