Called " a polished and telling performer" by British Opera Journal, Bass baritone Mark Kaczmarczyk combines a career steeped in voice and conducting. As a conductor he has appeared with internationally acclaimed artists of our time, including counter tenor David Daniels (in performances of Handel's Semele, called "excellent" by Chamber Music America Magazine), pianists Jonathan Biss, James Tocco and the late Ruth Laredo in chamber music and oratorio. Many of Mark's successes have been in the performance of baroque music; he has conducted historically informed performances of Handel's Dixit Dominus with the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Apollo's Fire, by invitation at the American Choral Director's Association convention, sung the Passions of St. John and St. Matthew of Bach throughout the United States and Canada, solo cantatas with Helmut Rilling at the Oregon Bach Festival, repeated engagements at the Aspen Music Festival, the Great lakes Chamber Music Festival, the American Symphony at Lincoln Center, and off Broadway at La Mama Theater. He has previously served as Director of Opera and Musical Theater at the University of Oregon and Ithaca College in New York. Mr. Kaczmarczyk holds degrees from the State University of New York (BM Voice; MS Political Science), Eastman School of Music (MM, Conducting). He has also been award a Fellowship in Voice from University of Michigan, and has pursued doctoral studies at Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.
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