The Polish bass Wojtek Gierlach completed his studies at the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw in 2001. He won first prize in the Polish Ada Sari Competition, second prize in Bilbao, the Caruso prize in Milan, and third prize in the Francisco Viñas Competition in Barcelona. He took the title-rôles in Handel’s Imeneo and Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Warsaw Chamber Opera and the rôle of Leporello at the Warsaw National Theatre and in Kapstadt, and made guest appearances as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro in Bari and as Salieri in Mozart e Salieri at Oviedo. His rôles in Rossini have included Mustafà in L’Italiana in Algeri in Ravenna, Alidoro in La Cenerentola at the Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival and in Klagenfurt, Lord Sidney and Don Profondo in Il Viaggio a Reims at the Warsaw National Theatre, with Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and the Gouverneur in Le Comte Ory at the Rossini in Wildbad Festival, where he also appeared as Mustafà in Mosca’s L’italiana in Algeri. Other stage performances include collaboration in Meyerbeer’s Semiramide under Richard Bonynge and the rôle of Faraone in Mosè in Egitto under Antonino Fogliani. He has sung as a soloist in oratorio at home and abroad.