Kacper Filip Szelążek

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Kacper Filip Szelążek
Born (1984-04-28) 28 April 1984 (age 34)
Ełk, Poland
OccupationOpera singer
Years active2013

Kacper Filip Szelążek (born 28 April 1984 in Ełk, Poland) – Polish singer, countertenor.

Life and career[edit]

He graduated in vocal studies in 2016 at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the singing class of dr. hab. Artur Stefanowicz (previously he obtained the title of engineer at the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology of the Warsaw University of Technology). He made his debut in 2013 in the Nerone part in the L'incoronazione di Poppea by Monterverdi, which he performed with great success at the Collegium Nobilium in Warsaw and in 2015 in the Salle Frank Martin Auditorium in Geneva. In 2013, as the best young musician of the year, he received a recording offer from Polish Radio (which was realised in the following form: Karol SzymanowskiThree passages to words by Kasprowicz, Witold Lutosławski5 songs to words by Kazimiera Iłłakowiczówna and arias of Sesto from Handel's Giulio Cesare)[1] and to represent Poland at the Young Talents Competition EBU in Bratislava (International Forum of Young Performers New Talent). He performed, among others at: the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, Teatro Ristori in Verona, Teatro Thalia in Lisbon, the Concert Hall of the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, the Grand Theater–National Opera in Warsaw, the Lutosławski Concert Studio in Warsaw, the Warsaw Chamber Opera, the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. In his repertoire he also has oratorio parts, among others passions by J. S. Bach, cantatas by Handel, Porpora, Vivaldi and a large song repertoire, i.a. he is the only countertenor in the world that performs 3 poems to words by Kasprowicz by Karol Szymanowski.

Awards and Distinction[edit]

  • 2016 - he received the Carlo Maria Giulini award at the Stanisław Moniuszko International Vocal Competition in Warsaw.[2]
  • 2017 - he was awarded the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music Medal[3] Magna cum Laude.

Selected works from the artist's repertoire[edit]