Stanisław Daniel Kotliński in Arte Daniel Kotlinski, started his music education as baritone (later he changed to bass-baritone) in Gdańsk, Poland. His first teacher of singing was Prof. Barbara Braginska-Iglikowska, mezzosoprano and pianist born in Odessa.

He continued vocal studies in Italy after he won the Italian Government Scholarship (University of Perugia, Accademia Chigiana of Siena and Fiesole Academy). Among his teachers were: Giorgio Favaretto, Lajos Kozma, Fedora Barbieri, Giancarlo Montanaro, Claudio Desderi and the legendary baritone Rolando Panerai. For a few years at the beginning he was a member of the ensemble of the Teatro Comunale – Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Opera House in Florence.

At the University of Florence, his adopted hometown, he studied History of Music and Literature. He wrote his Doctorate (PhD) on Francesco Paolo Tosti and Italian „Romanza da Salotto Italiana”.

He sang at the festivals such as Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Cantiere Internazionale d”Arte di Montepulciano, Puccini Festival Torre del Lago, Festival della Valle d’Itria, St. Petersburg Festival, Kissinger Sommer and Monte Carlo Festival. He performed in opera houses in Poland, Germany, France, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Oman, Qatar and China. In Siena, Florence, Naples and Milan he sang Figaro in „Le nozze di Figaro” and in „Il barbiere di Siviglia”. He gave Leporello („Don Giovanni”) in Rome and Florence, Salieri in „Mozart and Salieri” and Scarpia in „Tosca”. He sang at the Italian premiere of „Moses und Aron” with Zubin Mehta and he was the first italian Eddy in Mark Anthony Turnage’s opera „Greek” in Montepulciano, a project that was realized by Hans Werner Henze also as a film for RAI. He performed in the first italian performance of „Die Frau ohne Schatten” at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. He was Donner in „Das Rheingold” at the 100th anniversary of the legendary Forest Opera in Sopot/Poland, Raphael in the „Die Schöpfung” in Martina Franca, the bass in the „Coronation Mass” in Ravenna, the „Nelson Mass” and in Rossini’s „Petite Messe Solennelle” at the Monte Carlo Musique Sacrée Festival, as well as at the Kissinger Sommer Festival and in the Frauenkirche in Dresden during the Dresdner Musikfestspiele.

His repertoire ranges from Bach to Haydn and Beethoven, from Mozart, Donizetti, Rimsky-Korsakov to Tschaikovsky, Verdi, Richard Strauss, Szymanowski and Penderecki.

Besides giving numerous recitals, Daniel Kotlinski worked with the conductors: Zubin Mehta, Carlo Maria Giulini, Spiros Argiris, Myung Wun Chung, Jan Latham Koenig, Claire Gibault, Wojciech Rajski, Massimiliano Caldi, Chen Zuohuang, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Lukasz Borowicz, Pietro Rizzo, Matthias Bamert, Alain Altinoglu, Yaron Traub, Julien Salemkour, Jacek Kaspszyk, Tomas Ambrozaitis. He also worked with the stage directors: Derek Jarman, Lorenzo Mariani, Jonathan Miller, Liliana Cavani and Michael Hampe.

Due to illness he had to give up singing for several years. He was artistic director, journalist and cultural manager. As the youngest spokesman for the “Solidarity” movement he had been a political prisoner in communist Poland. He founded in 1999 the Syrinx-Kotlinski Management & Productions, an international music production company (active until 2011). He co-operated with artists such as Domingo, Beczala, Bruson, Dragoni, Ricciarelli, Scotto, van Dam, Licitra, Mehta, Conlon, Biondi, Maisky, Ashkenazy, Kreizberg, Levine and Penderecki; with Warsaw Polish National Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Carnegie Hall, Opera de Capitol Toulouse, Auditorium Rainier III in Monaco, Prague State Opera; with the Sinfonia Varsovia, Cracow Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Zürich Chamber Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, and Monte Carlo Philharmonic a.o. .

