Born in Poland, Jacek is acclaimed as a specialist in Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music, and as a gifted interpreter of the music of the 19th and 20th centuries. Jacek is renowned for his distinguished solo oratorio performances, including amongst others the Evangelist role in Bach’s Passions, Mass in B minor and Christmas Oratorio along with many of Bach’s cantatas. Jacek is a much sought-after soloist with many of the major Irish and international choral societies and orchestral ensembles. He is a member of Resurgam, a Dublin based ensemble, with which he has sang the great sacred repertoire of the renaissance and baroque periods. He is also a Lay Vicar Choral at Christ Church Cathedral Dublin, regularly cooperating with Irish and European ensembles such as the Palestrina Choir, St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choir, and the Netherlands Kamerkoor under the artistic management of Peter Dijkstra. Jacek recently founded an ensemble Chant 21 with foremost baroque players such as a lutenist Jerzy Zak and a violinist Monica Huggett. Their first performance, generously funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, is planned for September 2017 and will be an Irish premiere of Polish baroque and contemporary vocal instrumental repertoire, focusing on the work of SS Szarzynski.
Jacek’s’ most recent solo performances involve Crucifixion oratorio by John Steiner, and Crucifixus Pro Nobis by Kenneth Leighton in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral.