Mariusz Godlewski

Mariusz Godlewski began his education in solosinging at the Secondary School of Music in Wrocław,to continue it in the class of Professor BogdanMakal at the Wrocław Academy of Music. Winnerof numerous competitions in Poland, for instance:Franciszka Platówna National Vocal Competition inWrocław (1996), Inter-University Vocal Competitionin Duszniki Zdrój (1st Prize, 2000), and the 6th AdamDidur Opera Vocal Competition in Bytom (2000). Inoverseas contests, Godlewski won 1st Prize at theImrich Godin Vocal Competition in Slovakia in 1999and an honourable mention at the Hariclea DarcléeInternational Vocal Competition in Romania in 2003.Holder of a Scholarship in Culture and Art for TalentedYoung Artists from Wrocław awarded by the WrocławAuthorities and another from the Minister of Cultureand National Heritage. In 2001–02 he held a scholarshipfor the class of Professor Leopold Spitzer in Vienna.Godlewski made his debut at the Polish National Operain Warsaw in the part of Pelléas in Debussy’s opera.Regularly hosted by numerous Polish and foreignopera stages, he participated in the world premiere ofKrzysztof Penderecki’s “A Sea of Dreams did Breathe onme…” Songs of Reverie and Nostalgia in 2011. Invitedby Valery Gergiev, he performed under his baton at theWhite Nights Festival in St Petersburg; in October twoyears later he visited Beijing to perform at the BeijingMusic Festival under Krzysztof Penderecki. In 2014,he received the Jan Kiepura Theatre Music Award forthe best singer, and in 2015 was nominated to theRadio Wrocław Kultura award for the world class of hisEugene Onegin.