Daniel Kotlinski has been a vocal professor for 25 years in Gdańsk, Poland and is considered a specialist of the Italian school of Belcanto (he got his professor’s habilitation in 2013). He was the artistic director at the non profit “Romualdo Del Bianco” Foundation for young artists and first general manager – sovrintendente of the “Auditorium al Duomo” the new concert hall in the heart of Florence. 

For his activity he was awarded with special mentions, prizes and medals in Poland, Italy, Romania and in Oman. In 2017 he was awarded with the prestigious Italian „Premio Europeo Lorenzo il Magnifico” (among the previously awarded in art, science, business & politics are: L. Pavarotti, R. Tebaldi, R. Panerai, U. Eco, M. Luzi, V. Gasmann, W. Brandt, M. Gorbachow, F. Mitterand, G. Agnelli, G.Andreotti, C.A. Ciampi… .

Since 1997 he is a jury and honour comitee member of the international vocal competitions: “Ada Sari” Vocal Competition, Warsaw “Stanislaw Moniuszko” International Voice Competition, “Toti Dal Monte”, “Giovanni Martinelli-Aureliano Pertile”, “Matera – Citta` dei Sassi”, “Trofeo La Fenice – Giacomo Puccini” – in Italy, “Hariclea Darclée” in Romania, “Mondial Chinese Vocal Competition”, Concours International de Belcanto „Vincenzo Bellini” in Paris; he also co-operated in Italy for the Bertelsmann Stiftung “Neue Stimmen” Vocal Competition.

Between 1998 and 2011 he was artistic director and organiser of the international masterclasses in Poland and in Italy (Gdańsk, Florence, Forte dei Marmi) with Fedora Barbieri, Rolando Panerai, Renata Scotto, Katia Ricciarelli, Salvatore Fisichella, Paul Esswood, Claudio Desderi, Sergio Tiempo, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Alessandro Travaglini, Enrico Bronzi, Krzysztof Penderecki and Mischa Maisky.

Since resuming his career he sang with important conductors and orchestras – in Berlin, Bonn, Alicante, Florence, Doha, Dresden, Beijing, Jinan, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Parma, Petersburg, Rome, Mexico City, Bad Kissingen, Martina Franca, Marseilles, Monte-Carlo, Munich, Moscow, Muscat, Prague, Ravenna, Salzburg, Lisbon, Lucerne, Vaduz, Valencia, Warsaw, Vienna, Vilnius and New York. 

Between 2011 and 2016 Daniel Kotlinski sang in Florence, Parma, St. Petersburg, Mexico City (XXVIII Festival de México), Bad Kissingen (Kissinger Sommer Festival), Beijing (NCPA Philharmonic Orchestra season closing gala with Ning Feng violinist) and as a first Polish artist sang at the new Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman with Simone Kermes and Pretty Yende (Academy Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, Milan) conducted by Massimiliano Caldi. He performed in gala concerts for the annniversary, of the created by Lorin Maazel, Qatar National Philharmonic in Doha (with tenor Dmitry Korchak), he sang „Ein deutsches Requiem” by Brahms in Berlin, „Anna Bolena by Donizetti at the Gasteig Philharmonie in Munich and at the Musikverein in Vienna with Edita Gruberova, for the 45-years career anniversary of the soprano. He was Jacopo Loredano in „I due Foscari” in Munich with Simone Kermes, Paolo Gavanelli and Arturo Chacon Cruz; conducted by Massimiliano Murrali and Pere Laurence in „Romeo et Juliette“ – Symphonie dramatique Op.17 by Hector Berlioz at the Gulbenkian Festival in Lisboa, conducted by Lawrence Foster. He sang with the Salzburger Hofmusik conducted by Wolfgang Brunner, again at the Beijing NCPA Festival, Handel & Mozart. In March 2014 Daniel Kotlinski has performed at the Opéra de Marseille Le Silo Concert Hall the 9th Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven conducted by Lawrence Foster with Ricarda Merbeth soprano and tenor Donald Litaker.

