Iwona Hossa

Iwona Hossa is one of the leading sopranos of hergeneration. Her vocal art has been admired in manyplaces around the world; she has always enchanted theaudience and obtained favourable reviews from critics.She graduated with distinction from the studio of EwaWdowicka at the Faculty of Opera and Voice at theAcademy of Music in Poznań (1998).The artist’s official opera debut was the part of Violettain La Traviata at the Teatr Wielki in Poznań, and in thesame year became a soloist of the company. She hasalso been associated with the Teatr Wielki – PolishNational Opera in Warsaw, and collaborates with operatheatres in Poland and abroad.Iwona Hossa is the winner of numerous importantvoice competitions, notably the recipient of the GrandPrix and Gold Medal at the Maria Callas Grand Prix inAthens, the Orfeo World Competition for Winners ofInternational Competitions in Hannover.She has performed under the baton of David Lloyd-Jones, David Agler, Maurizio Benini, Gabriel Chmura,Charles Dutoit, Kazimierz Kord, Jan Krenz, JacekKaspszyk, Jerzy Maksymiuk, John Neschling, GrzegorzNowak, Krzysztof Penderecki, Stanisław Skrowaczewski,and Antoni Wit, and starred at prestigious festivals inPoland and abroad, among others at the Carcassonneopera festival in France, the Wexford Opera Festival inIreland, and the Rossini Festival in Pesaro (Italy).Iwona Hossa’s repertoire includes music ranging fromBaroque to contemporary, opera and operetta roles,oratorio and cantata solo parts, and a great numberof songs. She has premiered many works of Polishcontemporary music.The artist has taken part in many CD recordings,including Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater and Litany to theVirgin Mary (Grammy nomination 2009), Penderecki’sUtrenja (Grammy nomination 2010), and the BBCdocumentary Holocaust. A Music Memorial Film fromAuschwitz, honoured with an Emmy Award (2005).