Paweł Fundament

Tenor. He is a graduate of the vocal department of the State Secondary Music School Władysław Żeleński in Kraków in the class of dr hab. Jacek Ozimkowski. He continued his singing studies at the Vocal and Acting Faculty of the Academy of Music in Krakow in the solo singing class of prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Monasterska.

Twice he took part in courses organized by Helmuth Rilling’s Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart under the direction of Lothar Odinius. He also participated in the courses of prof. Ryszard Karczykowski and Dariusz Grabowski.

He was a semi-finalist of the 1st European Tenor Competition. Jan Kiepura in Sosnowiec.

He collaborated as a soloist with such conductors as: Stanisław Gałoński, Krzysztof Penderecki, Helmuth Rilling, Tadeusz Strugała.

Together with the Academy of Music in Krakow, he took part as a soloist in numerous opera and operetta performances, performing on the stage of the Krakow Opera.

In the years 2001 – 2012 he performed as a chamber singer in the Capella Cracoviensis Group of Madrigalists. He made many recordings with this band, and the album “Offertoria et Communiones Totius Anni (1611)” by Mikołaj Zieleński received the Fryderyk 2009 award in the “Early and Baroque Music Album of the Year” category.

Since 2012, he has been associated with the Choir of the Krakow Philharmonic Karol Szymanowski, and in the years 2014-2021 with the Polish Radio Choir in Krakow, with which he made many album and concert recordings. Under the direction of Agnieszka Bennett-Budzińska, he made the first ever CD recording of all 150 Psalms by Mikołaj Gomółka. These recordings were awarded the Fryderyk Prize in 2021. In 2019, he took part as a soloist in a concert signed by the Polish Radio Choir, which took place at the Concert Studio of the Polish Radio. W. Lutosławski conducted by John Butt, together with {OH} Historical Orchestra, performing Bartłomiej Pękiel’s “Missa La Lombardesca”. He was also a member of the Artistic Council of the Polish Radio Choir.

He performed the solo part in Krzysztof Penderecki’s “Seven Gates of Jerusalem” under the baton of the composer, along with a CD recording for the Dux company (0546). The album received the “Pizzicato’s Supersonic Award” and the “Le Ring Classiqueinfo” distinctions and the Arte TV award. He also performed the solo part in Karol Szymanowski’s “Harnasie” under the direction of Tadeusz Strugała at the Krakow Philharmonic. He also performed with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Piotr Gładki. He has performed with Wiesław Ochman and the Mazovian Music Theater “Operetka” in Warsaw.

He is a soloist of the Chamber Opera in Krakow, where he made his opera debut as Soliman in W.A. Mozart. He is also a member of the “AUDIVI – Cracow Vocal Quartet”, which performs, among others, in the Wawel Cathedral. One of his specialties is experimental contemporary music. He has performed many times Agata Zubel’s madrigals, one of the most difficult pieces of modern vocal music. His repertoire also includes many oratorio and cantata parts, as well as songs. Currently, he focuses on performing opera and operetta arias.