Daniel Kotlinski performed in Rudolfinum Prague, „Die Schöpfung” – (Raphael and Adam) with Czech Philharmonic and Chorus conducted by Jiri Belohlavek (World live broadcasted by Czech Radio.) At the the Luzern Festival Zaubersee he was Salieri in „Mozart and Salieri“ by Rimsky-Korsakov conducted by Matthias Bamert and recorded by the Radio Svizzera Classica in the concert shared with Daniil Trifonov.

At the 28. Kissinger Sommer Festival he was the „Artist in residence“ together with the tenor Dmitry Korchak, the title was awarded for the first time in the festivals history.

Daniel Kotlinski was Dulcamara in „L’Elisir d’Amore“ by Gaetano Donizetti live recorded by Bayerischer Rundfunk Munich (with Dmitry Korchak as Nemorino and Ludmilla Bauerfeldt as Adina). He sang an opera recital gala in Liechtenstein with the National Orchestra of Liechtenstein, and a concert with soprano Julia Novikova at the Moritzburg Meisterkonzerte. In January and February 2015 he did concerts and masterclasses in Florence, Pescara and Salzburg Mozarteum accompanied by Prof. Siegfried Mauser. At Easter 2015 he sang a recital at the Moscow International Performing Arts Center. He again performed with Czech Philharmonic and Chorus, „Missa Solemnis” by Beethoven conducted by Jiri Belohlavek, together with Genia Kuehmeier, Marianne Crebassa and Arturo Chacon-Cruz. At the Opéra de Marseille Daniel Kotlinski sang under conductor Yaron Traub in „Des Knaben Wunderhorn” by G. Mahler.

At the Royal Opera House Muscat, he sang in the gala of 30 years anniversary of the ROSO – Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, the World Premiere of „Bridge to Oman” by Bernd Redmann, conducted by Nicola Paszkowski. The concert was live broadcasted by Oman Television and recorded for CD by Fone’.

Daniel Kotlinski performs in recitals and chamber music concerts together with pianists: Raffaele Cortesi, Massimo Guidetti, Massimiliano Murrali, Maciej Pikulski, Semion Skigin and Donald Sulzen.

Between 2014-2016 Daniel Kotlinski was Music dramaturg of the International Kissinger Sommer Festival in Bad Kissingen. He sang at the 30 years Kissinger Sommer celebration gala – „Des Knaben Wunderhorn” with Waltraud Meier and Gautier Capuçon, conducted by Lawrence Foster.

Recent engagements include: New York recital, Valencia Palau de la Musica and Alicante („Stabat Mater” by Rossini, „Missa Solemnis” and IX Symphony – by Beethoven, VIII Symphony by Mahler and Mozarts „Requiem” – conducted by Yaron Traub with Valencia Orchestra and London Philharmonia Chorus), recital in Berlin, Dresden Musikfestspiele (Belcanto Gala), Rossini „Stabat Mater” with Bamberger Orchestra conducted by Alain Altinoglu, Italian Opera gala with Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto conducted by Claudio Desderi, NCPA Festival in Beijing (Italian Gala). During the first international „Stars & Rising Stars” festival in Munich he sang together with the soprano star Olga Peretyatko, accompanied by pianist Semion Skigin. He made his debut as Rocco in Beethoven’s „Fidelio” opposite to Don Pizarro by Tomasz Konieczny at the European Solidarity Center in Gdansk, Poland (2017); conducted by Julien Salemkour with the Expat Philharmonic Orchestra and the international cast of singers. For Beetoven’s Jubilee he sang in Bonn with Salzburger Hofmusik Orchestra (2020). For 60 years anniversary of the Warsaw Chamber Opera he performed in two Donizetti’s operas, „Il Campanello” and „Il Giovedì grasso” (2021). He performed during the Lithuanian premiere of „Marie Magdeleine” opera-oratorium by Jules Massenet with the Vilnius Lithuanian National Orchestra (2022).

