Ewa Biegas

Soprano. Studied at the Academy of Music in Katowice, at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (with Helena Łazarska, 1998–2000), and graduated in 2005 with a PhD in Vocal Studies at the Katowice Academy.

Since the onset of her career Ewa Biegas has been successful at national and international competitions, and her awards include the 1st prize at the Polish National Vocal Competition in Wrocław (1996), the first class honor award at the Ada Sari International Vocal Art Competition in Nowy Sącz (1997), a competition award at the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg (1997), the 2nd prize at the Anton Dvořák International Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary (1997), the 1st class honour prize at the International Vocal Competition of Feruccio Taliavigni in Deutschlandsberg in Austria (1998), the 1st prize and four rewards beyond regulations at the Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský International Vocal Competitionin Slovakia (1998), the 2nd prize at the Singing Competition of the Vocal Festival in Nowy Sącz (1999), the 2nd prize and the award for the best performance of Ignacy Jan Paderewski’s works at the Paderewski Vocal Competition in Bydgoszcz (2003), and the 3rd prize and four awards beyond regulations at the Stanisław Moniuszko International Vocal Competition in Warsaw (2004).

She has appeared in many opera productions in Poland and in Europe, among others in Albert Herring by B. Britten in Vienna (1999), Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss in Vienna (2001), La liberta chiama la liberta by E. Knapik in Katowice (2002), Carmen by G. Bizet in Katowice (2003), Evgeny Onegin by P. Tchaikovsky in Katowice (2003), Halka by S. Moniuszko in Krakow (2004), Il Trovatore by G. Verdi in Cieszyn (2004) during the Viva Il Canto Festival. Since 2004, she has been the soloist with the Krakow Opera. She has also recorded for Polish Radio and Television as well as for CD labels.
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