Anna Siwiec-Sitkowska, soprano, earned her first master's degree with honors at the Bydgoszcz Music Conservatory in her native Poland in 1999. In the same year, Siwiec-Sitkowska has received first distinction in the International Paderewski Song Competition. She has performed in Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France and Norway with Krakow Philharmonic. After receiving a full graduate scholarship from State University of New York at Binghamton, she received her second Master of Music degree in opera performance in 2002.
Siwiec-Sitkowska made her operatic debut in the U.S. in 2001 with Tri-Cities Opera, singing a title role in Puccini's "Suor Angelica." On the operatic stage, she has also appeared as Mimi in "La Boheme," Witch in "Hansel and Gretel" and Fiordiligi in "Cosi fan tutte." Among her other operatic roles are Dido in "Dido and Aeneas," Rosalinda in "Die Fledermaus" and Tosca in "Tosca." She is the winner of many awards including the Phillip Friedheim Award (2003), Stuart and Jeanne Wilson Scholarship (2002), Developing Artist Grant (2001, 2002), Teaching Assistantship Award (2000-2001, 2001-2002; SUNY Binghamton) and Bydgoszcz Music Conservatory's the Best Graduate Award (1999). Since moving to Chicago, Siwiec-Sitkowska has appeared many times as a featured soloist with Paderewski Symphony Orchestra of Chicago. She currently works as an adjunct voice professor at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills. Since 2016, she has also served as a director of music and liturgy at St. John Vianney Church in Lockport and maintains a private voice studio in Homer Glen.