As a guest Professor Daniel Kotlinski gave masterclasses in Italy (Florence, Parma, Pescara, Teramo, Campli), Germany (Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Saarbrücken) Poland (Gdansk, Warsaw), Austria (Mozarteum Salzburg), China (Bejing, Jinan, Hangdzhou) and America (Mexico City). Between 2013-2015 he was Dozent at the Munich Academy of Music and Drama, where he gave Belcanto Seminar. In 2017 Daniel Kotlinski was apointed professor of the Summer Academy in Salzburg (Mozarteum University). In 2022 he started to cooperate with the Maggio Musicale Opera Academy in Florence. He teaches in Italian, Russian, German, Polish and English.

He shared the concerts and projects with pianists as Rudolf Buchbinder, Evgeny Bozhanov, Khatia Buniatishvili, Igor Levit, Daniil Trifonov and Lang Lang. 2021 he sang with piano trio (Marco Balderi, Simon Zhu, Maciej Kułakowski) at the Tosti Theatre in Ortona for the conclusion of the Italian celebrations of 175 years anniversary of Francesco Paolo Tosti.

In 2020 the Label Dux and Naxos Amercia have published the CD by Daniel Kotlinski and Marco Balderi (piano) dedicated to Francesco Paolo Tosti and his romanza italiana da salotto. In 2022 Daniel Kotlinski with piano trio (Marco Balderi, Simon Zhu, Maciej Kułakowski) has recorded a special CD album „Sir Paolo Tosti & his fascinating World of Fin de Siècle”, the album (Tosti, Braga, Bridge, Verdi) was dedicated to Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her Platinum Jubilee. Daniel Kotlinski recorded for Bayerischer Rundfunk, Polish Radio and Television, RAI– Radiotelevisione italiana, National Russian and Chinese TV, Qatar Television, Radio Clasica of Spain, Radio France Classique, Foné, Dux, Naxos America.


Stanisław Daniel KOTLIŃSKI – bass-baritone

He studied singing in Poland and Italy with Barbara Iglikowska, Giorgio Favaretto and Rolando Panerai. He made his debut in Schönberg’s “Moses und Aron” in Florence with Zubin Mehta, was Eddy in the Italian premiere of Turnage’s “Greek” (1991) with Hans Werner Henze, sang at the “Maggio Musicale Fiorentino” Festival. Due to health problems he couldn’t sing for many years. He was artistic director, journalist and cultural manager. As the youngest spokesman for the “Solidarity” movement he had been a political prisoner in communist Poland. Since resuming his career he sang with important conductors and orchestras – in Berlin, Bonn, Alicante, Florence, Doha, Dresden, Beijing, Jinan, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Parma, Petersburg, Rome, Mexico City, Bad Kissingen, Martina Franca, Marseilles, Monte-Carlo, Munich, Moscow, Muscat, Prague, Ravenna, Salzburg, Lisbon, Lucerne, Vaduz, Valencia, Warsaw, Vienna, Vilnius and New York. He shared the concerts and projects with pianists as Rudolf Buchbinder, Evgeny Bozhanov, Khatia Buniatishvili, Igor Levit, Daniil Trifonov and Lang Lang. As a PhD university professor of singing (S. Moniuszko Gdansk Music Academy) and doctoral supervisor he is internationally considered a specialist of Italian belcanto and Slavic music. He gave masterclasses and seminars in the conservatories of Florence, Parma, Pescara, Teramo, Berlin, Dresden, Munich, Beijing, Mexico City, Saarbrücken and Warsaw. In 2016 he gave his first seminar at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. In 2022 he started to cooperate with the Maggio Musicale Opera Academy in Florence. He has received awards and distinctions including the prestigious Italian „Premio Europeo Lorenzo il Magnifico” (2017). He has made numerous recordings for Polish Radio & Television, RAI, Qatar & Oman TV, CCTV China, National Russian TV, Bayerischer Rundfunk Munich, the radios in France, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Spain, as well as for CD labels as Foné, Dux, Naxos America.


