Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński has gained a reputation as a singer of striking vocal beauty and daring stage craft. Trained at The Juilliard School and the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, he participated in the prestigious young artist program Opera Academy at Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa. He is a Grand Finals winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the first place winner of the Marcella Sembrich International Vocal Compeition.
An avid interpreter of the roles of Handel, Mr. Orlinki has performed in Europe and the United States in a wide range of repertoire spanning early music to modern compostitions. He has triumphed in many vocal competitions including the Moniuszko Vocal Competition, the International Early Music Vocal Competition, and the Mazovian Golden Voices Competition in Poland, Rudolf Petrák’s Singing Competition in Slovakia, the Debut Competition in Germany, and Le Grand Prix de l’Opera in Bucharest, Romania. He was the first counter tenor to win the Oratorio Society of New York’s Solo Competition.
In his spare time, Mr. Orliński enjoys breakdancing, in addition to other styles of dance. His achievements in this medium include prizes in many dance competitions. He has been featured in videos for the street wear company CROPP, as well as featured as a dancer, model and acrobat in campaigns for Levi’s, Nike, Turbokolor, Samsung, Mercedes-Benz, MAC Cosmetics, Danon, and Algida