JAKUB BURZYŃSKY

Jakub Burzyński was born in 1976 in Zabrze, Poland. He graduated with disctinctions of the faculties of Theory of Music and Solo Singing. Founded his first ensemble at the age of 18, he later became member or founder of numerous music groups until 1998 when he brought to life early music ensemble La Tempesta. With this ensemble he gives concerts and makes recordings of the repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to the 19th century oratorios. As a soloist he sung major roles in the operas by Charpentier (Acteon), Purcell (King Arthur), Vivaldi (Dorilla in Tempe), Handel (Giulio Cesare, Rinaldo), Myslivecek (Motezuma), Mozart (Apollo et Hyacinthus, Mitridate re di Ponto), Krauze (Balthazar) and Zych (Poiesis). He is also regularly invited to sing Baroque sacred music, as well as the contemporary repertoire (Pärt, Szymański, Głowicka, Penderecki). His first solo album, including Stabat Mater and Nisi Dominus of Antonio Vivaldi, was acclaimed the ‘Recording of the year’ by British portal Music Web International. Since then he has recorded 18 CDs as a soloist or conductor. Jakub Burzyński gave masterclasses of baroque singing during the Summer Early Music School in Holesov (Czech Republic) and is artistic director of International Summer School of Early Music Schloss Scharfeneck in Poland. He is a founder of Barok w Radości festival in Warsaw and speaker on Festival of Quiet Music in Toruń.