The Czech Baritone Filip Bandžak, was born in Pardubice. 

As a 9-year-old gifted child, he began his musical career as member of the Prague’s Philharmonic Children Choir (PPCC). Seven years later he made a firm step towards a solo career. Foreseen as talented Czech opera singer of his generation, he made his first steps on vocal scene in 1993 at the Berlin and Warsaw State Operas. Then in 1994, he made his first appearance in Prague´s National Theatre in Rigoletto. His debut he made at Pilsen Opera Theatre as Marcello in Puccini´s La Bohème

Filip Bandžak’s quality singing was first awarded at the “European Grand Prix” in the Spanish Tolosa in 1998. He was schooled in 2005 at the Russian Academy of Theatrical Arts in Moscow (GITIS), where he studied under the vocal tuition of Professors Iurii Vedeneyev, Svetlana Varguzova and Rozetta Nemchinskaya. Nowadays Mr. Bandžak cooperates in Vienna with Prof. Kammersänger Evgeni Nesterenko. 


2012: La bohème, L’elisir d’amore, Die lustige Witwe, Eugene Onegin, Carmina Burana, Il barbiere di Siviglia – Prague; Carmen – Toulon; concerts in Russia.

2013: Die lustige Witwe, Don Quichotte - Prague, Pilsen; Il barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro) – Naples; recording of Oratio Spei by the Czech composer Juraj Filas.


Since then, he bolstered his musical experience appearing in opera houses and concert stages in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, France, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Spain, Estonia, Canada, Slovenia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Malaysia, Singapore, and China. He has appeared in some international music festivals: Harbin International Music Festival, International Opera festival Miskolc – Bartók, Moscow International Music Festival The King´s Tournament, Montreal Jeunes Ambassador, Peter Dvorský International Music Festival, Tallin Opera festival, Samara International Music festival of the Organ music - The King´s Audiences, etc.

He has been awarded in many international competitions:

2006 - Laureate of the “International Vocal Competition Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský” in Slovakia.

          - First Prize of the “International Vocal Competition Antonín Dvořák” in the Czech Republic.    

2008 - Laureate of the “China International Vocal Competition” (CIVC) in Ningbo. He was also honoured by the Special Prize for the Outstanding interpretation of a Chinese aria in Chinese language.

2009 - Laureate of the “Maria Callas Grand Prix Vocal Competition“, which is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of Greece and under the auspices of UNESCO.

2010 - Laureate  at “First Shalyapin International Competition «Voices over Plyos»“. 

Repertoire

C. Gounod: Faust — Valentin

G. Donizetti: L´elisir d´amore — Belcore

G. Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor — Lord Enrico Ashton

F. Lehár: The Merry Widow — Danilo Danilovitsch (Czech and Italian)

R. Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci — Silvio

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin — Eugene Onegin

J. Massenet: Don Quichotte — Sancho Panza

M. Musorgskij: Boris Godunov — Andrey Shchelkalov

C. Orff: Carmina Burana

G. Puccini: La bohème — Marcello

S. Rachmaninov: Aleko — Aleko

G. Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia — Figaro

P.I. Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades — Prince Yeletsky

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Iolanta — Robert






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Filip Bandzak

Baritone