Don’t miss a rising star of the opera – Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński, winner of 2016 Grand Finals of Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and 2015 KF Marcella Sembrich International Vocal Competition, as he shares an evening of a classic operatic repertoire at the Kosciuszko Foundation. The concert will feature works by F. Schubert, R. Hahn, K. Szymanowski, T. Baird, P. Łukaszewski and G. F. Handel.
A reception with light refreshments will follow the recital.
A recital by
Jakub Józef Orliński, countertenor
Michał Biel, piano
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
The KF: 15 E 65th Street, New York, NY 10065
Countertenor from Poland Jakub Józef Orliński is a winner of 2016 Grand Finals of Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Oratorio Society of New York Solo Competition, International Moniuszko Vocal Competition in Warsaw, Poland and 2015 Kosciuszko Foundation Marcella Sembrich International Vocal Competition. Jakub has been a member of Opera Academy of the Polish National Opera in Warsaw since 2012. He has performed leading roles at opera houses in Poland and Germany and as a soloist at the Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Houston Symphony Orchestra and many other prestigious venues both in USA and Europe. He has performed in Juilliard’s Vocal Arts Honors Recital, a master class with mezzo-soproano Joyce DiDonato. Currently, he is pursuing his Graduate Diploma at the Juilliard School under tutelage of Edith Wiens. More
Michał Biel graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, where he studied piano under Andrzej Jasiński. Among other prizes, he has been awarded Best Young Accompanist at Le Grand Prix de l’Opera in Bucharest, Outstanding Accompaniment at the 10th L. Różycki Vocal Competition in Gliwice, and First Prize at the Academic Competition of Art Song in Wrocław. He has also participated in The Song Continues residency at Carnegie Hall and The Mozart Residency at the Académie du Festival d’Aix. He is currently a Jerome L. Greene Fellow pursuing his master’s degree in Collaborative Piano at The Juilliard School.