Paweł Trojak studied the percussion, before completing a solo singing programme under Dr Alicja Płonka. Currently, he is in his fourth year of a BA Programme in Vocal and Acting Studies at the Fryderyk Chopin University in Warsaw, under Professor Ewa Iżykowska-Lipińska. Since September 2015 he has been a member of Opera Academy – The Young Talent Development Programme of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, where he works under such excellent artists and teachers as Eytan Pessen, Matthias Rexroth, Izabela Kłosińska, Neil Shicoff, and more. He has been awarded a Minister of Culture and National Heritage scholarship (Poland) for extraordinary artistic accomplishments.
In 2014 he was Zbigniew in a production of Moniuszko’s The Haunted Manor under Paweł Adamek at MOK Dębica, Poland. In 2015, under the same conductor, he performed the title role in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. In April 2017 he made his debut at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera as Jontek in Jarosław Kilian’s production of Jan Stefani’s The Miracle, or Cracovians and Highlanders under Władysław Kłosiewicz.
The artist has sung in concert with the Orchestra of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera; NOSPR Katowice; Orchestra of the Kraków Opera; Beethoven Academy Orchestra; Kielce Philharmonic Orchestra; Warmia and Mazury Philharmonic Orchestra; Zabrze Philharmonic Orchestra; and Silesian Chamber Orchestra led by such conductors as Yannis Pouspourikas, Piotr Staniszewski, Sławomir Chrzanowski, Marta Kluczyńska, Piotr Wajrak, Piotr Sułkowski, Paweł Adamek. He also took part in numerous chamber concerts accompanied by some excellent pianists.
Mr Trojak completed master classes led by Eytan Pessen, Neil Schicoff, Matthias Rexroth, Izabela Kłosińska, Peter McClintock, Professor Rudolf Piernay, Professor Jon Truitt, Dr Hyery Hwang, Professor Jerzy Marchwiński, Professor Marcin Habela, and Professor Jolanta Janucik.
He may boast the following accolades: First Prize and a special prize at the 20th Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský International Vocal Competition in Trnava, Slovakia (2017); Second Prize and four special prizes at the 17th Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Competition in Nowy Sącz, Poland (2017); Grand Prix of the 1st Vox Populi Polish National Vocal Competition in Jelenia Góra, Poland (2017); Second Prize at the 6th Zdzisław Skwara Polish National Vocal Competition in Mława, Poland (2017); Second Prize at the 2nd Ars Et Gloria International Individual Vocal Competition of Sacral Music in Katowice, Poland (2017); First Prize at the 11th Złote Głosy International Vocal Competition in Warsaw, Poland (2016); First Prize at the 17th Iuventus Canti International Vocal Competition in Vráble, Slovakia (2016); First Prize at the 5th Rudolf Petrák International Vocal Competition in Žilina, Slovakia (2016).
In the 2017/2018 season he will be Le Dancaïre in the premiere of Bizet’s Carmen at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera.