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Krystian Adam Krzeszowiak (Tenor)

Born: Jawor, Poland

The Polish tenor, Krystian Adam Krzeszowiak (AKA Krystian Adam), studied singing with Bogdan Makal at the Music Academy in Wroclaw, winning several scholarships from the Poland Governement. In January 2006 he graduated with the highest honours in singing and musical teaching methods. He moved to Milan, where he continued his studies with Rita Orlandi di Malaspina at the G. Verdi conservatoire, winning a scholarship at the International Music Academy in Milan. He is currently studying under Susanna Lotito’s guidance.

Krystian Adam made his début singing Conte d’Almaviva in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and he then performed the main roles in La Clemenza di Tito and Il Matrimonio segreto. He recorded Antonio Vivaldi's Griselda for the Deutschland Radio, W.A. Mozart’s Requiem, L.v. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for Wroclaw’s Radio and Schubert’s and Schumann’s Lieder for the TVP. In 2003-2004 he took part in the Grosse Strauss Gala at the Wien Konzerthaus and at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. In 2006 he sung for the Tuscany Opera Festival. He sang in several festivals, such as Wratislavia Cantans, Forummusicum, Uckermark Music Festival, collaborating with Gianluca Capuano, Francesco Fanna, Ian Adamus, Romano Vettori, Giulio Prandi.

In July 2007, Krystian Adam sang Grimoaldo in George Frideric Handel’s Rodelinda, Ian Adamus conducting Capella Cracoviensis. In September of the same year, he made his début at the Teatro alla Scala singing one of the roles in the world première of Fabio Vacchi’s Teneke, Roberto Abbado conducting. In the following months he was invited to perform some sacred pieces by Carissimi at the Festival Nuove Settimane Barocche in Brescia and MiTo Festival in Milan.

Krystian Adam recently sang G.F. Handel’s Messiah in Danzica with Cappella Gedanensis, J.S. Bach’s Magnificat (BWV 243) with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Gnocchi’s comic opera Amore scioglie i pregiudizi with the Ensemble il Falcone in Genova. In Poland, he was awarded the “Best début of the year 2008” prize for his interpretation of the role of Tassilo in Kalman’s Countess Maritza.

Krystian Adam recorded Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Dixit Dominus for the Deutsche Grammophon, Claudio Abbado’s conducting. He recently took on the role of Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro and sang in Jommelli’s Betulia Liberata in Breslavia and Templin. He made his début at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa with Stradella’s La Passione (Giovanni) under Diego Fasolis.

Among his most recent engagements: J.S. Bach’s Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) (Evangelist) with Capella Cracoviensis and Ian Adamus; G.F. Handel’s Israel in Egypt with I Barocchisti and Diego Fasolis in Lugano and at the Monteverdi Festival in Cremona; Der Mensch ein Gottesmorder by Leopold Mozart with Bozen Baroque Orchestra and Claudio Astronio in Wocrlaw; G.F. Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (Tempo) with Fabio Bonizzoni and La Risonanza in The Hague, Regensburg, Melk and Schärding; Il Finto Turco by Piccinni (world première in modern times) at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza with L’Arte dell’Arco and Federico Guglielmo. Then he sung G.F. Handel’s Ariodante (Lurcanio) with Modo Antiquo and Federico Maria Sardelli at the Festival International de Musique Baroque de Beaune and at the Festival “Via Stellae” in Santiago de Compostela; Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Il conte d’Almaviva) in Gliwice and Chorzow; Il mondo alla rovescia (Girasole) by Salieri (world première in modern times) at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona under the baton of Federico Maria Sardelli; A. Vivaldi’s Griselda (Corrado) and G.F. Handel’s Theodora (Septimus) with Capella Cracoviensis and Ian Adamus; Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Spirit and Sailor) at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in a new production directed by Saburo Teshigawara and conducted by Attilio Cremonesi; Le Cinesi at the Musikfestspiele in Potsdam with Orchestra L'arte del mondo and Werner Ehrhardt; Ottone in Villa (Decio) at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik with Giovanni Antonini and Il Giardino Armonico; Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Pedrillo) on tour in Northern Italy with Corrado Rovaris and Jonathan Webb; La Giuditta (Oloferne) by Alessandro Scarlatti in Rotterdam with Hernán Schvartzman.

Source: Krystian Adam Website (March 2011)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2012)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Massimo Grechi


Video: BWV 63 [2009]

Werner Ehrhardt


Video (2011): BWV 11, BWV 172

Ruben Jais


BWV 235

Václav Luks


V-3 (2015, Video): BWV 232 [2nd recording]

Links to other Sites

Krystian Adam Krzeszowiak (Official Website)


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