Master of Arts, Jazz Voice
Natasza Kurek-Gudmundsson
EFP: 2015
EMT: 2016

Specialties: Singing, Speaking
Languages: English, Dutch, Polish

Polish singer with jazz roots, born in Szczecin Poland 1974. Composer, performer, voice educator with an extensive experience, alumni summa cum laude of the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague, certified Estill Voice Master Trainer.

Singing teacher of the Royal Conservatoire The Hague since 2006.

Mrs. Kurek has appeared with her own project Natasza Kurek Group on the National Polish Radio, Polish National Television, Icelandic National Radio; performed on festivals such as Reykjavik Jazz Festival, Seven Bridges Festival Amsterdam and The North Sea Jazz Festival.

Her artistic collaborations, both recordings and live performances span from jazz (Arnulf Ochs’s awarded album “In the Meantime”, Gulli Gudmundsson’s Binary Orchid tour with Wolfert Brederode and Arve Henriksen ), theater (Roelof Meijer “Revolve”) spoken word (“Opowiadania zimowe” by Nobel Laureate Olga Tokarczuk herself along with music of Piotr Klimek, Polish contemporary composer), ethnic fusion (Steintryggur “Dialog” Icelandic dance fusion ) to her own compositional work: Natasza Kurek Group album “Incantation” (published by German label Jazz’n’Arts) and multimedia project “Akiko” with poetry of Japanese poetess Yosano Akiko (with photography of Anna Glinka).

“ Natasza Kurek’s sound spectrum is apparently endless…” - Jazzpodium (DE)

“(…) richness of ideas here is explosive. (…) Kurek has a hell of a voice and she likes to show it, playing with it in various ways. In her choice of lyrics (in Polish and English) her high sensitivity for poetry and sound of words is more than apparent. (…) Komeda’s lullaby from “Rosemary’s Baby” creates dark and fearful atmosphere – being one of the most interesting interpretation of this composition that I have ever heard. “ - Jazz Forum (PL)

“..evocative, moving statements (…) highlighting her own crystalline voice.” - One Final Note (UK)

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