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A recital by Jakub Józef Orliński, countertenor and Michał Biel, piano

Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 5:00pm

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Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński [… ] is clearly an artist to watch. - F. Paul Driscoll, OPERA NEWS, March 2016

The standout of the evening was Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński. Every note he sang and each expressive element of his arias was spectacularly executed. [...] This young singer, still a student at Juilliard, clearly has an exciting future. - Lawrence Wheeler, Texas Classical Review

Don't miss a rising star of the opera - Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński, winner of 2016 Grand Finals of Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and 2015 KF Marcella Sembrich International Vocal Competition, as he shares an evening of a classic operatic repertoire at the Kosciuszko Foundation. The concert will feature works by F. Schubert, R. Hahn, K. Szymanowski, T. Baird, P. Łukaszewski and G. F. Handel.

A reception with light refreshments will follow the recital.

A recital by

Jakub Józef Orliński, countertenor


Michał Biel, piano

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

The KF: 15 E 65th Street, New York, NY 10065



1. Reynaldo Hahn (1874 - 1947)
- A Chloris
- Mai
- Paysage
- Fetes Galantes
- L'Heure exquise

2. Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
- Auf der Donau, D.553
- Die Stadt - no 11from Schwanengesang, D.957
- Nachtstuck, D.672

3. Karol Szymanowski (1882 - 1937) - First book of „12 Kurpian Songs" Op.58
- Lecioły zórazie
- Wysła burzycka
- Uwoz, mamo
- U jeziorecka


4. Tadeusz Baird (1928 - 1981) - „Four Love Sonnets"
- Spójrz co tu ciche serce wypisało
- Drwię, mając ciebie, z całej ludzkiej pychy
- Słodka miłości
- Jakże podobna zimie jest rozłąka

5. Paweł Łukaszewski (1968)
- „Jesień" from Three songs, words by Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska

6. G.F. Handel (1685 - 1759)
- Aria Riccardo I „Agitato da fiere tempeste" from opera Riccardo I, Re d'Inghilterra, HWV 23

Countertenor from Poland Jakub Józef Orliński is a winner of 2016 Grand Finals of Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Oratorio Society of New York Solo Competition, International Moniuszko Vocal Competition in Warsaw, Poland and 2015 Kosciuszko Foundation Marcella Sembrich International Vocal Competition. Jakub has been a member of Opera Academy of the Polish National Opera in Warsaw since 2012. He has performed leading roles at opera houses in Poland and Germany and as a soloist at the Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Houston Symphony Orchestra and many other prestigious venues both in USA and Europe. He has performed in Juilliard's Vocal Arts Honors Recital, a master class with mezzo-soproano Joyce DiDonato. Currently, he is pursuing his Graduate Diploma at the Juilliard School under tutelage of Edith Wiens. More


Michał Biel graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, where he studied piano under Andrzej Jasiński. Among other prizes, he has been awarded Best Young Accompanist at Le Grand Prix de l'Opera in Bucharest, Outstanding Accompaniment at the 10th L. Różycki Vocal Competition in Gliwice, and First Prize at the Academic Competition of Art Song in Wrocław. He has also participated in The Song Continues residency at Carnegie Hall and The Mozart Residency at the Académie du Festival d'Aix. He is currently a Jerome L. Greene Fellow pursuing his master's degree in Collaborative Piano at The Juilliard School. More

Proceeds from the tickets will go toward the KF Cultural Events Fund to support 2018 KF Marcella Sembrich International Vocal Competition.

Thank you! 

For more information please contact: Ewa Zadworna: [email protected], (212) 734-2130

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