Stanisław Daniel KOTLIŃSKI – Bassbariton

Er studierte Gesang in Polen und in Italien, bei Barbara Iglikowska, Giorgio Favaretto und Rolando Panerai. Er sang bei der italienischen Premiere von „Moses und Aron“ unter Zubin Mehta, war der erste italienische Eddy in die Oper von M.A. Turnage „Greek“ (ein Projekt von Hans Werner Henze), das auch als Film für RAI realisiert wurde. Er sang bei vielen wichtigen Festivals wie Maggio Musicale Fiorentino oder Puccini Festival Torre del Lago. Krankheitsbedingt musste er für viele Jahre das Singen aufgeben. Er wurde künstlerischer Leiter, Musikjournalist und Manager. Er war der jüngste Pressesprecher von „Solidarność” und politischer Gefangener im kommunistischen Polen. Seit er seine Karriere wieder aufnehmen konnte, sang er mit bedeutenden Dirigenten und Orchestern – in Berlin, Bonn, Alicante, Florenz, Doha, Beijing, Dresden, Jinan, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Parma, Petersburg, Rom, Mexico City, Bad Kissingen, Martina Franca, Marseilles, Monte-Carlo, München, Moscow, Muscat, Prague, Ravenna, Salzburg, Lissabon, Luzern, Vaduz, Valencia, Warschau, Wien, Vilnius und New York. Er trat bei Konzerten mit den Pianisten wie Rudolf Buchbinder, Evgeny Bozhanov, Khatia Buniatishvili, Igor Levit, Daniil Trifonov und Lang Lang auf. Er ist habilitiert, hat seit 25 Jahren eine Gesangs-Professur (Danziger Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst), ist Doktorvater und gilt als Spezialist für die italienische und slawische Gesangsschule. Prof. Dr. Kotlinski ist Kuratoriums- bzw. Jury-Mitglied bei internationalen Gesangswettbewerben, gab Meisterkurse und Seminare in Florenz, Parma, Pescara, Teramo, Berlin, Dresden, München, Beijing, Mexico City, Saarbrücken und in Warschau. 2016 gab er sein erstes Seminar an der Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, seit 2022 kooperiert er als Dozent mit der Maggio Musicale Opernakademie in Florenz. Er empfing wichtige Orden und Auszeichnungen wie den italienischen „Premio Europeo Lorenzo il Magnifico” (2017). Er hat aufgenommen für den Bayerischen Rundfunk, für Radio und Fernsehen in Polen, Italien, Lithauen, Qatar, Oman, China, Russland, Frankreich, Tschechien, Schweiz und in Spanien, sowie für die CD-Label Foné, Dux, Naxos America.


Stanisław Daniel KOTLIŃSKI – basso-baritono (in Arte Daniel Kotlinski)

