Polish tenor Maciej Kwaśnikowski is in his second year in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Before joining the Lindemann Program, he was member of the Paris Opera Academy and also participated in the opera academy at the Polish National Opera. During the 2018–19 season, he appeared at the Paris Opera as Alfred in Die Fledermaus.
Previous performances include Franz Schubert’s Mass in E-flat Major with the Vienna Philharmonic and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, under Riccardo Muti; Handel’s Messiah with the Castilla y León Symphonic Orchestra and Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa; Florville in Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino with the Orchestre National d’Île de France, under Enrique Mazzola; and his debut at Paris’s Opera Bastille as the Young Gentleman in Philippe Boesmans’s Reigen.
In the summer of 2017, he took part in Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival and Mozart Residency of the Académie du Festival d’Aix-en-Provance. He won first prize and the Alida Vane Special Prize at the Alida Vane Award Voice Competition in Latvia and first prize for opera in the Marseille International Singing Competition. He holds an engineer’s degree from the Poznań University of Technology.