Born in Szczecin, Poland, Ilona Krzywicka studied at the I. J. Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan, Poland under Professor G. Flicisnska-Panfil. After graduating with distinction in 2009, she went on to study at the Atelier Lyrique of the Opéra National de Paris. Three years later she received the Prix Lyrique AROP which rewards the best young singer of the season. She is a prize-winner of many national and international singing competitions.
Ilona Krzywicka made her debut in 2008 as Moniuszko’s Halka in an open-air performance of the opera in Radziejowice Palace, Poland directed by Teresa Żylis-Gara with Sinfonia Iuventus under Tadeusz Wojciechowski. Between 2009 to 2018 she performed at Opéra Bastille and Palais Garnier in Paris; MC 93 Bobigny; Teatro Real, Madrid; Theatre National de Bordeaux en Aquitaine; Poznan Opera House, Poland; Opera Nova, Bydgoszcz; Wroclaw Opera; Szczecin Opera; and Krakow Opera.
In concert she has performed at the Palais Garner, Paris with the Orchestra of the National Opera of Paris; Villa Medici, Rome; Auditori Barcelona; the UK; Greece; France; Spain; Russia; Austria; Germany; Lithuania; and Thailand.
Her repertoire includes: Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly, G. Puccini), Jenufa (Jenufa, L. Janacek), Mimi & Musetta (La bohème, G. Puccini), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky), Micaela (Carmen, G. Bizet), Mrs Ann Maurrant (Street scene, K.Weill), Mirandolina (Mirandolina, B. Martinu), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni, W.A. Mozart), Pamina & First Lady (The Magic Flute, W.A. Mozart), Arminda (La finta giardiniera, W.A. Mozart), Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice, K.W. Gluck), 1st Flowermaiden (Parsifal , R. Wagner), Contessa di Ceprano (Rigoletto, G. Verdi), Julie (La répétition interrompue, C. Favart ) and Suschen (Faust, P. Fenelon).
She has worked with conductors including: Semyon Bychkov, Maurizio Benini, Daniele Callegari, Antony Hermus, Bernhard Kontarsky, Kevin McKutcheon, Edoardo Müller, Kazushi Ono, Christophe Rousset and stage directors: Irene Bonnaud, Claus Guth, Kay Kuntze, Dominique Pitoiset, Stephen Taylor, Mariusz Treliński, and Robert Wilson.
She is proficient in Polish, French, English, Italian and understands German.