Katarzyna Trylnik graduated from the Academy of Music in Warsaw with the magna cum laude medal, the collage’s highest distinction, having studied solo singing with Professor Halina Słonicka. She is an award-winning singer. She received the special award of the 7th Ada Sari Vocal Art Competition; 2nd prize of the 32nd Antonin Dvořák Competition in Karlove Vary; 3rd Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition in Warsaw. She qualified to the finals of the 42nd Vocal Competition in Tulouse and the 7th Vocal Competition in Bilbao.
After her debut at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in Mozart’s Don Giovanni (2002), she was invited the become a permanent collaborator of the opera house. She appeared in Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades, Mozart’s Magic Flue, R. Strauss’s Electra, Berlioz’s Troyans, Mozart’s The WEdding of Figaro, Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s La rondine, La Bohème and Turandot. Among the many Puccini roles she has created, there is that of Mimi in a production of La bohéme at the Baltic Opera (2008).
In 2013 she sang the title role in the world premiere of Paweł Szymański’s Qudsja Zaher, commissioned by the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera. In the world premiere of Keith Warner’s production of The Marriage of Figaro, Ms Trylnik sang Susanna; in the following performances she took on the role of Countess. An important part of her repertoire are roles in Polish operas: Moniuszko’s Zosia in Flis, Zuzia in Verbum nobile, and Kurpiński’s Basia in Cracovians and Highlanders, as well as in less popular works, such as the title Maria in Statkowski’s opera.
She also sings oratorios and cantatas: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Haydn’s The Creation, Bruckner’s Te Deum, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Mahler’s symphonies, Mozart’s masses and Requiem, Rossini’s and Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater, and numerous songs by Polish, Italian, German, Russian, and French composers. She has sung in the opera houses of Bremen, Munich, and Frankfurt as well as theaters and concert halls of Augsburg, Dubai, Moscow (the Bolshoi), Munster, Paris, Vilnius, and Sicily, on top of most Polish philharmonic and concert halls.
She has collaborated with such conductors as: Łukasz Borowicz, Roland Böer, Valery Gergiev, Jacek Kaspszyk, Kazimierz Kord, Tadeusz Kozłowski, Carlo Montanaro, Michał Nesterowicz, Marek Pijarowski, Modestas Pitrenas, Jerzy Salwarowski, Wojciech Michniewski, Ruben Silva, Antoni Wicherek, Antoni Wit, and Tadeusz Wojciechowski, and directors: Marta Domingo, Achim Freyer, Laco Adamik, Mariusz Treliński, and Keith Warner.
photo: A. Świetlik