Polish mezzo-soprano Marta Wryk has been active as a recitalist giving concerts in Poland, Italy, Germany and the United States since 2004. Recently Ms Wryk won the first prize in the 15th International Voice Competition in Gorizia, Italy. Last year the young artist had her debut at the Manhattan School of Music Opera Studio where she perfomed Prince Orlowsky in Die Fledermaus. This year she appeared as Mirtillo in Handel's Il Pastor Fido, also at the Manhattan School of Music, and she was praised for her clear sound and assured presence. This past summer Wryk covered the role of Gondi in Maria di Rohan for Bel Canto at the Caramoor Festival.
While attending voice classes at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Ms Wryk appeared in many operas and operatic ensembles, in roles including Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, 3rd Lady in Der Zauberflöte, Idamante in Idomeneo Re Di Creta, and Ms. Quickly in Falstaff. Ms Wryk's has performed at the Kosciuszko Foundation and De Lamar Mansion in New York, Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque, the Henryk Wieniawski Music Society in Poznan, Kammeropere Schloss Rheinsberg in Germany, International Festival Art-Connection in Rotterdam, and the First International Baroque Festival in Warsaw. In her still young career, she has been selected for master classes by such artists as: Franc Corsaro, Ileana Cotrubas, Tom Krause, Helena Lazarska, Alison Pearce, Simon Standage, Wieslaw Ochmann and Jerzy Marchwinski. Ms. Wryk graduated with distinction from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Currently she is studying at the Manhattan School of Music under Maitland Peters.
Ms Wryk has been awarded scholarships from the Polish Children's Fund, the Ministry of Education, the Prime Minister of Poland, Business and Professional Women`s Club and the LC Heart Foundation. Ms.Wryk is also a recipient of the Manhattan School of Music Scholarship.