Berliner Konzert Chor

Artur Grywatzik

.... initially studied piano at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen with Prof. Susanne Achilles.

He began his voice studies at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media with Prof. Gudrun Pelker and completed them at the Robert Schumann Hochschule, Düsseldorf, with Prof. Konrad Jarnot, graduating in 2013, followed two years later by his post-graduate qualification, the Konzertexamen.

Artur Grywatzik is a winner of the Schmolz+Bickenbach Competition in Düsseldorf and a recipient of scholarships from the DAAD, the Rotary Club Velbert and Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now.

On the opera stage he gained his first experience as a soloist with the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the theaters in Krefeld and Mönchengladbach, at the Tyrolean Festival Erl, at the Aalto and Grillo theaters in Essen, at Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen, at the Theater of Cetinje in Montenegro, at the Junge Oper Schloss Weikersheim, the Opernakademie Schloss Henfenfeld and in music conservatory productions in Düsseldorf and Lübeck.

Among his many roles, he has played a monk/Charles V in Don Carlo and Ferrando in Il trovatore, by Giuseppe Verdi; Simone in Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini; Vodník in Dvořák’s Rusalka; Herr Reich in The Merry Wives of Windsor by Otto Nicolai; Seneca and Famigliari in L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi; Sarastro and the Speaker in The Magic Flute, Masetto and Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni and Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte, by Mozart; the Second Soldier in Salome and Farfallo in Die Schweigsame Frau by Richard Strauss; Sarvaor in La vida breve by Manuel de Falla; and the goldsmith in Aladdin and the Magic Lamp by Nino Rota.

Artur Grywatzik has also had numerous appearances as concert soloist in, among others, the Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi with the Vogtland Philharmonic Greiz Reichenbach, Le vin herbé by Frank Martin with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with the Neue Rheinische Kammerorchester, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and St. John Passion with the Kammerphilharmonie Berlin-Brandenburg, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and various Bach cantatas with the Dortmund Philharmonic, Mozart’s Requiem accompanied by the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with the Collegium Musicum of the University of Cologne and Handel’s Messiah with the Duisburg Philharmonic.

Since 2013 Artur Grywatzik has sung 2nd bass in the choir of the State Opera in the Schiller Theater Berlin.

He has attended masterclasses with Prof. Hans Sotin, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Tom Krause, Rudolf Piernay, Grace Bumbry, Catarina Ligendza, Wolfgang Brendel, Manfred Jung, Prof. Kurt Moll and Prof. Marga Schiml.

He lends his support as vocal coach to the Berliner Konzert Chor since 2016.

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