biography

Bożena graduated with distinction from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw where she studied on a Department of Vocal and Acting under Professor Kłosińska. 

 

She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under Professor Rudolf Piernay as part of the Erasmus student exchange programme. 

 

She was also a member of the Young Artists Programme – Opera Academy at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera where she studied under Izabela Kłosińska, Eytan Pessen and Matthias Rexroth.

Soprano

Bujnicka made her professional opera debut singing the role of Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (staged by Mariusz Trelinski) at The Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera (2015). Since then she has sung several opera roles: Euridice (Gluck), Donna Elvira (Mozart), Countess (Mozart), Miss Jessel (Britten), Iris (Petitgirard), Skierka (Żeleński) and others. 

 

Za rolę Iris w światowej prapremierze współczesnej francuskiej opery Guru Petitgirarda otrzymała prestiżową Nagrodę Kiepury.

 

She won numerous prizes in national and international competitions and has received a scholarship and a special prize from the Ministry of Culture.

 

Recent engagements include singing the role of the Young Nun in Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel under Kazushi Ono on Festiwal Aix-en-Provence.

 

She cooperates with  The Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, Opera at the Castle in Szczecin, Warsaw Chamber Opera, Wroclaw Opera House, Silesian Opera House, NFM, Festival Musique à Beauregard and Festival de Ramatuelle.

directing

Apart from singing, Bożena is developing her directing skills. She wrote scripts and staged two performances for children (The Little Mariage of Figaro and Do-it-herselfer) and afterwards was invited by the Opera Academy to stage Children’s Day. In March 2017 she made her professional debut as the stage director of About the Kingdom of Day and Night, an abridged version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, staged by the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera. The performance was a great success and resulted in numerous revivals in 2017/18.

 

She took part in the Miniatures: creating opera & music theatre for children & young audience  workshops in La Monnaie in Brussel and LOD Music Theatre in Ghent (Belgium). Bożena also worked as an assistant director  (including the preparation of revivals on her own) for Vivaldi's Farnace (Festival of Baroque Opera – Dramma per Musica, directed by Natalia Kozłowska) and world premiere of Petitgirards Guru (Opera at the Castle in Szczecin, directed by Damian Cruden).

 

Bożena's multimedia direction skills were highly valued. She was invited to stage multimedia for Open Air Opera - Faust by Radziwiłł (directed by Jitka Stokalska). Projections based on the motifs from Bosch’s paintings were displayed on the façade of Nieborów Palace. In December 2018 she staged mapping 3D for COP 24 - ONZ Katowice 2018 made by Clockwork Multimedia Studio for JSW SA.

In 2019 she made another production - as a director, costume designer and multimedia director: contemporized Haendels Aci, Galatea e Polifemo.

Education

Young Artists Programme: Opera Academy at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

MA :  Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw: Department of Vocal and Acting

MA : Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London

BA : Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw: Department of Vocal and Acting

Previous music education: The Fryderyk Chopin State Music School

Teachers: Izabela Kłosińska, Eytan Pessen, Matthias Rexroth, Beata Wardak, Rudolf Piernay

Awards

KIEPURA'S PRIZE for the best debut of the opera singer in the country 2019

 

1st PRIZE 

6th National Vocal Competition Golden Voices, Warsaw 

2nd PRIZE 

1st International Giulio Perotti Singing Competition, Ueckermünde

 

2nd PRIZE (1st was not given) and SPECIAL PRIZES 

1st National Paprocki Competition 2019​

 

2nd PRIZE (1st was not given)

National Krystyna Jamroz Vocal Competition, Busko Zdrój

 

2nd PRIZE 

11th International Vocal Competition Pieśń wieczorna, Białystok

 

2nd PRIZE 

4th Festival Bel Canto per sempre, Włocławek 2014

 

MINISTER'S AWARD 

Minister of Culture and Science

 

SCHOLARSHIP Minister of Culture and Science

Minister of Culture and Science

 

HONORABLE MENTION and a SPECIAL PRIZE

4th International Adam Didur Vocal Competition​

 

SPECIAL AWARD

3rd International Andrzej Hiolski Vocal Competition, Kudowa Zdrój ​

 

SPECIAL AWARD 

Festival Bel Canto, Nałęczów

 

SPECIAL AWARD

1st International Giulio Perotti Singing Competition, Ueckermünde

 

SPECIAL AWARD

2nd National Halina Słonicka Vocal Competition, Suwałki