Paweł Konik – baritone
Polish baritone born in Cieszyn.
Recently awarded The Special Prize for best interpretation of Russian aria at Le Grand Prix de L’Opera in Bucharest.
During studies at The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music he started working with the Baltic Opera in Gdansk, where he made his debut in January 2013 as Shvochniev in Shostakovitsh/Meyer “The Gamblers” for which he received a Jan Kiepura’s Drama Music Award in the category of BEST SINGER’S DEBUT.
Until end of December 2016th Paweł was a member of the Yale Opera ensemble where he works with Doris Yarick-Cross and Richard Cross.
His operatic experience includes performances of title roles in Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart and Don Quichotte by Massenet, Bottom in Britten’s A midsummer night’s dream and Betto in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi at the Yale Opera, Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Warsaw Chamber Opera and the Silesian Opera, Nikitich Pristav in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Henri Perrin in Madame Curie by Elżbieta Sikora at the Baltic Opera, Zbigniew in Moniuszko’s Hounted Manor.
In concerts Paweł Konik has performed Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Great Mass in C minor with the Silesian Philharmonic, Mozart’s Requiem with Orchestra AUKSO, Stravinsky’s Renard with the New Music Orchestra, Strumenti della Passione by Jarek Kordaczuk with Arte die Suonatori at the festival Musica Poetica.
He is a Winner of The Third Prize at the Gerda Lissner Foundation IVC 2016 in New York, Grant Winner at the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation IVC 2016 and Giulio Gari Foundation IVC 2016. In November 2012 he was awarded the Second Prize at the 10-th Polish Artistic Song Competition in Warsaw. In 2011 he won the First Prize at the 13-th Imrich Godin International Vocal Competition IUVENTUS CANTI in Vrable, Slovakia. In academic year 2011/2012 he received Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in Poland.
Paweł was honored to work and perform with Rune Bergmann, Grzegorz Biegas, Linda Brovsky, Andrzej Chyra, Christine Goerke, Giuseppe Grazioli, Ted Huffman, Michał Klauza, Alexander Liebreich, Wojciech Michniewski, Wiesław Ochman, Ewa Podleś, Claudia Solti, Ewa Strusińska, Romuald Tesarowicz, Marek Toporowski, Domenique Trottein, Marek Weiss and Janusz Wiśniewski.
He is a member of the Young Artists Programme – OPERA ACADEMY in the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Warsaw.
Paweł Konik received artistic scholarship from the Major of Cieszyn and Zygmunt Zaleski Stichting.
He currently continues studying under mentorship of Eytan Pessen.