World Premieres & New Music Highlights

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As an avid performer of new music, Katarzyna was honored to sing the world premiere of Pulitzer-prize winning composer John Harbison’s new song cycle “The Right to Pleasure” at Harvard University, alongside pianist Mark McNeill. She is a featured solo performer on the Metier Records 2013 CD and world premiere recording release of Rising at Dawn: Chamber Music with Brass by Carson Cooman, about which her performance was hailed by James Altena of Fanfare Magazine as “nothing short of enthralling.In 2020 Katarzyna makes her debut with Los Angeles’ Jacaranda series performing the mezzo-soprano solo in Veronika Krausas’ Le Theatre du Soleil. In 2019, she released a two-volume recording of the Witold Lutosławski Derwid songs with pianist Barbara Bochenek in Los Angeles.

Katarzyna sang the mezzo-soprano solo in the world premiere of The Garden, an oratorio by Elissar Hanna at Ottawa’s Music and Beyond Festival. She sang the mezzo-soprano solo in the world premiere of composer Sharbel Dalal’s oratorio A Call For Peace in Jerusalem, Israel. Katarzyna also sang the world premiere of composer Michael Pepa’s Lilliane, with the philharmonic orchestras of Lviv, Ukraine and Timisoara, Romania.  Additionally, she sang the world premiere of Pepa’s Isomorphe at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio, performing the work with the Cantus Ensemble of Zagreb orchestra, one of the world’s premiere new music orchestras. She reprised Isomorphe with the Cantus Ensemble in Croatia, making her debut at the Music Biennale Zagreb, one of the foremost international festivals that showcases new music. 

Some newly composed operatic roles Katarzyna has performed include her Carnegie Hall debut, creating the role of the Virgin in the world premiere of Paola Prestini’s opera Oceanic Verses. She also created the lead role of Isabelle Eberhart in Song from the Uproar (world premiere), an opera composed by Missy Mazzoli. Katarzyna performed with The Industry, Los Angeles, as River Voice in the world premiere of HOPSCOTCH. She reprised this role on the recording of HOPSCOTCH, produced by The Industry

Performing as River Voice in The Industry’s production of “Hopscotch”, Los Angeles

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