Whether it be opera, operetta, gospel, jazz or musical theatre, they are all dear to me. If I can touch one heart, one soul, one being brings me great satisfaction.
Kinga Mitrowska born in Montreal began her musical studies at the Faculty of Theatre in Marianopolis College in Montreal and then traveled to Poland, where she graduated with a master degree with distinction from the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She made her debut, which turned out to be a great success, as Despina in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, staged by Polish State Opera. She was engaged by the Warsaw State Opera as a solist.
Among her roles were: Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème or Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata.
Kinga’s artistic career took her to musical stages in Poland and indeed across the continents. Winning the Gold Medal at the Maria Canals vocal competition in Barcelona, she went on to win prizes and distinctions at festivals in New York, Prague, Montreal, Vienna and Tokyo. Between such events she recorded for the Polish Radio and TV.
Upon her return to Canada, she continued her acclaimed successes with lead performances in Die Fledermaus, Gypsy Baron, Ernani, Linda di Chamonix, King Roger and La Traviata with the Toronto Operetta and Opera in Concert. She also devotes her time sharing her knowledge with her students.The last four years she has been staging shows with her students, Magical Broadway, Variete, Magical Broadway part – II.
Kinga is a recipient of many awards of vocal competitions and festivals. Many of her students are following in her footsteps by also winning in voice competitions "American Protege" "NATS Voice Competition" "Hall Leonard",”Martys”, “Doreen Chaddock”.
In recognition of her talent, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television nominated her in 2005 for the 20th Annual Gemini Awards in the Best Performance Category. In 2007 she was decorated with the Medal of Merit by the Polish Ministry of Culture for her artistic achievements.
She is the recipient of the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards that was given to her in 2008. In 2013 she was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit from the President of Poland for her propagation of Polish culture in Canada. Kinga is a member of RCM, Equity and National Association of Teachers of Singing.