Marcin Bornus Szczycińsky - CV

Graduated at Warsaw University as an economist, studied singing privately with K. Zachwatowicz. Meeting R. Jacobs and W. Christie were crucial points on his way towards early music. He made his debut in 1977 during “Musical Weeks in Ascona” performing along with medieval music ensemble Fistulatores et Tubicinatores Varsovienses led by K. Piwkowski. During the next years he appeared in various productions of Handel’s Theodora, Messiah, Jephte and Sosarme. He further cooperated with Les Arts Florissants, Capella Regia (R. Hugo), Hortus Musicus (A. Mustonien), Linnamuusikud (T. Niitvaegi, Tallinn), Academy of Early Music (T. Griendienko, Moscow), Musicalische Compagney (H. Eichorn, Berlin), La Petite Bande (S. Kuijken), Schola Jacobaena and Schola of the Theatre of Wegajty.

Following a commission from the Polish Radio he founded his own vocal ensemble Bornus Consort, today one of the leading Polish interprets of early music. Among his most successful projects was the performance of the liturgical drama Ludus Danielis, which – after the first night in The Great Theatre in Warsaw – found admirers in Austria, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland. Since 1991 he has been the Gregorian Chants professor in Warsaw and Cracow Dominican Colleges of Theology and Philosophy. In 1993 he founded the Early Music Department in Wroclaw High School of Music, the first in Poland.