Ha studiato all’Accademia di Danzica con Barbara Iglikowska, perfezionandosi in Italia all’Accademia Chigiana e alla Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, sotto la guida dei maestri Giorgio Favaretto, Lajos Kozma, Fedora Barbieri, Claudio Desderi e Rolando Panerai. In gioventù è stato giornalista musicale, portavoce del sindacato “Solidarność”, e prigioniero politico nella Polonia comunista. La sua carriera internazionale di cantante ha avuto inizio a Firenze, dove ha debuttato nell’opera „Moses und Aron” di Schönberg diretta da Zubin Mehta. Come protagonista nel ruolo di Eddy ha cantato nella prima italiana dell’opera „Greek” di M. A. Turnage, realizzata al Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano (anche in versione tv per la RAI) con la direzione artistica di H.W. Henze. Al Maggio Musicale Fiorentino si è esibito nella prima esecuzione italiana della versione scenica del „Berliner Requiem” di Kurt Weill. La sua attività di cantante si è interrotta per motivi di salute per diversi anni, durante i quali è stato impegnato come manager internazionale. Ha collaborato con importanti istituzioni (ad esempio: Teatro Nazionale di Varsavia, Carnegie Hall, Teatro alla Scala; Festival di Torre del Lago Puccini, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Ravenna Festival e Wexford Festival) e prestigiosi artisti (Krzysztof Penderecki, Katia Ricciarelli, Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, Renato Bruson, José van Dam, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Felicity Lott, Mischa Maisky, Salvatore Licitra). Ha invitato in Polonia Zubin Mehta con la Israel Philharmonic, James Levine con la Filarmonica di Monaco di Baviera, Yakov Kreizberg con l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo e Placido Domingo con la Filarmonica „Arturo Toscanini”. È esperto musicale della Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco di Firenze, è stato il primo sovrintendente del Teatro dell’Auditorium al Duomo nel capoluogo fiorentino. Ritornato al canto, durante gli anni 2010-2022 si è esibito in molte importanti istituzioni artistiche del mondo: a Pechino, Berlino, Bonn, Alicante, Firenze, Doha, Dresda, Jinan, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Parma, San Pietroburgo, Roma, Mexico City, Bad Kissingen, Martina Franca, Marsiglia, Monte-Carlo, Monaco di Baviera, Mosca, Praga, Salisburgo, Lisbona, Lucerna, Vaduz, Valencia, Varsavia, Vienna, Vilnius e New York. Primo artista polacco ad esibirsi alla Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman con orchestra giovanile della Scala, ha cantato al Teatro di Qatar per l’anniversario dell’Orchestra Nazionale creata da Lorin Maazel. Sotto la guida di Lawrence Foster ha interpretato Père Laurence in „Roméo et Juliette” di Berlioz con la Gulbenkian Philharmonic. Con il direttore cinese Chen Zuohuang ha concluso la stagione del Centro Nazionale d’Arte NCPA di Pechino. È stato il primo artista residente nella trentennale storia del festival bavarese “Kissinger Sommer”. Al festival di Lucerna è stato Salieri nell’opera „Mozart e Salieri” di Rimsky-Korsakov. Per la Bayerischer Rundfunk ha registrato „L’Elisir d’amore” come Dulcamara. Al Rudolfinum di Praga si è esibito con la Filarmonica Nazionale Ceca diretta da Jirí Belohlávek nell’oratorio „Die Schöpfung” di Haydn, e nella Missa Solemnis di Beethoven. Per l’inaugurazione dell’anno verdiano si è esibito a Monaco nell’opera „I due Foscari”. Con i Bamberger Symphoniker diretti da Alain Altinoglu ha cantato lo „Stabat Mater” di Rossini. Ha cantato con Edita Gruberowa, in occasione dei 45 anni di carriera del celebre soprano, al Gasteig di Monaco e al Musikverein di Vienna. Per Arte TV ha registrato „Des Knaben Wunderhorn” di Mahler con Waltraud