Professor Ewa Iżykowska-Lipińska, DMus Hab.

Ewa Iżykows­ka (Sopra­no, Mez­zoso­pra­no) belongs to the group of the most out­stand­ing Pol­ish singers.

She grad­u­at­ed from Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw where she stud­ied singing under Pro­fes­sor Kaz­imiera Goławska. She con­tin­ued her stud­ies at the Acad­e­mia Musi­cale Chi­giana in Siena under Geor­gio Favaret­to and Ettore Capogagliani, Accad­e­mia di San­ta Cecil­ia in Rome and Teatro alla Scala in Milan under Giuli­et­ta Simion­a­to and Eduar­do Mueller.

She is also sum­ma cum laude grad­u­ate of Acad­e­my of Dra­ma in War­saw, Poland.

Ewa Iżykows­ka won sev­er­al prizes at the inter­na­tion­al vocal com­pe­ti­tions, such as Belvedere Com­pe­ti­tion in Vien­na, Aus­tria, Mozart Com­pe­ti­tion in Alessan­dria, Italy, Szy­manows­ki Com­pe­ti­tion in War­saw, Poland.

Ewa Iżykows­ka start­ed her pro­fes­sion­al career at the Opera House in Poz­nań, Poland in 1981 where she cre­at­ed Fiordili­gi in Cosi fan tutte, Vio­let­ta in La Travi­a­ta, Micaela in Car­men, Liu in Turan­dot and many oth­ers.

In 1986 Ewa Iżykows­ka made her debut at the Cham­ber Opera House in Vien­na, Aus­tria, where she sang Ned­da in I Pagli­ac­ci direct­ed by George Tabori and Count­ess in Le nozze di Figaro.

In 1987–1991 she was soloist at the Opera House in Lucerne, Switzer­land, where among oth­ers she sang Pop­pa in L’Incoronazione di Pop­pea, Count­ess in Le nozze di Figaro, Tatyana in Eugen One­gin, Vio­let­ta in La Travi­a­ta, Adri­ana in Adri­ana Lecou­vreur togeth­er with tenor Ramon Var­gas, and Mar­cel­lo Viot­ti con­duct­ing.

Recent­ly she also appeared in mul­ti­ple Euro­pean the­atres singing many char­ac­ters in Penderecki’s Die Schwarze Maske, The Dev­il from Loudaine, (both broad­cast­ed inter­na­tion­al­ly) Par­adise Lost, Strauss’ Salome and Rosenkava­lier (Marschalin), Puccini’s Tosca, and Giordano’s Fedo­ra.

Ewa Iżykows­ka is a dis­tin­guished ora­to­rio / can­ta­ta singer. Her reper­toire includes the best known works start­ing from Baroque through Roman­tic ora­to­rios to con­tem­po­rary works like Mahler’s Sym­pho­ny No. 7 or Górecki’s Sym­pho­ny No. 3 and the whole Penderecki’s ora­to­rio reper­toire.

Dur­ing her career she per­formed in the world’s most pres­ti­gious opera the­aters and con­cert halls like La Scala, Musikvere­in, Carnegie Hall, and she was tour­ing around Europe, Amer­i­c­as, Philip­pines and Rus­sia.

She has record­ed with Pol­ish Radio & TV and Aus­tria TV ORF.

In 2000, she start­ed her world-wide tour with two solo recitals: From Baroque to Jazz and Songs of Chopin and Paderews­ki.

Since 2000 she begun to share her expe­ri­ence with young stu­dents at Uni­ver­si­ty in Olsten, Poland, Pol­ish Acad­e­my of Sci­ences in War­saw, and she become a v-cue direc­tor of Keimyung F. Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in South Korea.

Since 2004, she is asked to par­tic­i­pate in many inter­na­tion­al opera work­shops, sem­i­nars, cours­es and fes­ti­vals, like, Schlern Music Fes­ti­val in Italy, Mas­ter Class at the Texas Chris­t­ian Uni­ver­si­ty, Mas­ter Class at the Catholic Uni­ver­si­ty in Daegu, S. Korea, From Chopin to Górec­ki Fes­ti­val at the F. Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw.

Apart from teach­ing she also works as a direc­tor. She pre­sent­ed a per­for­mance of Song Books for Home Use by S. Moniuszko in 2010, and a per­for­mance enti­tled Musi­cale Musi­cale in 2011.

Ewa Iżykows­ka gives a lot of con­certs. Recent­ly she has giv­en a recital at the Accad­e­mia di San­ta Cecil­ia in Rome. In 2010 she gave a recital of Songs by Chopin in Paris, and it was the first time ever that those pieces were record­ed on a Blu-ray disc.

In 2011 she gave a per­for­mance in Vat­i­can on St. Peter’s Square dur­ing the beat­i­fi­ca­tion cer­e­mo­ny of John Paul II.

She flu­ent­ly speaks 5 lan­guages: Ital­ian, Russ­ian, Ger­man, Eng­lish and French. She holds DA degree and she is Pro­fes­sor at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw. Dur­ing the 2012 elec­tions she was elect­ed Prorec­tor for For­eign and Stu­dents’ Affairs for the term of office of 2012–2016.


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