Anna Budzyńska Soprano
ANNA BUDZYNSKA is a comprehensive singer, with a specialisation in early music performance and chamber music.
In 2010 she completed her vocal studies at the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań (being also a graduate of legal studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań in 2007). She is currently a doctoral student at her music alma mater. She is constantly improving her technique under the vocal supervision of Jolanta Zmurko-Kurzak. She has actively participated in master classes of such artists as: Cecilia Bartoli, Silvana Bazzoni, Teresa Żylis-Gara, Elizabeth Vidal, Jadwiga Rappé, Anna Radziejewska, Helena Łazarska and Eva Blahova. During her studies, she made her debut at the Musical Theatre in Poznań in the role of Adela in J. Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” and remained its soloist for 12 years, performing such parts as Susanna in W. A. Mozart's “Le nozze di Figaro”, Arsen in J. Strauss' “The Gypsy Baron”, Valentina in F. Lehar's 'The Merry Widow'.
Over time, her interests have turned to historical performances, which she now pursues. She collaborates with prominent Baroque ensembles such as Arte Dei Suonatori and Ensemble Peregrina, and also performs as a soloist of cantata and oratorio pieces. In 2017, she formed Ensemble del Passato with outstanding lutenists Henryk Kasperczak and Maciej Kończak, with whom she performs mainly Renaissance and Baroque music in arrangements for voice accompanied by guitars, lutes and chitarrone. Ensemble del Passato is extremely active in the fields of performance as well as research. In 2022, they recorded their debut album for the Polish DUX label.
Anna Budzyńska performs as a soloist and chamber musician in Poland and abroad, taking part in prestigious music festivals. She has performed recitals of songs and arias in Algeria, Tunisia, Jordan and Lithuania, among others. Her repertoire includes a wide range of songs of the 19th and 20th centuries by both Polish and European composers. She regularly collaborates with young composers, by being the premiere performer of their works, i.e. Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska an outstanding Polish composer of the young generation.
Anna Budzyńska also performs as a soloist with Respiro d'Arte (www.respirodarte.com) and Ensemble Toccante (www.ensembletoccante.com) - ensembles she created. She has several recordings to her credit, including Songs Inspired by the King's Court Manuscript (song cycles by A. Dvorak, V. K. Tomasek, W. Zeleński and E. Fabianska-Jelinska) and a soprano part in Gloria by A. Vivaldi.
Anna Budzyńska is also an active organizer of cultural life in Poland. As President of the World of Possibilities Foundation (www.fundacja-swiat-mozliwosci.pl ), she creates and directs festivals and concert cycles across Poland (including the early music festival Na Gotyckim Szlaku in Western Poland, the Szembek Festival in Siemianice - www.festiwalszembekow.pl , the Via Crucis Passion Festival). She is also the founder of a professional, chamber music hall and recording studio - EDGE Music Studio (www.edgemusicstudio.pl ), where she has been holding monthly concerts and album recordings over the last 5 years.
ENSEMBLE DEL PASSATO was established in 2017.
The artists forming the ensemble – Anna Budzyńska, Henryk Kasperczak, and Maciej Kończak – share a passion for early music and adore the subtle sound of voice, lute, and guitars. They combine their quest for a variety of tone colours and moods with intense expression, dynamics, and energy of the programmes they develop. They arrange all pieces by themselves, thanks to which they are at ease with a wide repertoire – from Renaissance, through Baroque and Classicism, to Romanticism.
The ensemble’s members search for works forgotten in old prints and manuscripts to reproduce their likely forms and sound and then reintroduce them to the concert repertoire. Their musical imagination makes them feel as comfortable in Italian, English, or German works as in pieces by native composers. They carefully prepare their programmes, and the listeners can expect a wellthought-out narrative. Their concerts are always a musical adventure at the highest artistic level. The ensemble performs at many concerts and festivals. It has also recorded several online concerts.