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Radoslaw ZUKOWSKI, Bass (PL)

\'\' RADOSLAW ZUKOWSKl, bass  

Radoslaw Zukwoski was born in 1955 in Wroclaw. He graduated from the city's Music Academy with a diploma cum laude and a special Rector's Award for outstanding artistic achievements.

He has won prizes at the Tchaikowsky Competition in Moscow, Vineas in Barcelona, Voci Ver-diane in Busseto, and the Adam Didur lnternational Competition in Bytom.

In 1982- 1988 he collaborated with the Wroclaw Opera. In 1994 he resumed regular performances with that company. In the years 1983-1985 he co-operated with Stadt Theater Giessen. In the years 1984-1992 he worked with the Teatro San Carlos in Lisbon; 1987-1992 with the Grand Theatre in Poznan and in 1992-1995 with the Grand Theatre in Warsaw.

He has also developed an international career with appearances in such musical theatres as Gran Teatre Del Liceu in Barceclona, Gran Teatre in Geneva, Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Narodne Divadlo in Prague, the Vilnius Opera, the Metropolitan Opera in Melbourne, National Theatre in Taipei, Festival Theatre in Edinburgh, Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow and prestigious philharmonics such as Salle Pleyel in Paris, Kongresshaus in Zurich, Jeruzalem Philharmonic, Beethovenhalle in Bonn, the Philharmonic Halls in Moscow, Bel1in, Munich, Royal Festival Hall in London, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Kraków, Poznan, Lódz and Wroclaw as well as SFB Orchestra in Berlin and the MDR Studio in Leipzig.

Radoslaw Zukowski haS taken part in numerous international festivals, including Kracow Festival, Wratislavia Cantans International Oratorio and Cantata Festival in Wroclaw, Bad Hersfeld Festival, Santander Festival, Chaise Dieu Festival, Brighton Festival, Festival of European Music in Tokyo, Festival of Sacred Music in Jerusalem, Dresden Festiva1, Stockholm Festival, Bach Festival in Leipzig and Tivoli Festival in Copenhagen.

He is acclaimed in a wide repertoire comprising bass roles in operas by Mozart, Beethoven, Ros-sini, Bellini, Verdi, Gounod, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Puccini and Penderecki. As a concert singer, he has appeared in oratorios by Beethoven, Haydn, Mahler, Dvorak and Mendelssohn. He performed in all the vocal-instrumental works by Krzystof Pendereckiego, under the composer’s baton. He has made numerous opera and oratorio recordings for radio and television, as well as on various labels.

In recent four years, Radoslaw Zukowski created the role of Scarpia (“Tosca” by Puccini) at Xan-ten Festival in Germany, and in the United Kingdom at such places and venues as Reading Hexa-gon, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Chicester Festival Theatre, Wimbledon, Eastbourne, Blackpool, Buxton, Bristol, Plymouth, Manchester Bridgewater Hall and Liverpool as well as in Holland in Eindhoven, Amsterdam, The Hague, Breda, Heerlen, Kerkrade, Tilburg and Rotterdam.

Radoslaw Zukowski has got a doctorate of Music Arts and leads the vocal class at the Music Academy in Krakow.

2005-05-15/ Vilnus / Lithuania
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