Katarzyna Kaswen-Wilk

Biography

Katarzyna has been actively performing on stage since her graduation from the Maastricht Conservatoire in the Summer of 2014. Some of the roles she has portrayed are: Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at the SummerFest Opera Festival with Opera Theater Pittsburgh (USA), Carolina in Il matrimonio segreto under director Philip Harnoncourt with Concert Royal (Germany), Zerlina in Don Giovanni at Lyric Opera Studio Weimar (Germany), Lucy in Die Dreigroschenoper with Stichting …Op Locatie (the Netherlands), Prizzi in La Gran Esperanza! with Opera Comique Maastricht (the Netherlands).

Some of Katarzyna's solo performances include: a series

of concerts in Melbourne (Australia) with Sonare and

Cantus Novesia in 2016, Bach's Jauchzet

Some of the pieces in Katarzyna’s concert and oratorio repertoire are: Bach’s cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Matthäuspassion, Johannespassion, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Versperae solennes and Requiem, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung and Cäcilienmesse, Fauré’s Requiem, Händel’s The Messiah, and many others. She has performed in concert halls and churches across Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Australia, and USA.

La Gran Esperanza - Opera Maastricht

Katarzyna is one of the winners of the Summerfest Europe International Singing Competition in Verviers, Belgium. She also won 2nd place and audience award at the Concours Kasteel Doorwerth vocal competition in 2013. In 2014 Katarzyna won the first prize in the 2nd International Organ-Vocal Competition in Neuss (Germany) together with organist Christine Moraal. Katarzyna attended various masterclasses to enhance her vocal abilities, e.g.: with Damon Nestor Ploumis, Vito Cristofaro, Ansgar Hüning, Paul Esswood, Claudio Desderi, Charlotte Lehmann, Nelly Miricioiu, Oliver Klöter, Ernst Daniel Smid, etc.

awards

2nd place and audience

award at the Concours

Kasteel Doorwerth vocal

competition.

laureate of the

Summerfest Europe

International Singing

Competition in Verviers,

Belgium.

first prize in the Second

International Organ-Vocal

Competition in Neuss

(Germany)

La Gran Esperanza -
Opera Maastricht