Marcin Bronikowski was born in Warsaw and studied at the K. Szymanowski College of Music. He subsequently studied at the Bulgarian Academy of Music in Sofia with Professor Rusko Ruskov as well as at the Accademia Rossiniana in Pésaro with Maestro Alberto Zedda and with Maestro Carlo Bergonzi at Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
Marcin Bronikowski's awards include First Prize in the "Julian Gayarre International Singing Competition" in Pamplona, Spain; First Prize in the "International Singing Competition" in Bilbao, Spain; distinction at the "Cardiff Singers of the World" '93; Third Prize in the "International Singing Competition" in Vérviérs, Belgium; at the "Moniuszko International Competition" in Warsaw and at the "UNISA International Competition" in Pretoria (RSA); he received the Silver Ace Award from the "Polish Promotion Corporation" in Warsaw; Fourth Prize in the "Queen Sonya Inetrnational Music Competiton" in Oslo, Norway and First Prize in the "Mirjam Helin" International Vocal Competition in Helsinki, Finland.
Marcin Bronikowski's roles include Figaro IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, title role EUGENE ONEGIN, Albert WERTHER, Dandini LA CENERENTOLA, Rodrigo DON CARLOS, Germont LA TRAVIATA, Anckarström UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, Valentin FAUST, Mercutio ROMEO ET JULIETTE, Papageno DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Escamillo CARMEN, Sharpless MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Count Almaviva LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Antonio LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX, Marcello LA BOHÉME, Silvio I PAGLIACCI, Alfio CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA, Scindia LE ROI DE LAHORE (Massenet), Lescaut MANON, Lescaut MANON LESCAUT, Zarete IL PARIA, Enrico LUCIA DI LAMERMOOR, Riccardo I PURITANI, Filippo Maria Visconti BEATRICE DI TENDA, Malatesta DON PASQUALE, Belcore L'ELISIR D'AMORE, Bohuš JACOBIN, Névers LES HUGUENOTS and many others.
Marcin Bronikowski sang in LONDON (Royal Opera House "COVENT GARDEN"), MILAN (TEATRO ALLA SCALA), NICE (Opera de Nice), STRASSBOURG (Opera du Rhin), CAPE TOWN (Nico Opera House), ATHENS (Greek National Opera), TEL AVIV (New Israeli Opera), BILBAO (Palacio Euskalduna, Teatro Arriaga), SAN SEBASTIAN (Teatro Victoria Eugenia - "Quincena Musical), MALAGA (Teatro Cervantes), PAMPLONA (Teatro Gayarre), PALMA DE MALLORCA (Teatro Principal), MENORCA (Teatro Principal de Mahon), SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE (Auditorio), OVIEDO (Teatro Campoamor), TRIESTE (Teatro Giuseppe Verdi), VENEZIA (GRAN TEATRO LA FENICE), BERLIN (Deutsche Oper), MÜNICH (Bayerische Staatsoper), STUTTGART (Württembergische Staatstheater), FRANKFURT (Oper), HAMBURG (Staatsoper), DRESDEN (Semperoper), SALZBURG (Landestheater), BREGENZ FESTIVAL, MACAU FESTIVAL, MARTINA FRANCA FESTIVAL, SCHLEZWIG-HOLSTEIN MUSIK FESTIVAL, VARNA SUMMER FESTIVAL, ISRAELI OPERA FESTIVAL in MASADA, SHANGHAI (Opera House), HONG KONG (Opera House), ADELAIDE (State Opera of South Australia), AUCKLAND & WELLINGTON (New Zealand Opera), GLASGOW & EDINBURGH (Scottish Opera), LEEDS, MANCHESTER, NEWCASTLE & NOTTINGHAM (Opera North), MOSCOW (Teatro Bolshoi), WARSAW (National Opera), CRACOW (Opera), POZNAŃ (Grand Theater) and many others.
Marcin Bronikowski sang with JOSÉ CARRERAS, EDITA GRUBEROVA, ANDREA BOCELLI, DENYCE GRAVES, SONIA GANASSI, MIRIAM GAUCI, LEONTINA VADUVA, EWA PODLEŚ, SIMONE ALAIMO, FABIO ARMILIATO, WILIAM MATTEUZZI, JUAN DIEGO FLOREZ, ROLANDO VILLAZON, JOSEPH CALLEJA, RAUL GIMENEZ, MARCELLO GIORDANI, MICHELE PERTUSI, JEVGENI NESTERENKO; under the baton of LORIN MAAZEL, MICHEL PLASSON, MARCELLO VIOTTI, DANIEL OREN, CARLO RIZZI, CARLO FRANCI, FABRIZIO CARMINATI, GIULIANO CARELLA, RENATO PALUMBO, RICO SACCANI, RALF WEIKERT, MARCO GUIDARINI, GERD ALBRECHT, ROBERTO RIZZI BRIGNOLI, FRIEDRICH HAIDER, MARC ELDER, JAMES BROOKS-BRUZZESE and in the productions of DARIO FO, CARLOS SAURA, JEROME SAVARY, JEAN PIERE PONELLE, GIANCARLO DEL MONACO, JOHN COX, RICHARD JONES, EMILIO SAGI, PIERO FAGGIONI, OTTO SCHENK, NICOLAS JOËL, MARIUSZ TRELIŃSKI, MICHAŁ ZNANIECKI, MOSHE LEISER & PATRICE CAURIER and others.
