Aldona Bartnik

Aldona Bartnik studied at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, specializing in the Early Music performance. She had a vocal training with Rita Dams, Peter Kooij, Michael Chance, Pascal Bertin and Jill Feldman as her teachers. Before the Master diploma, Aldona has obtained two Bachelor Degrees in The Karol Lipiński Music Academy in Wrocław – one in Violin, later on in Classical Singing.

For an artistic season 2017/2018 soprano was granted a scholarship – Artistic Residency awarded by the Polish Institute of Music and Dance. This award provides her four solo performances with orchestra that she programs by her own. In 2017, Aldona won the third prize at the 4th International Early Music Vocal Competition “Canticum Gaudium “ in Poland and was selected for semifinal round of Le Concours Corneille in France. Her artistic activites was also appreciated by Mayor of Stettin from whom in 2018 she received Artistic Scholarship.

2016 year, Aldona has finished with a concert tour in the Netherlands and United States of America. Artist was singing the solo part – I soprano in B minor Mass by J.S. Bach under Ton Koopman, as an effect of cooperation of students from The Juilliard School in New York and The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Performance received enthusiastic reviews both from The Boston Early Music Festival and The Lincoln Center in New York. The production brought also a professional DVD material, broadcasted two times on Dutch public TV – NPO cultura.

A huge role of Aldona vocal activities plays an ensemble and choral singing. Since 2008 year, she cooperates with a numerous prestigious groups including: Vox Luminis, Collegium Vocale Gent, De Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Collegium 1704, La Risonanza, Gabrieli Consort, Capella Cracoviensis, Wrocław Baroque Ensemble, Choir of National Forum of Music, working with Giovanni Antonini, Fabio Bonizzoni, Philippe Herreweghe, Konrad Junghanel, Ton Koopman, Václav Luks, Paul McCreesh, Andrew Parrott and Jos van Veldhoven.

Her master study research concerned unknown repertoire from Polish music history, what is still often subject of her artistic activities around the Europe. In cooperation with Dutch pianist, Maurice Lammerts van Bueren, in Autumn 2018 her solo album, titled Melancholia is released by Dutch label Zefir Records. The album focuses on vocal repertoire by Karol Szymanowski, Fryderyk Chopin and Ignacy Jan  Paderewski.  Promotion of her mother country music brought her a nomination to the Polonus 2016  –  award granted by cultural community in The Netherlands.

With the Wrocław Baroque Ensemble she regularly records as a soloist a’cappella and vocal-instrumental music  devoted to middle European Baroque repertoire. The albums  are released by CD accord label, world-distributed by the Universal Music Polska and Naxos and four of them in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018 were nominated to Fryderyk – prominent music award. Soprano took part in activities of the Ars Cantus – ensemble specialized in Early Music repertoire, with whom she recorded album – Kodeks Wrocławski with Silesian Renaissance vocal works. In 2016 this CD was also nominated to Fryderyk award.

Artist performed both as a soloist and ensemble singer on the most prestigious stages and festivals around the world: Lincoln Center New York, Wigmore Hall in London, Royal Albert Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Tivolivredenburg Utrecht, National Forum of Music, Rudolfinum, BOZAR, Warsaw Philharmonic, Boston Early Music Festival, BBC Proms, Utrecht Early Music Festival, MAFestival in Bruges, Gent Festival van Vlaanderen,  Serenade! Washington DC Choral Festival, International Young Artist’s Presentation in Antwerp, International Festival Wratislavia Cantans, Festival de Saintes.

In a forthcoming months in her agenda are planned performances, among others solo concert with Jordi Savall, Canadian tour with La Risonanza, Collegium Vocale Gent, De Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Dutch Baroque. Aldona  will make also a recordings with Collegium 1704 and Wrocław Baroque Ensemble devoted to Baroque repertoire e.g.: La Decollazione di S. Giovanni Battista by A.M. Bononcini – as a Salomè.