Professor Cezary Szyfman, DMus Hab.

- bari­tone, grad­u­ate of the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music, Depart­ment of Vocal and Act­ing Stud­ies, where he stud­ied under Pro­fes­sor Michał Szop­s­ki and Pro­fes­sor Kaz­imierz Puste­lak. After grad­u­at­ing he devel­oped his music and vocal skills under Pro­fes­sor Piotr Kusiewicz.

Since 1984 he has coop­er­at­ed with most Pol­ish cham­ber ensem­bles spe­cial­iz­ing in ear­ly music (Il Can­to, Bor­nus Con­sort, Ars Nova, Il Tem­po, Came­rata Cra­co­via, Con­certo Polac­co), with which he did many radio and tele­vi­sion record­ings. Some of them have been released on over twen­ty CDs (so far).

Apart from the­atre per­for­mances the artist has par­tic­i­pat­ed in all most impor­tant fes­ti­vals in Poland and numer­ous fes­ti­vals abroad, e.g.: Scot­tish Ear­ly Music Fes­ti­val, Hol­land Fes­ti­val, Schleswick-Hol­stein Musik Fes­ti­val. He has giv­en con­certs in many coun­tries in Europe, Asia, Africa and in the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca.

Togeth­er with the vocal quin­tet ‘II Can­to’ he won numer­ous prizes at inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions: in Tam­pere (Fin­lan­d), in Arez­zo and Gori­zia (Italy).

In the peri­od of 1993–1995 he par­tic­i­pat­ed in mas­ter vocal cours­es run by the famous British ensem­ble The King’s Singers, orga­nized in Ger­many.

He is also a co-win­ner of the ‘Fry­deryk 96’ prize – in the cat­e­go­ry ‘Ear­ly Music’ (Ars Nova — Il Can­to — Psalms) — award­ed by the Phono­graph­ic Acad­e­my for the most out­stand­ing phono­graph­ic achieve­ments of the year.

Apart from music of the Mid­dle Ages, Renais­sance or Baroque an impor­tant part of his reper­toire are songs by the Roman­tics, Pol­ish and for­eign.

Cezary Szyf­man has been active as a ped­a­gogue for many years as well. He is Pro­fes­sor at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw, Depart­ment of Instru­men­tal and Ped­a­gog­i­cal Stud­ies in Białys­tok, and adi­unkt with the sec­ond degree qual­i­fi­ca­tions at the A. Zel­werow­icz The­atre Acad­e­my in War­saw, Depart­ment of the Pup­petry Art in Białys­tok. In the Aca­d­e­m­ic Year 2002/2003 he worked as the vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor at Keimy­ung Uni­ver­sity — Fry­deryk Cho­pin Aca­demy of Music in Daegu (South Korea). More­over, he is con­stant­ly invit­ed to run cre­ative work­shops, lec­tures and sem­i­nars devot­ed to ear­ly music and the wide­ly under­stood work on one’s voice.

last modified: 05/05/2015