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Helena Poczykowska - alto

specializes in both early and contemporary music. Her repertoire comprises the most important solo parts of 17th and 18th century oratorio and opera works as well as songs and chamber music of all epochs. Born in Bialystok, Poland, Helena started her musical education there, playing the piano. In 2008, she graduated with distinction from the Vocal/Theatrical Department of the Academy of Music in Kraków. Since then, she continued to develop her vocal skills, studying with Prof. Ingrid Kremling, also taking part in masterclasses with Jard van Nes, Jill Feldman, Charles Daniels, Claire Lefilliatre, Jan van Elsacker, Kai Wessel and Peter Kooij. As an ensemble singer she shared the concert platform with ensembles such as Collegium Vocale Gent directed by Philippe Herreweghe, Le Poème Harmonique - Vincent Dumestre, Cappella Amsterdam - Daniel Reuss, Amsterdam Baroque Choir - Ton Koopman, Balthasar Neumann Chor - Thomas Hengelbrock, RIAS Kammerchor Berlin - Justin Doyle.  As a soloist she receives invitations from prestigious musical events such as Misteria Paschalia, Opera Rara (Kraków), The Baroque Opera Festival Dramma per Musica (Warsaw), Bach 200 UW (Warsaw), Gdynia Classica Nova (Gdynia), Organy Plus (Gdańsk), Olavsfestdagene (Trondheim), Svatováclavský Hudební Festival (Ostrava), Festival de musique Baroque d'Ambronay, Festival baroque (Sablé-sur-Sarthe).   She performed the role of Lume di Scienza in the world premiere of Antonio Draghi's sacred opera "Il Terremoto" (1682), conducted by Vincent Dumestre and directed by Benjamin Lazar. This production was realized in cooperation with French television Mezzo.

Helena Poczykowska alto • 2019