Ewa Iżykowska belongs to the group of the most outstanding Polish singers. She graduated from Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw where she studied singing under Prof. Kazimiera Goławska. She continued her studies at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome and Teatro alla Scala in Milan under Giulietta Simionato and Eduardo Miller. She is also summa cum laude graduate of Academy of Drama in Warsaw, Poland.
Ewa Iżykowska won several prizes at the international vocal competitions, such as Belvedere Competition in Vienna, Austria, Mozart Competition in Alessandria, Italy, Vocal Competition in Rome, Italy, Szymanowski Competition in Warsaw, Poland. Ewa Iżykowska started her professional career at the Opera House in Poznań in 1981 where she created Fiordiligi in “Cosi fan tutte”, Violetta in “La Traviata”, Micaela in “Carmen”, Liu in “Turandot” and many others. In 1986 Ewa Iżykowska made her debut at the Chamber Opera House in Vienna, Austria, where she sang Nedda in “I Pagliacci” and Countess in “Le nozze di Figaro”.
In 1987-1991 she was soloist at the Opera House in Luzerne, Switzerland, where amopng others she sang Poppea in “L’incoronazione di Poppea”, Countess in “Le nozze di Figaro”, Tatyana in “Eugen Onegin”, Violetta in “La Traviata”, Adriana in “Adriana Lecouvreur” together with tenor Ramon Vargas, and Marcello Viotti conducting.
Recently she appeared also in many European theatres singing many charachters in Penderecki’s “Die Schwarze Maske”, “The Devil from Loudaine”, (both broadcasted internationally) “Paradise Lost”, Strauss’ “Salome”, “Rosenkavalier” (Marschalin), Puccini’s “Tosca”, and Giordano’s Fedora.
Ewa Iżykowska is a distinguished oratorio – cantata singer. Her repertoire includes the best known works starting from Baroque through Romantic oratorios to contemporary works like Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 or Gorecki Symphony No. 3 and the whole oratorio repertoire of Penderecki. During her life she performed in Europe, both Americas, Philippines and Russia. She has recorded with Polish Radio & TV and Austria TV ORF. In 2000, she started her world-wide tour with two solo recitals: “From Baroque to Contemporary Music’’ and ’’Songs of Chopin and Paderewski’’.
Since 2000 she begun to share her experience with young students atUniversity in Olsztyn, Poland., Polish Academy of Siences in Warsaw, and she become a v-ce director of Keimyung F.Chopin Academy of Music in South Korea.
Since 2004, she is asked to participate in many international opera workshops, seminars, courses and festivals, like, Schlern Musik Festival in Italy, Masterclass at the Texas Christian University, Masterclass at the Catholic Universtity in Daegu, S.Korea, From Chopin to Gorecki Festival at the F. Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Cleark Musik Festival, USA, Masterclasses, in Santa Cecilia, Rome, and Conservatorio in Padova. Recently she is professor at the Chopin Gorecki Festival at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland. Ewa Iżykowska, was 4 year vice-rektor of F.Chopin University of Musik.