andrzej stec


italian ardor, french taste, spanish rhythms, polish passion and kozak's blood, are just a few traits that matured during andrzej's many years as a performer and a pedaguge, captivating audiences around the globe.  

as a lyrique tenor, andrzej's roles extend to wide spectrum of traditional opera not limited to rigoletto, i puritani, Der Ziguenberbaron, Pelléas et Mélisande as well as new works such as Evangeline by silvain cooke premiered in Montreal, Canada.  andrzej extended training as an actor and dancer is clear in every role he portrays, bringing his charisma and knowledge to most challenging of performances.  

his love for poetry and languages is evident in every performance whether of a song, melodie, lieder, canciones or piesni.  Andrzej has been invited to perform in his hometown, stalowa wola, poland, many times and in honor of remembering his roots he received the title of an ambassador in 2013.  he was invited back in 2015 with pianist basia bochenek to open for the inaguration of XXV music festival with "chopin from stalowa wola", a collection of chopin's songs.


currently residing in ottawa, Canada, andrzej moved to Canada to earn his doctoral degree in music at the university of montreal, specializing in french melodie and german lieder.  his knowledge and passion for languages, led andrzej to perform in vienna, austria at the schubert's birthhouse as well as la roche d'hys, villecroze and icav.  in 2013, he was invited to china to conduct week long masterclasses on french, english and german art songs.  that same year, andrzej also gave masterclasses at the california institute of the arts (valencia, ca), where he was invited back in 2013.  in 2009 and 2011, he performed and gave various masterclasses in krakow, poland.  

in canada, andrzej has performed for Ensemble Da Capo, Les Mélodînes at Les-Place-des-Arts, the polish, the american as well as the venezuelan embassy.  the united states venues include the copernicus center, chicago opera theatre, light opera works, opera moda, opera circle orchestra as well as series of summer festivals including aspen and chautauqua.  

andrzej received Bachelor of music at Northern illinois university (dekalb, il) and master of music at northwestern university (evanston, Il).