Meier, l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille e Lawrence Foster. Ha condiviso concerti con grandi pianisti come Rudolf Buchbinder, Khatia Buniatishvili, Evgeny Bozhanov, Igor Levit, Daniil Trifonov e Lang Lang. Durante il Dresdner Musikfestspiele ha cantato la „Petite Messe Solennelle” di Rossini diretta da Hans-Christian Rademann. A Monaco ha cantato con il soprano Olga Peretyatko, al “Mozarteum” di Salisburgo si è esibito con il pianista americano Donald Sulzen. Per la conclusione del Beethoven Festival di Valencia ha cantato al Palau de la Musica con l’Orchestra de Valencia, accanto a Daniel Barenboim. Durante il Festival Internazionale “Solidarity of Art” (2017) ha debuttato come Rocco nell’opera „Fidelio” di Beethoven diretta da Julien Salemkour. È tra i fondatori del Festival Internazionale “Stars & Rising Stars” di Monaco di Baviera, inaugurato nel 2017 con Cecilia Bartoli, nel cui ambito ogni anno grandi artisti della musica presentano giovani talenti. A Bonn, Ortona, Monaco, Varsavia e a Firenze, tra 2020 e 2021 ha cantato in recital presentando musiche polacche e italiane, anche per l’apertura del Consolato Onorario della Repubblica di Polonia a Firenze, ha tenuto concerti per le celebrazioni beethoveniane (con l’Orchestra Salzburger Hofmusik di Salisburgo). È apparso inoltre come protagonista nelle opere „Il Campanello” e „Il giovedì grasso” di Donizetti per celebrare i 60 anni dell’Opera da Camera di Varsavia. È stato Lucifero nella „Cantata per il Santissimo Natale” di Alessandro Stradella, trasmessa dal Castello Reale di Varsavia in mondovisione. Svolge un’intensa attività di insegnamento, da 25 anni è titolare della catedra di canto a Danzica alla „Stanislaw Moniuszko” Music Academy, e come professore ospite tiene corsi e seminari a Monaco, Salisburgo, Berlino, Firenze, Parma, Pescara, Dresda, Teramo, Saarbrücken, Città del Messico e a Pechino. Dal 2022 collabora come docente con Accademia del Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino di Firenze. Ha ricevuto importanti premi e riconoscimenti in Polonia e nel mondo. Nel 2017, nel corso di una cerimonia svoltasi al “Salone dei Cinquecento” di Palazzo Vecchio, è stato insignito dall’Accademia Medicea di Firenze del “Premio Europeo Lorenzo il Magnifico”, già conferito a illustri personalità (Pavarotti, Panerai, Eco, Fo, Agnelli, Gassmann, Mitoraj, Ciampi, Mitterrand, Brandt e Gorbachov). Nel 2020 il presidente della Repubblica di Polonia gli ha conferito il più alto titolo artistico-scientifico di professore ordinario di scienze musicali. Nel 2022 è stato insignito con la medaglia „Gloria Artis” per meriti artistici da parte del governo polacco. Nell’estate 2022 ha cantato con l’Orchestra Nazionale Lituana e il Coro di Vilnius, nella prima esecuzione lituana dell’opera-oratorio „Marie Magdeleine” di Jules Massenet registrato live dalla tv nazionale lituana. Di recente, patrocinato dall’Istituto Nazionale Tostiano di Ortona e dalla Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco di Fienze Daniel Kotliński ha registrato un CD intitolato „Sir Paolo Tosti e il suo magico mondo Fin de Siècle”, prodotto in anteprima in 70 copie, dedicato al Giubileo della Regina Elisabetta II, per i suoi settant’anni di regno (Tosti, Braga, Bridge, Verdi). L’album ha avuto una presentazione ufficiale alla Corte britannica, al Ministero degli Affari Esteri a Roma, è stato anche consegnato al Presidente della Repubblica Italiana Sergio Mattarella riscontrando stima e il più vivo apprezzamento da parte del Capo dello Stato. Ha registrato per Dux, Foné, Emi, Naxos America, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Arte TV, Radiotelevisone polacca, RAI – Radiotelevisione italiana, Televisone Nazionale Russa, CCTV Cinese, Qatar TV, Oman TV, per la Radio francese, ceca, svizzera, spagnola.


