Matthias Koziorowski is from Essen, where he studied with Prof. KS Wolfgang Millgramm at the Folkwang University of the Arts. Furthermore, he had the opportunity to round off his musical training by attending master classes with Helen Donath, Janet Williams, Olaf Bär, Anja Harteros and Andreas Homoki. He is currently coached by Prof. Thomas Piffka.
Since the 2018-19 season, he has been a member of the company of the Halle Opera House. Here he can continue to be heard in 2019-20 as Max (Der Freischütz), and he will debut as Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Sou-Chong (The Land of Smiles) and The Prince (Rusalka). Until now in Halle he has sung Vasco da Gama (L’Africaine), Fritz (The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein) and Guido Bardi (Eine florentinische Tragödie) directed by Tobias Kratzer, among other roles.
Mr Koziorowski will have guest performances in the 2019-20 season as Grigory/Dimitri (Boris Godunov) at the Mainz State Theatre, as Vasco da Gama (L’Africaine) at the Theater Lübeck and as soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Saalbau Essen and the Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv. In addition, he will perform Verdi’s Requiem in Düsseldorf, travel to Sochi to sing gala concerts and give his debut at Cologne’s Philharmonic Hall with an operetta gala for Jacques Offenbach’s 200th birthday.
From 2015 to 2018 the young tenor was a member of the ensemble of the Mecklenburg State Theatre Schwerin, where he sang Cassio (Otello), the 1st Stranger (The Cousin from Nowhere), Bob Boles (Peter Grimes), the handsome Mr. Hermann (Hindemith’s “News of the Day”), Tony (West Side Story), as well as Freddy (My Fair Lady) and the four Servant roles in “Tales of Hoffmann”, among other roles. In his first season there he was awarded the “Conrad Ekhof Prize of the Association of Friends of Mecklenburg State Theatre Schwerin”, a prestigious award for young talent.
Member of the company of the Halle Opera House
Conrad Ekhof Prize of the Association of Friends of Mecklenburg State Theatre Schwerin
Member of the ensemble of the Mecklenburg State Theatre Schwerin
Graduation at the Folkwang UdK Essen with Prof. KS Wolfgang Millgram
First prize winner of Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg
Member of the young ensemble at the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen
2008-12Studied at the Essen Folkwang UdK
Education and and first engagements
While still a student, he was hired in 2012 for two years as a member of the young ensemble at the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen; during this time he took on roles in “The Land of Smiles”, “Albert Herring”, “Pique Dame”, “Der Rosenkavalier”, “Fiddler on the Roof” and “On the Town”. In student productions he was also cast as Remendado (Carmen), the Dancing Master (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Danilo (The Merry Widow). In the summer of 2013, Mr Koziorowski was also the first-prize winner at the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg; at the opera festival there he sang the four Servant roles in “Tales of Hoffmann. Throughout his studies, he also cultivated a particularly close relationship to the Aalto-Musiktheater Essen. There Mr Koziorowski took the stage as a soloist in numerous children’s operas, singing for instance Tamino in a “Children’s Magic Flute”, the Prince in “Sleeping Beauty” and the Witch in an adapted version of Humperdinck’s “Hänsel und Gretel”. In addition, he played Ladas in “The Greek Passion” there and also worked in administration, as a theatre pedagogue and as head of the extras.
Other guest engagements in the recent past have taken the young tenor to the Theater Chemnitz, the Staatsoperette Dresden, the Landestheater Coburg and the Theater für Niedersachsen in Hildesheim. In addition, he has already performed as a guest at the Theater Hagen and the Theater Koblenz, as well as repeatedly at the Kiel Opera and several times at the Theater Lübeck.
Mr Koziorowski also works as a concert singer. He has already sung the tenor solo in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony multiple times, most recently with the Bochumer Symphoniker at the invitation of Steven Sloane. In addition, he has previously sung the Swan in Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, Verdi’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise and Mahler’s Lied von der Erde. His concert activities have led him until now to the Konzerthaus Dortmund, Saalbau Essen, Berlin Cathedral, Tonhalle Düsseldorf and the Elbe Philharmonic Hall.