Marcin Bronikowski appears frequently in concerts. Engagements have included concerts with the Israel Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish Radio & TV Orchestra, Noordholland Philharmonisch Orkest, Spanish RTVE, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Wiener Symphoniker, MDR-Leipzig, WDR-Köln, NDR-Hanover, Finnish Tapiola Sinfonietta, Helsinki Opera House Orchestra in a repertoire including GÖTTINGEN TE DEUM (Händel), LIEDER EINES FAHRENDEN GESELLEN (Mahler), DAS LIED VON DER ERDE (Mahler), DER STURM (F.Martin), CARMINA BURANA (Orff), CORONATION MASS (Mozart), CREATION (Haydn), REQUIEM (Fauré), EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM (Brahms), FAUST ET HELENE (Lili Boulanger), MESSA DI GLORIA (Mascagni), STABAT MATER (Szymanowski) in Semperoper-Dresden with Marcello Viotti and others.
He has also appeared with JOSÉ CARRERAS in Warsaw for 50-anniversary of UNICEF as well as in Opera Galas at the Accademia Navale - Livorno, Teatro Monumental - Madrid, Milan (organized by Teatro alla Scala), San Marco Basilic in Venezia, Kölner Philharmonie, Grosser Sendesaal in Hannover, Jerusalem Philharmonie, Florida and Ireland. He has given recitals for International Oratorio Festival "Wratislavia Cantans" in Poland as well as in Künzelsau - Germany (for 50-anniversary of WÜRTH Company), Schubert Festival -Warsaw, Teatro Bolshoi - Moscow (Beethoven Hall), National Concert Hall - Dublin, Kangasniemi Festival - Finland, Sellosali - Espoo, etc.
Marcin Bronikowski is a laureate of Honorary Ace 1996 for his artistic achievements and Honorary Pearl 2010, given to him by the President of European Parlament, Ex-Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Mr. Jerzy Buzek for "the promotion of Polish Music in the world's greatest opera stages".
He made CD recordings of Cecil MARIA STUARDA with Bayerischer Rundfunk, Marcello Viotti and Edita Gruberova for "Nightingale", Zarete IL PARIA (Donizetti) for "Bongiovanni", Bohuš JACOBIN (Dvořak) for WDR Köln, Nevers LES HUGUENOTS (Mayerbeer) for "Dynamic" and RADIO & TV recordings in many countries.
V. Bellini Beatrice di Tenda Filippo Maria Visconti
V. Bellini I Puritani sir Riccardo Forth
G. Bizet Carmen Escamillo
G. Donizetti Don Pasquale Dott. Malatesta
G. Donizetti Linda di Chamounix Antonio
G. Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor lord Enrico Ashton
G. Donizetti Maria Stuarda Lord Cecil
G. Donizetti L'elisir d'amore Belcore
G. Donizetti Il Paria Zarete
A. Dvořak Jacobin Bohuš
Ch. Gounod Faust Valentin
Ch. Gounod Roméo et Juliette Mercutio
P. Hajiev Shumla Polka Laiosh Koshuth
R. Leoncavallo I Pagliacci Silvio
P. Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana Alfio
J. Massenet Manon Lescaut
J. Massenet Le Roi de Lahore Scindia
J. Massenet Werther Albert
G. Mayerbeer Les Huguenots Névers
W. A. Mozart Don Giovanni Don Giovanni*
W. A. Mozart Le nozze di Figaro Conte Almaviva
W. A. Mozart Die Zauberflöte Papageno
M. Musorgski Boris Godunov Schtchelkalov
G. Puccini La Bohéme Marcello
G. Puccini Manon Lescaut Lescaut
G. Puccini Madame Butterfly Sharpless
G. Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia Figaro
G. Rossini La cambiale di matrimonio Slook
G. Rossini La Cenerentola Dandini
P. Tchaikovski The Entchantress Prince Nikita
P. Tchaikovski Eugene Onegin E. Onegin
J. Strauss Die Fledermaus Eisenstein
K. Szymanowski Król Roger Roger
K. Szymanowski Loteria na mężów Charly
G. Verdi Un ballo in maschera Anckarström
G. Verdi Don Carlos Rodrigo
G. Verdi La Traviata Germont
C. M. von Weber Die Freischütz Prinz Ottokar
W. Żeleński Goplana von Kostryn
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