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Sacrum Profanum Festiwal

Sebastian Szumski

In 2008 he made his debut on stage at the Barbakan Festival in Krakow as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro by W.A. Mozart. In 2010, he received a scholarship from the Opera Studio at the G. Verdi Theatre in Pisa, where he sang the part of Maestro part in the opera Conventions and inconveniences of the stage byG. Donizetti during the 2010/2011 artistic season.

His repertoire includes works ranging from Renaissance polyphonies to contemporary compositions (parts in operas by Händel, Purcell, Mozart, Donizetti, Moniuszko, numerous song cycles, oratorio parts). He specializes in the performance of Baroque music, collaborating with such groups as Arte dei Suonatori, La Poem Harmonique and La Risonanza.

He has made many recordings for CD, radio, and television, among others: J. S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio with Arte dei ,Suonatori, H.M. Górecki's Second Copernicus Symphony all motets by J.S. Bach (recording for the French label Alpha).

He has performed in almost all European countries. He collaborated with highly regarded pianists: Andrzej Tatarski, Marcin Koziak, Piotr Różański, and with conductors including Jan Tomasz Adamus, Krzysztof Penderecki, Stefan Stuligrosz, Piotr Sułkowski, Federik Maria Sardelli, Alessandro de Marchi, Paul McCreesch, Joshua Riffkin, Andrew Parrot, Vincent Dumestre, Fabio Bonizzoni.

He is a chamber musician and soloist of one of the most appreciated early music ensembles in Europe - Capella Cracoviensis.

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Photograph by Tomasz Kucia