Ewa Vesin

soprano

Portrait photoEwa Vesin is an opera singer, educator, and cultural manager. She conceived and now leads the International Antonina Campi Vocal Competitition in Lublin, her hometown. She works at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocaław and is a member of the Polish Voice Teachers Association. She completed a cultural management programme at the Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw. As singer and voice teacher, she trained at Yale University under Professor Doris Yarick-Cross and Thimoty’ego Shaindlina, who recommended her to the Metropolitan Opera, New York. She is a recipient of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage scholarship and special award (2007) as well as a Bronze Gloria Artis Medal for Services to Culture (2010).

Her repertoire includes leading parts in Moniuszko’s Halka, Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Ponchielli’s Gioconda, Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, Bizet’s Carmen, J. Strauss’s The Bat, Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, Verdi’s OtelloDon Carlos and Il trovatore, Puccini’s Tosca, Wagner The Valkyrie and Tannhäuser.

On the concert platform she sings Górecki’s Symphony No. 3, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and 8, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Penderecki’s Credo and Symphony No. 8. She has toured Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In 2005 she was personally invited by Wolfgang Wagner, Richard’s grandson, to audition for the Bayreuther Festspielhaus.

The soprano has appeared at such high-profile festivals as Viva il Canto, Wratislavia Cantans, International Wagner Festival, Musica Polonica Nova, International Festival in Brno, Singing Europe Wrocław, International Ludwig van Beethoven Festival, Leo Festival.

She often performs for the Polish National Opera, Łódź Grand Theatre, Kraków Opera, Silesian Opera, Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic, NOSPR, Polish Radio Orchestra, Sinfonia Iuventus, NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra in Beijing.

She has collaborated with such recognised conductors as Krzysztof Penderecki, Jacek Kaspszyk, Valery Gergiev, Alexander Liebreich, Paul McCreesh, Benjamin Bayl, Jose Maria Florencio, Ernst Kovacic, Benjamin Shwartz, Tadeusz Strugała, Łukasz Borowicz, Michał Klauza, Tadeusz Kozłowski, Tadeusz Serafin, Marek Pijarowski, Wojciech Rodek, and directors: Hans Peter-Lehman, Waldemar Zawodziński, Roberto Skolmowski, Marek Weiss, Laco Adamik, Michał Znaniecki, Tadeusz Bradecki, Ivo van Hove.