Rafał Tomkiewicz

Rafał Tomkiewicz

counter-tenor

Rafał Tomkiewicz graduated in 2018 from the singing class of prof. Artur Stefanowicz at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. In 2017/19, he was a member of the Young Talent Education Program - Opera Academy at the Grand Theater in Warsaw, studying under the supervision of, among others Matthias Rexroth, Hedwig Fassbender, Eytan Pessen.
In 2017, he won the 1st prize at the 3rd Polish National Vocal Competition. Krystyna Jamroz and a special distinction in the 4th International Early Music Vocal Competition in Poznań.
He made his debut in 2017 in the title role in the opera Il Giasone Cavalli, and then in 2018 he played the role of Nino in the opera Il Trespolo tutore by Alessandro Stradelli, both productions at Collegium Nobilium in Warsaw.
Since then, the artist has performed on stages such as Theater an der Wien / Kammeroper in Vienna (G.F. Händel "Giustino" - Anastasio, A. Vivaldi "Bajazet" - Tamerlano, R. Cavalli "Il Giasone" - Giasone, Teatro Comunale in Bolzano ( Italy), at the Opera in Biel / Bienne (Switzerland) - P. Eötvös "Radames" - Radames, Teatr Wielki in Poznań G.F. Händel "Giulio Cesare" - Tolomeo, "Jephta" - Hamor, Polish Royal Opera in Warsaw G.F.Händel "Rodelinda" ”- Unulfo, at the Dramma per Musica Festival in Warsaw, Alessandro Stradella Festival in Vitebro (Italy) as well as in concert halls of Geneva, Lausanne, Bydgoszcz and Warsaw. Rafał Tomkiewicz has performed with conductors such as P. Esswood, Ch. Molds, B. Bayl, K. Garstka, L. Stawarz, R. Diaz-Cajamarca, M. Chryssicos and A.de Carlo.
The artist is invited by orchestras such as Freiburger Barockorchester, Mare Nostrum, Royal Baroque Ensemble, Bach Consort Wien, Capela Regia Polona and many others.
In 2019, the first world DVD of A. Stradell's opera 'Il Trespolo tutore' was released, where the part of Nino was performed by Rafał Tomkiewicz under the direction of A.de Carlo for DUX, and in October 2020 a CD recording of this opera for Arcane was released