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Jan Petryka


Born in Warsaw into a family of musicians, Jan Petryka first graduated as a cellist at Kunstuniversität Graz before completing his studies in ‘Lied und Oratorium‘ (with Marjana Lipovsek and Rotraud Hansmann) at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

Jan has since worked with renowned ensembles and conductors such as Arnold Schoenberg Chor (Erwin Ortner), Les Musiciens du Louvre (Marc Minkowski), Radiosymphonieorchester Wien, Bach Consort Wien, Wiener Akademie, L’Orfeo Barockorchester, La Chapelle Rhenane, Solamente Naturali, Collegium Vocale Luzern, Cinquecento Renaissance Vokal, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg (Ivor Bolton), Bruckner Orchester Linz (Dennis Russell Davies), and Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra (Uros Lajovic).

He has also made numerous festival appearances at Wiener Festwochen, Internationaal Liedfestival Zeist, Festival Lavaux Classique, and the Lucerne Festival, where he sang the title role in Handel's Belshazzar conducted by Marcus Creed. His work on the song repertoire has led to performances with Robert Holl, Helmut Deutsch, Pierre Laurent Aimard, Roger Vignoles, Julius Drake and David Lutz.

Jan’s operatic performances include Hiller’s Traumfresserchen at the Wiener Staatsoper, Bertoni’s L’Orfeo at Teatro Communale di Ferrara, Schubert’s Lazarus at Theater an der Wien, Tamino in Mozart‘s Die Zauberflöte at Operá Lyon, Schreker‘s Die Gezeichneten, and Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium at Warszawska Opera Kameralna. Recent successes include Novice Billy Budd at the Prague National Theatre, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni with the Israel Chamber Orchestra, and Jaquino Fidelio and Silango Le Cinesi at the 2018 Styriarte Festival.

Forthcoming projects include debut appearances at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg with Sir András Schiff, and four major tours of Mozart's Requiem and Bach‘s Magnificat with Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and Choir.

Last updated: Jul 2019