Young Polish tenor Piotr Buszewski is currently completing his residency at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia where he recently sang outstanding performances of Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor. This past summer he made his debut as the Duke in Rigoletto at the Wolftrap Festival. In the summer of 2017 Piotr performed the role of Ernesto in Don Pasquale at Brevard Music Center. Prior to that, he debuted the role of Nemorino in L’elisir D’amore with Oberlin in Italy. This season he also made his US professional debut as Donizetti’s Il Pigmalione with New York City Opera, followed by his debut with the Memphis Symphony in Berlioz’s Te deum. Future engagements include his debut with the Cincinnati Opera as Tybalt.
Prior to AVA, Piotr studied at the Juilliard School of Music with Doctor Robert C. White, and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Opera Studio in Rome under the tutelage of Renata Scotto. Prior to that Piotr studied at the Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw. Other recent engagements include Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi at the Trentino Music Festival, Tinca in Il Tabarro and Flaminio in L’amore dei tre re at the Academy of Vocal Arts.
In 2016 Piotr received third prize in the Zinka Milanov International Voice Competition, as well as Special Prize at the Otto Edelmann Voice Competition. In 2015 he was awarded second prize in the Marcella Sembrich International Voice Competition and the Hal Leonard Voice Competition. Piotr has sung in master classes with Renata Scotto, Deborah Voigt, Tito Capobianco, and Christopher Macatsoris. He is currently a student of Bill Schuman.