Born in Poznan, Poland, in 1992, Maciej Kwaśnikowski is a member of the « Akademia Operowa », the Polish National Opera’s programme for young artists in Warsaw where he studied with Izabella Kłosińska, Eytan Pessen and Matthias Rexroth and, since 2016, he has been studying regularly with Dawn and Neil Shicoff. Besides his musical studies, he has also obtained a degree in Engineering from the Poznan University of Technology. He made his operatic debut in 2014 in the role of the Messenger in Aida and went on to sing the role of Jaquino in Fidelio at the “Opernfestspiele in der Hersfelder Stifsruine” summer festival, under the direction of Siegfried Heinrich. In 2017, he sang the role of Florville in Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino with the National Orchestra of Île-de-France, conducted by Enrique Mazzola; the tenor solo in the Saint John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach with the Opole Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra in Poland and also participated in the Mozart Residence at the Festival of Aix-en-Provence and in the Young Singers Project of the Salzburg Festival. In June 2017, he was awarded First Prize for Opera in the Marseille International Singing Competition. From September 2017, he will be in residence at the Paris Opera Academy.