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Adam Zdunikowski

He studied singing in his birthplace Warsaw at Chopins Academy of Music. In 1989 he sang at a student concert in Helsinki, in 1990 he performed at Berlione festival in Berlin. He graduated as Lensky (Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin) for which he was awarded a special prize. In the same year, he accepted an engagement in the Chamber Opera in Warsaw and in 1990, 1991 and 1996 he also performed at Mozart festival. In 1991 he competed in the singing competition of Ada Sari where he was awarded the honourable mention. In June 1992 he was awarded at the Moniuszko International Competition of Young Vocalists in Warsaw and at the International Opera Competition Belvedere in Wien he got as far as the semifinals; in 1995 he was one of the finalists there. In 1992 he became a member of the Opera Theatre in Krakow and in 1996 he started working in the Hamburg State Opera. There he sang Ferrando in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. In the same year he toured Japan. In the following year his activities were piling up. Among other things he participated in the European premiere of Noam Sheriffs Jerusalem Psalms under the lead of the composer himself. With conductor Nell Santi he sang in Rossinis Stabat Mater and he also performed in Beethovens Symphony no. 9 conducted by Jerzy Semkow. He has studied more then forty characters from the international repertoire from works of Mozart, Haydn, Cimarosa, Beethoven, Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Moniuszko, Kamiensky, Boguslawsky, Penderecky and many others. Update: 2002

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