Sylwia Gorajek – soprano
Sylwia is a graduate in voice and opera studies at The Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, Poland. She received the highest degree and Primus Inter Pares Prize for the best graduate in 2018. She is currently studying chamber and oratorio music at the Academy.
She is a laureate of numerous prizes at national and international competitions. Recent achievements include: Second Distinction and Award of the Association for the Faculty of Pedagogy and Arts of the The Adam Mickiewicz University ARTEM DOCENDI – Participation in the final concert of the 13th International Festival of Organ and Chamber Music – Kalisz Organ Forum 2020 at the 2nd International Vocal Competition Viva Calisia in Kalisz (2019), Distinction and Special Award – Songwriting session at Delphy Records Studio in Warsaw at the 3rd National Song Festival Music Opens the Soul in Żuromin (2019), First Distinction at the 5th National Vocal Competition in Drezdenko (2018), Special Prize for Outstanding Stage Predispositions at the 13th International Vocal Art Competition Golden Voices in Warsaw (2018), Distinction and Special Award for Best Interpretation of Contemporary Composition at the 1st International Halina Słonicka Vocal Competition in Suwałki (2018), 3rd Prize at the 2nd National Vocal Competition Bella Voce in Busko-Zdrój (2018), Second Distinction at the 4th Krystyna Jamroz National Vocal Competition in Busko-Zdrój (2018), 3rd Place at the 14th National Moniuszko Competition The Aria and the Song of Evening in Białystok (2017).
She performed Heiderl Tschöll in Das Dreimäderlhaus and Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro during many International Music Festivals. Also she made her debut as Cherubino in Wrocław Opera House (2017). In 2019, during the 57th International Moniuszko Festival in Kudowa-Zdrój, she performed the part of Emina/Kalda in the premiere performance of the operetta (considered missing) by great Polish romantic composer Stanisław Moniuszko Ideał, czyli nowa Precjoza.
Her repertoire includes works from Renaissance to contemporary music. She performed in Poland and abroad (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Austria, Germany, France, United States). In 2014-2017 she was a soloist at one of the most important European events in the field of classical music – The International Festival Wratislavia Cantans. She performed Fire during polish premiere of František Antonín Míča’s cantata Quatuor Elementa in 2015 conducted by Benjamin Bayl. In October 2018 she performed a solo part during the premiere of Zuzanna Koziej’s Mass of Trust in cooperation with Neuer Kammerchor Berlin, The Medici Cantantes Choir, Kameralna N-Harmonia and Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny. She has sung under the baton of: Bejnamin Bayl, Francesco Bottligliero, Sławomir Chrzanowski, Mariusz Dziubek, Robert Hollingworth, Andrzej Kosendiak, Stanisław Rybarczyk, Zygmunt Rychert, Jarosław Thiel, Tadeusz Wicherek and Tadeusz Zathey. Before she decided to follow the path of classical singing, she performed next to the icons of Polish music – with the band Skaldowie, Edyta Geppert, Grażyna Łobaszewska and Janusz Radek.
Since 2017 she works with guitarist Tomasz Radziszewski – one of the most promising young guitarist in Poland, winner of the most important competitions on national and international scale. Repertoire includes works of the Renaissance, Romanticism and contemporary music. Duet is very busy with concerts. In 2017 won 2nd Prize at The 2nd International Guitar Competition in Tczew, Poland.
Her interests reach far beyond the horizons of music. In addition to Music Academy, she graduated in Pedagogy (bachelor studies) and Antropology of Literature, Theatre and Film (master studies). Besides singing her passions are pole dance and shooting sports.