Stanisław Daniel Kotlińskibas-baryton (in Arte Daniel Kotlinski)

Studiował w Gdańsku (prof. Barbara Iglikowska) i we Włoszech, (Accademia Chigiana w Sienie, Scuola di Fiesole, Uniwersytet Florencki) pod kierunkiem Giorgia Favaretta, Lajosa Kozmy i Rolanda Panerai. Zadebiutował we Florencji pod batutą Zubina Mehty w operze „Moses und Aron” Schönberga, wystąpił we włoskiej prapremierze opery „Greek” Turnage’a podczas Festiwalu „Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte” w Montepluciano (1991) pod kierownictwem Hansa Wernera Henze i w wersji filmowej opery. Na festiwalu Maggio Musicale Fiorentino wystąpił w „Requiem Berlińskim” Weilla, był mozartowskim Figarem we Florencji i Mediolanie. Ze względu na problemy zdrowotne nie występował przez wiele lat, był dyrektorem Teatro dell’Auditorium al Duomo we Florencji, dziennikarzem muzycznym, więźniem politycznym w „komunistycznej” Polsce i menadżerem kultury. Współpracował z Baltimore Opera, La Scalą, Carnegie Hall; z festiwalami: Torre del Lago Puccini, Wexford czy Ravenna Festival. Po powrocie do czynnego śpiewania, pomiędzy 2010-2022 występował w Pekinie, Berlinie, Alicante, Bonn, Florencji, Doha, Dreźnie, Jinan, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Parmie, Petersburgu, Rzymie, Meksyku, Bad Kissingen, Marsylii, Martina Franca, Mediolanie, Monte-Carlo, Monachium, Moskwie, Pradze, Salzburgu, Lizbonie, Lucernie, Vaduz, Walencji, Warszawie, Wilnie, Wiedniu i Nowym Jorku. Jako pierwszy Polak zaśpiewał w Royal Opera House Muscat w Omanie wraz z Simone Kermes i Pretty Yende z młodą Orkiestrą Teatro alla Scala, w Narodowej Operze w Katarze wystąpił z okazji jubileuszu Orkiestry Lorina Maazela. Pod batutą Lawrence’a Fostera prezentował się jako Pere Lawrence w „Romeo i Julii” Berlioza z Gulbenkian Philharmonic. Był pierwszym „Artystą Rezydentem” w trzydziestoletniej historii bawarskiego festiwalu „Kissinger Sommer”. W Lucernie wcielił się w postać Salieriego w operze „Mozart i Salieri” Rymskiego-Korsakowa, z Orkiestrą Radia w Monachium nagrał „L’Elisir d’amore” jako Dulcamara. Z Czeską Filharmonią Narodową pod dyrekcją Jiriego Belohlavka śpiewał w praskim Rudolfinum jako Raphael i Adam w „Die Schöpfung” Haydna, a także „Missę Solemnis” Beethovena. Z okazji inauguracji „Roku Verdiego” śpiewał w Monachium w operze „I due Foscari”, z Bamberger Symphoniker nagrał „Stabat Mater” Rossiniego z dyrygentem Alain Altinoglu. W monachijskim Gasteig i w Złotej Sali wiedeńskiego Musikverein śpiewał z Edytą Gruberową i Orkiestrą Monachijską pod batutą Pietra Rizzo z okazji 45-lecia pracy artystycznej wielkiej śpiewaczki. Dla TV Arte nagrał pieśni Mahlera z Waltraud Meier i wiolonczelistą Gautiererm Capuçon; dzielił projekty artystyczne z pianistami, jak Rudolf Buchbinder, Evgeny Bozhanov, Igor Levit, Daniil Trifonov, Katja Buniatishvili i Lang Lang. W roku 2020 śpiewał w Bonn z okazji jubileuszu beethowenowskiego z Salzburger Hofmusik. W 2021 roku we włoskiej Ortonie zamykał recitalem obchody 175 rocznicy urodzin Paola Tostiego, wielkiego reformatora włoskiego gatunku romanzy da camera. Jest jednym z założycieli i koordynatorem Festiwalu „Stars & Rising Stars” w Monachium, zainaugurowanego przez Cecilię Bartoli, jest profesorem sztuki, od 25-ciu lat prowadzi klasę śpiewu w Akademii Muzycznej w Gdańsku, oraz kursy i seminaria wokalne: w Monachium, Salzburgu, Berlinie, Florencji, Parmie, Peskarze, Dreźnie, Teramo, Saarbrücken, Meksyku i Pekinie. Od 2022 współpracuje jako pedagog z Akademią Opery Florenckiej. W 2017 roku otrzymał prestiżową włoską Nagrodę Akademii Medycejskiej „Premio Europeo Lorenzo il Magnifico” (wśród wcześniej nagrodzonych są L. Pavarotti, R. Panerai, R. Tebaldi, E. Ionesco, U. Eco, D. Fo, G. Agnelli, G. Andreotti, V. Gasmann, I. Mitoraj, F. Mitterand, W. Brandt, M. Gorbaczow). W 2020 roku Dux i Naxos America opublikowały nagranie CD z utworami Francesca Paola Tostiego w wykonaniu S.D. Kotlińskiego i pianisty Marca Balderi. W roku 2022 pod patronatem Narodowego Instytutu im. Tostiego w Ortonie ukazał się album CD pt. „Sir Paolo Tosti & his fascinatig World of Fin de Siècle”, (Tosti, Braga, Bridge, Verdi) zadedykowanty Królowej Brytyjskiej Elżbiecie II z okazji platynowego Jubileuszu (S.D. Kotliński, M. Balderi, S. Zhu, M. Kułakowski).