Sydney Kaczorowski is a multi-faceted American soprano based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She recently completed her Master’s Degree studies in voice at Duquesne University, where she studied with Xiu-ru Liu. Sydney has most recently been seen as Ginevra from Handel’s Ariodante and Dido from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. In 2020, Sydney won First Prize in the Balkan division of Romansiada Vocal Competition. Under non-pandemic circumstances, she would have travelled to Moscow to compete in a round of finals and sing at the Kremlin Palace Theater at a gala concert. Before her vocal studies, Sydney earned her Bachelor’s Degree in piano performance under the tutelage of David Allen Wehr. She was awarded the privilege to work with Barbara Nissman and Yeeha Chiu in respective masterclasses, and she has also regularly worked under the baton of Maestro Manfred Honeck both as a choral singer and soloist. Sydney can sing in nearly 20 languages because of her folkloric and ethnomusicological research stemming from her membership in the Tamburitzans, a Slavic dance ensemble that tours the continental U.S. Her continued avid research leads to collaborations with Pittsburgh organizations to produce many high-quality concerts and recitals per year. Most recent engagements include a lecture recital about Eastern-European folk influence in art music at Westminster College, soprano soloist in Schubert’s Mass in G minor, and a recital of Russian romances.