Katarzyna Wilk

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Katarzyna Wilk (sopraan)

 

 

 

Katarzyna, born in Warsaw, Poland, started her musical education in 1998. First she studied the piano, then briefly the flute, and she finally discovered her passion for singing in 2006.

 

As a student of Vocal and Acting in the class of male soprano Dariusz Paradowski at the Music Academy in Gdansk, Katarzyna came to study at the Maastricht Conservatoire in 2011 in the class of Frans Kokkelmans as a beneficiary of the European Council Erasmus Lifelong Learning Programme. Afterwards she was invited to stay for the Master Programme following graduation

from Bachelor in Gdansk.

 

Katarzyna attended various masterclasses to enhance her vocal abilities, e.g.: with Paul Esswood, Claudio Desderi, Charlotte Lehmann, Nelly Miricioiu, Oliver Klöter, Ernst Daniel Smid, etc.Some of Katarzyna’s solo performances include: J. Strauss “Die Fledermaus” at the 10th International Summer Festival of Art and Culture in Hel, Poland, in 2010, J. S. Bach cantata “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen”, G. B. Pergolesi “Stabat Mater” at the 12th International Summer Festival of Art and Culture in Hel in June 2012, W. A. Mozart “Versperae solennes” at the Theatre in Heerlen in December 2012, Mozart’s “Requiem” in Maastricht and Heerlen in January 2013, and Haydn’s “Die Schöpfung” in March 2014.

 

In October 2013 Katarzyna won 2nd place and audience award at the Concours Kasteel Doorwerth vocal competition. In December 2013 she became one of the laureates of the Summerfest Europe International Singing Competition in Verviers, Belgium, for which she has been offered the role of Valencienne in “the Merry

Widow” by F. Lehár in the SummerFest opera festival in Pittsburgh, USA.

 

In April 2014 Katarzyna won the first prize in the Second International Organ-Vocal Competition in Neuss (Germany) in a duet with organist Christine Moraal.

 

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