Jarosław Bręk

He sang in the years 1984–1996 in the Poznańskich Słowikach leading by prof. Stefan Stuligrosz. He graduated from the Vocal Department of the Academy of Music in Warsaw, in the singing class of prof. Jerzy Artysz. Distinguished by his university with the Magna Cum Laude medal for outstanding artistic achievements. He is a laureate of awards at vocal competitions in Barcelona, ​​Vercelli and Lisbon. Twice nominated for the Polityka Passport Award. Decorated with the Golden Cross of Merit, Bronze Medal Gloria Artis, Badge of Merit for Polish Culture, Badge of Honor for merits for the Greater Poland Voivodeship and the Badge of Honor for merits for the Lubuskie Voivodeship.

Since 2000, he has been the leading soloist of the Warsaw Chamber Opera. He sang on the stages and stages of Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Romania, the Canary Islands, Japan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia, France, Monaco, Switzerland, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, England and Israel. He was applauded on the stages of Paris, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Rome, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Santiago de Compostela, Oviedo, Hamburg, Zurich, Düsseldorf, Hanover, Graz, Jerusalem, Brno, Saint Petersburg, Lviv, Vilnius, Riga, Sofia , Beirut, Tokyo, Yokohama, Hiroshima or Osaka. He has collaborated with 150 orchestras and 200 choirs from around the world, has performed over 20 opera parts and over 140 oratorios, from C. Monteverdi, through G. Verdi, G. Mahler to K. Penderecki.

He has performed with outstanding conductors: Giovanni Antonini, Benjamin Bayl, Tomasz Bugaj, Kai Bumann, Sylvain Cambreling, Agnieszka Duczmal, Edward Higginbottom, Jacek Kaspszyk, Jerzy Katlewicz, Michał Klauza, Igor Łacanycz, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Michel Plasson, Paweł Przytocki, Pascal Rophé, Antoni Ros-Marba, Tadeusz Strugała, Antoni Wit, Andriy Yurkevich, Alberto Zedda and many others. He has collaborated with great orchestras, incl. Berliner Philharmoniker, Symphoniker Hamburg, NDR Radiophilharmonie, BBC Concert Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias, Real Filharmonia de Galicia ,. He took part in the premieres of works by J. Bruzdowicz, W. Kilar, K. Knittel, Z. Krauze, A. Kurylewicz, P. Łukaszewski, P. Moss, M. Ptaszyńska, R. Twardowski. He has performed at significant festivals, including Easter at King`s College Cambridge, Velikonoĉni Festival Duchovnĭ Hudby.

He has performed in prestigious venues (Berlin Philharmonic, Palau de la Musica de Valencia, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Muzeul National George Enescu in Bucharest, Tonhalle in Zurich, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Great Guild in Riga, National Philharmonic in Sofia). Jarosław Bręk is a valued interpreter of songs. In 2001, he performed a recital of W. A. ​​Mozart’s songs at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, ​​and a special event in his career was the performance of F. Schubert’s Winterreise several times in 2019, with the participation of actors-narrators: Andrzej Seweryn, Jerzy Trela, Wojciech Malajkat and Leszek Teleszyński (The Royal Castle in Warsaw, National Forum of Music in Wrocław, Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz, Auditorium of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań).

The artist has made many radio recordings (including BBC Radio, Radiodifusão Portuguesa, NDR Rundfunk), and has also recorded about 30 CDs, repeatedly awarded with Fryderyk (2008, 2009, 2016, 2019) and the Golden Orpheus Award (2008, 2010, 2014) ). Published by NAXOS, K. ​​Szymanowski’s recording Stabat Mater (Choir and Orchestra of the National Philharmonic in Warsaw conducted by Antoni Wit) was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009.

Jarosław Bręk was awarded the title of professor of art in 2021. He teaches singing at the Academy of Music in Poznań. He is the Artistic Director of Music Festivals in Drezdenko and Krzyż Wlkp.

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